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It all adds up for Heywood ‘mathletes’

Winners of the Team Math Competition Philip Walton, David Dalton, Brian McGrath and Daniel Delaney.

Winners of the Team Math Competition Philip Walton, David Dalton, Brian McGrath and Daniel Delaney.

A group of students from Heywood Community School have won the regional finals of the Team Math Competition.

The competition, which is run by the Irish Maths Teachers’ Association, took place on Friday January 31 in the Tullamore Court Hotel.

The winning team consisted of Philip Walton, David Dalton, Brian McGrath, Daniel Delaney, who are all Leaving Certificate students.

Heywood Community School will now go forward to represent the Midlands in NUI Galway in the National Finals on March 8.

The competition is based on the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths syllabus, and the format is that of a table quiz.

Students work in teams of four at a table solving eight rounds of problems.

The school wishes the ‘Mathletes’ the best of luck.

The second team of Evan Ladd, Cormac McGowan, Amy Hall, and Kevin Bergin came 5th in the competition.

 

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