Dauntsey’s Dodecahedron finals day

A maths competition for the up-to-12s

On Friday 12 June, the Mathematics Department hosted the annual Dauntsey's Dodecahedron Competition Finals Day, welcoming 29 top young mathematicians from across the South West region.

The total number of candidates who had earlier completed the Preliminary Round in their own schools was 1,043. The top 30 or so of these candidates were then invited to the Finals Day at Dauntsey’s.

On the day they completed two mathematical investigations in the morning, followed by lunch at the Manor and an opportunity to explore the woods or have an impromptu football match. In the afternoon, the pupils completed a challenging multiple-choice paper and then did a Maths Trail around the school site.

The standard, as always, was extremely high and everyone seemed to enjoy the day. Congratulations to everyone who attended and especially to the winner, Jude, from Salisbury Cathedral School. He is awarded the Dodecahedron trophy to host at his school for a year, together with a plaque for him to keep. Pete Mobbs, Head of Maths