The 2014 Enterprising Maths in Scotland final sponsored by The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries took place on Tuesday, 18th November in the exciting and modern surroundings of The Glasgow Science Centre. 248 Third and Fourth Year pupils in 62 teams from all across Scotland competed throughout the day in four varied and challenging rounds for the prestigious title of EMiS champions 2014.
The day began with the Team Round as contestants were faced with twelve tricky problem solving style questions, all with a Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games theme. Congratulations go to James Gillespie’s High School for winning the special prize for the Team Round.
Round Two was a practical round where teams raced to build and answer questions on a Platonic solid and an Archimedean solid. Top marks to Peebles High School for their performance in Round Two.
After lunch teams tackled the Stations Round where they worked against the clock on six fiendishly difficult challenges which required teamwork, logical thinking and perseverance in order to succeed. Well done to Speyside High School who took the special prize for the second year in a row following their outstanding performance in this round.
After a break to explore the treasures contained within The Science Centre, teams reconvened for the Relay Round, an action packed end to the day that saw Loretto School emerge as round winners.
The scores across all four events were compiled and our congratulations go to Dollar Academy who finished in 3rd place overall.
Congratulations also to Stewarts Melville College who finished a close 2nd.
This year the EMiS silver salver for 1st place went to the well deserving team from The High School of Glasgow.
EMiS would like to thank The Science Centre for hosting the event and give an extra big “thank you” to The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries whose generous sponsorship made the whole event possible.
The full results of the competition can be downloaded at: 2014 Enterprising Maths results.