Palmers Green High School pupil scores high in national mathematics challenge

1st August 2020

Miranda in Year 6 has been presented with a Bronze award by The Mathematical Association in this year’s Primary Mathematics Challenge (PMC). The prestigious honour demonstrates her achievement as one of the best young mathematicians in the UK.

The first stage of the challenge took place in November 2012 when the Palmers Green High School pupil competed alongside 70,000 children across the country. Successfully answering a variety of multiple choice mathematics problems, Miranda, aged 11 joined the top 2% highest scorers that were invited to take part in the PMC Bonus Round in February.

Miranda rose to the challenge and was one of 523 pupils to win an award in the Bonus Round.

Speaking of the pupil’s success Dr Caddy, Deputy Head at Palmers Green High School, said: “We are all extremely proud that Miranda has won a Bronze award. It is such an achievement to receive recognition for mathematical ability on a national scale. All of the children at the school enjoyed taking part in the Challenge and most importantly, it shows them that maths can be fun.”

Lesley Jones from The Mathematical Association added: “We would like to offer our congratulations to Miranda and all of the pupils that participated. We received a large number of entries which reflects a real appetite for solving maths problems and puzzles. We always try to make the questions interesting and accessible, while giving pupils an opportunity to apply fundamental maths skills. It is great to be able to acknowledge brilliant young minds in the UK and nurture future mathematicians.”