Reporter 461, 12 February 2001

Numbers stack up

A record 50,120 pupils aged 16-19 entered this yearís Senior Mathematics Challenge making it the largest competition of its kind in the UK.

Peter Neumann, Chairman of the UKMT (UK maths trust), said: "Itís very gratifying to see evidence that interest in the challenge is growing rapidly throughout the country, and that so many students are being stimulated mathematically by tackling its challenging but charming problems."

The challenge attracts entrants from all kinds of schools and colleges, with the top six competing at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Washington, DC.

further information is available from the Maths Challenge website

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