Budding mathematicians at William Parker

Students at ARK William Parker Academy
Students at ARK William Parker Academy

An exciting competition to stimulate the minds of students at ARK William Parker Academy is being run in the mathematics department.

Eighteen mathematical challenges have been put up around the academy to give encouragement and recognition to all budding mathematicians.

In the run-up to the competition students were told about Russian scholar Grigory Perelman who solved a puzzle that had bewildered the world’s greatest mathematicians for more than a century.

They heard how he earned the right to claim a million dollar reward from the Clay Mathematics Institute and how his solution of the Poincare Conjecture would have earned him the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel prize – a Fields Medal.