In the Spring term year 11 student Harrison Moore qualified for the extension stage of a National Maths Competition run by the UK Mathematics Trust by gaining an excellent score in the Intermediate Maths Challenge. Consequently he sat an hour long “Kangaroo” paper which contained 25 multiple choice questions testing mathematical thinking, problem solving and mental agility.
Kangourou sans Frontières (KSF) is an independent association, whose purpose is to organise the annual Kangaroo contest with the aim of promoting mathematics among young people around the world. The name sounds strange, but recognises the fact that the organisation was inspired by the Australian Mathematics Trust.
It is impressive to be invited to sit the Kangaroo papers and Certificates of Merit are only awarded to the top 25%, which makes it doubly exciting that Harrison did indeed receive a Merit. Well done Harrison!