Sum achievement – AHS maths team reaches national final

The Anderson High School team has won the North and North East Scotland regional final of the UK Mathematical Trust’s Team Maths Challenge.

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The event, held in Elphinstone Hall at Aberdeen University, consisted of competitive rounds of mathematical problem solving. The team said that they felt in a strong position from the start, scoring full marks in the first round. AHS scored 210 points, 11 points ahead of nearest rivals Robert Gordons College.

The AHS team will travel to London for the national final on 17th June 2013.

AHS head teacher Valerie Nicolson said it was a terrific achievement. “The school is so proud of how well these youngsters have achieved at a national level. Everyone is speaking about it this morning.

“We have entered the competition for a number of years, and have had to some good results, but never a win. Our thanks go to the maths department, and particularly teacher Trina Stirling who travelled with the group.”


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