Reporter 407, 6 October 1997

Challenging children

A national competition to stimulate interest in mathematics has been conducted for the first time from the specially-created UK Maths Challenges Office at the University of Leeds. The Junior and Intermediate Challenges were set up in 1988 by Dr Tony Gardiner at the University of Birmingham and have grown into major national events with more than 120,000 entrants each from around 2,000 schools in Britain.

The Maths Challenges Office is also to lend administrative support to the equivalent competition for sixth formers, the UK Senior Mathematical Challenge.

Further information about the Challenges can be obtained from the Administrator, Heather Macklin, at the UK Maths Challenges Office in the School of Mathematics.

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