FMSP Mathematics

FMSP Mathematics Year 10 Team Competition

This is a new mathematics competition for Year 10 students.   Kathryn Jaitly, Sarah McHugh, Lucia Lamoury and Annabel Steele represented Westholme in the regional challenge held at Lancaster University.


The competition involved several rounds requiring different skills and strategies for success.   One of the rounds requires studying a specific are of mathematics outside the GCSE syllabus.   To prepare of this round, the girls learnt about the Absolute Value Function, a complex topic only taught at Advanced level.   They even worked on some Further Maths level questions – and did extremely well!   The team performed well on the day; they were the only girls’ team and were a credit to Westholme.