This evening the SATRO AS Mathematics Challenge will be taking place at George Abbot School in Guildford. This is an after-school event where teams of five AS Mathematics students have two hours to tackle maths problems, including concepts they are taught at AS Level, as well as ideas which the students might expect to meet should they continue to study maths at degree level.
Less than 20% of students continue the study of mathematics beyond the age of 16, and so it is important to encourage those who do to consider taking their studies even further. SATRO very much hopes the event will inspire those attending to continue studying mathematics into University by providing interesting and unique problems for the teams to solve.
This event is extremely popular and this year will see nearly 200 students competing. Feedback from last year’s event included:
"The questions were challenging and sparked a couple of nice debates within the team which allowed for excellent teamwork."
"Good information about careers and very good mental challenge."
"The questions are a challenge for us, but they are surprisingly unique."
Visit our website for information about all of our upcoming challenges, www.satro.org.uk