Saanya Verma Achievements in Maths Challenges after being one of the youngest to have scored 162 highest score in British Mensa.
Primary Maths Challenge (PMC) :
The Primary Mathematics Challenge is a fun and exciting mathematical Challenge aimed at pupils in years 5 and 6 England and Wales, P6 and P7 in Scotland, and Years 6 and 7 in Northern Ireland. The PMC is designed to make pupils think outside the box.
The questions asked are not necessarily subjects that have been covered in the curriculum by this time but the questions can create a great starting point and lead to discussions later in the year.The PMC paper has 25 questions. 20 of these are multiple choice. The questions are graded; starting with easy ones and graduating to harder questions. The final five require an answer where no choices are given.high-scoring pupils will be invited to take the PMC Bonus Round.
Saanya in Year 6, was one of the 79,000 primary school pupils who took part in the first round and was awarded a gold certificate. Thereon she was one of the 1184 pupils who were invited to take part in thebonus round. Only 530 pupils out of those that entered the bonus round were awarded a medal. Saanya was one amongst only 153 pupils who have been awarded a silver medal.
UK Maths Challenge – Junior Maths Challenge (JMC):
The Junior Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 8 or below in England and Wales, Year 9 or below in Northern Ireland and S2 or below in Scotland.
The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour and is sat in school under normal exam conditions.
The top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3 and each institution receives a Best in School certificate.
Around 1200 of the highest scorers are invited to participate in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad.
It consists of a two-hour paper of more in-depth mathematical problems to which there are two sections:
Section A requires answers only whereas full written solutions are required for Section B. For some pupils this may be an unfamiliar exercise and an enjoyable introduction to this kind of mathematical activity. Papers are set and marked by the UKMT, as for the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad.
Based on the total score (A plus B sections; maximum score = 70) book prizes and certificates are awarded. The top scoring 25% of all candidates receive a Certificate of Distinction. Of those scoring below this, candidates who make a good attempt at the paper (usually a score of 8+, but may be moderated based on the score distribution) will receive a Certificate of Merit. Of the remaining candidates, those who qualified automatically for the JMO via the JMC receive a Certificate of Qualification. Discretionary (paid-for) candidates are only eligible for Distinction and Merit certificates. The top 50 scorers will be awarded a book prize; the title varies from year to year.
Saanya Verma in Year 7 has been rewarded the Gold Certificate, qualified for the Junior Maths Olympiad got Ceritificate of Merit and “Certificate for Best In Year”
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