Four of our Year 11 mathematicians came joint-runners-up in a short-film competition for schools and colleges across the UK.
Students Becca, Macy, Alice and Zainab put together a video exploring the probabilities at play in Monty’s Doors.
First prize was awarded to Barrow Sixth Form College for their video on a Non-Euclidean Surprise. Joint runners up prizes awarded to St Wilfrid’s (Monty’s Doors) and Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate (The Ulam Spiral of Prime Numbers).
Mathematics is of fundamental importance to our society and its citizens but it also holds a lot of surprises, some of which are counter-intuitive. It’s also important that people learn to communicate mathematical thinking well. This competition was a way for students to work as a team and develop these skills! The judging panel consisted of members from the four collaborating organizations. There were many strengths across the films and the judges were faced with a difficult decision, the results of which are as follows.