Reporter 433, 15 March 1999

Kids counting on the counters

Mathematical challenges co-ordinated by the maths department are testing thousands of schoolchildren across Europe - and baffling many of its own professors. "From an average of 120,000 pupils sitting each paper we only ever get three or four that get all twenty-five questions right," said co-ordinator Heather Maklin. "Even when a couple of members of staff from the department have a go, they usually don't get all of them!"


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