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Maths Triumph - 13 June 2014

Maths Triumph - 13 June 2014

Dodec 2A YR 6 pupil is celebrating success in a prestigious maths competition.

Mihnki Kim won second place in the strongly contested Dauntsey's School's annual Dodecahedron Competition.

Now in its 26th year, this highly respected competition is designed to give the most able mathematicians aged 12 and under the opportunity to stretch and challenge themselves beyond their normal maths curriculum.

Phil Clear, Head of Mathematics at the Preparatory School, said: "This is a very impressive achievement given that over 1000 children from primary schools and prep schools in the South and South West took part in the first round.

"Mihnki, along with Asad Hilole and Dougie Ancell, did exceptionally well to reach the finals day, where the best pupils did mathematical battle over three gruelling rounds."

The 32 young finalists from across the south west spent a day at Dauntsey's School completing two mathematical investigations, a tough multiple-choice paper and, finally, a 'Maths Trail' around the school site.

Pete Mobbs, Head of Maths at Dauntsey's School said: "The competition is all about getting pupils enthused about maths and we saw ample evidence of this today. We are always hugely impressed by the standard of maths achieved by the pupils and this year was no exception."

Pictured left to right: Mihnki; Director of Studies, Dauntsey's School; competition winner Max, from Millfield Prep School and Oscar from King Edward's School, Bath who came third.