Enterprising Maths in Scotland Final 2015

The 2015 Enterprising Maths in Scotland final, sponsored by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, took place on 17 November 2015 in the exciting surroundings of the Glasgow Science Centre. 232 Third
and Fourth Year pupils in 58 teams from all across Scotland competed throughout the day in four varied and challenging rounds for the prestigious title of EMiS Champions 2015.

 

The day began with the Team Round as contestants were faced with twelve tricky problem-solving questions. Congratulations go to Boroughmuir High School for winning the special prize for the Team
Round.

Round Two was the Practical Round, from which Dollar Academy emerged victorious.

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 third year in a row following their outstanding performance in this round.

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After a break to explore the Science Centre, teams reconvened for the Relay Round, an action-packed end to the day that saw Williamwood High School emerge as round winners.

The scores across all four events were compiled and our congratulations go to Millburn Academy who finished in third place overall.

Third place: Millburn Academy

Congratulations also to Loretto School who finished second.

Second place: Loretto School

And finally, this year the EMiS silver salver for 1st place went to the well-deserving team from The Glasgow Academy.

First place: The Glasgow Academy

EMiS would like to thank the Science Centre for hosting the event, and to give an extra big “thank you” to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries whose generous sponsorship made the whole event possible.

A big thank you is also due to Stuart Welsh who, after this year’s event, stepped down as the coordinator for the EMiS national final. Stuart has devoted an enormous amount of time over the years and his contribution has helped increase the profile of the competition.

The full results of the competition can be found here: Enterprising Maths results 2015.

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