A budding mathematician from Wilberforce Primary in north London is getting ready to compete in the final of the international Pangea Mathematics Competition.
The competition sets budding mathematicians the challenge of solving complex mathematical problems. This was the first year that the competition, which is held in 18 European countries, has been held in the UK.
The first round of the competition took place in individual schools and pupils were tasked with completing a 40 minute exercise which tested their mathematical acumen. The top performing pupils have been invited to compete in the final in Queen Mary’s University on Saturday 12 May.
Wilberforce Primary pupil Yvette, achieved one of the highest scores in the country and has qualified for the final. Yvette said:
“I can’t believe I have got through to the final. The test was really tough but it was great to put what we have been learning in our maths lessons into practice. I know that there are going to be some really good mathematicians at the final but I am going to give it my best shot.”
Nick Adelaide, Maths Lead at Wilberforce Primary, said:
“Qualifying for the finals is no easy feat and we are all incredibly proud of Yvette for getting this far. Yvette is a bright and talented mathematician and we have every confidence in her ability to shine at the finals. We will all be wishing her well.”