Year 8 Team Maths Challenge

On Tuesday 2nd April Queensmead hosted the seventh Hillingdon Year 8 Team Maths Challenge. Eleven other schools from the borough brought a team of four very enthusiastic and able
mathematicians and it was a great evening of maths.

First up was the group round in which the four students spent forty-five minutes working together on ten questions. Our Queensmead team had been really focused on this round in their practice sessions and it had paid off. Following that was the crossnumber which some would say is a difficult round but not for these teams as the standard was very high. The final round was the relay.
The students put everything they had into solving the problems and running between the teacher and their other team. It is always a great event for the spectators and there
were plenty of teachers and parents there to enjoy this finale.

After all that excitement, the results were in. Unfortunately, Queensmead did not win this year. However, we are really proud of the commitment and teamwork demonstrated by the team – Aamir, Tia , Shajan and Karun, who should be very proud of themselves. All the teachers and students there were really positive about how much they had enjoyed the event so a big thank you to the Queensmead Maths department who all helped to make it happen.