The 2017 Enterprising Maths in Scotland final sponsored by The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries took place on Tuesday, 28th November in the exciting and modern surroundings of the Glasgow Science Centre. 276 Third and Fourth Year pupils in 69 teams from all across Scotland competed throughout the day in four varied and challenging rounds for the prestigious title of EMiS champions 2017.
The day began with the Team Round as contestants were faced with twelve tricky problem solving style questions. Congratulations go to St Andrew’s and St Bride’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 an Archimedean solid. Top marks to Hutchesons’ Grammar 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 Linlithgow Academy who took the special prize following their outstanding performance in this round.
Pupils were then given some time to explore the treasures of the Science Centre during a well earned break.
After a break, teams reconvened for the Relay Round, an action packed end to the day that saw The Glasgow Academy emerge as round winners.
The scores across all four events were compiled and our congratulations go to James Gillespie’s High School who finished in 3rd place overall.
Congratulations also to George Heriot’s School who finished a close 2nd.
This year the EMiS silver salver for 1st place went to the well deserving team from Ardnamurchan High School.
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.
EMiS team for 2017:
James Burns, Cumnock Academy
Jane Creevy, Douglas Academy
Susan Lynch, Holy Rood R.C. High School
Chris Smith, Grange Academy
Laura Ross, The Scottish Government
Peter Todd, Arbroath High School