Mathematicians take prizes

Students from Macclesfield College of Further and Higher Education once again triumphed in the annual UK Maths Trust Senior Maths Challenge. Jamie Cooper (19) and Joe Black (18) both achieved bronze certificates in this year’s competition.

The Senior Maths Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust, a registered charity who aim to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. Over 82,000 students from across the UK entered the challenge, with the top 60% receiving certificates, so this is an impressive performance by the 2 students. Jamie and Joe had to demonstrate high levels of logic and problem-solving ability - both skills highly valued by potential employers and universities.

Also receiving a prize for his maths ability was student Henry Smith who won Macclesfield College’s Maths Department’s Puzzle of the Month competition and received a book of mathematical puzzles as reward. The monthly puzzle competitions are open to any College students who want to participate and are displayed on notice boards inside and outside the maths teaching rooms and also online via the student intranet.

The College runs courses at various levels to help young people and adults gain maths qualifications or simply improve their numeracy skills. Search our Courses section for more details.

 Jamie Cooper (centre) receives his certificates from Claire Ashworth, Programme Leader & Lecturer in Mathematics (right) with Maths Lecturer David Mayers (left).

Jamie Cooper (centre) receives his certificates from Claire Ashworth, Programme Leader & Lecturer in Mathematics (right) with Maths Lecturer David Mayers (left).

 Joe Black (left) collects his bronze certificate.

Joe Black (left) collects his bronze certificate.

 Henry Smith (left) is awarded his prize.

Henry Smith (left) is awarded his prize.