Dauntsey’s Dodecahedron

A maths competition for the up-to-12s

Last week, the Mathematics Department hosted the final round of the Dauntsey's Dodecahedron Competition, now in its 28th year, welcoming 33 top young mathematicians from across the South West region to Dauntsey’s.

More than one thousand candidates had completed the Preliminary Round in their own schools and the 33 finalists selected represented 17 schools. The Final included completing two mathematical investigations, a tough multiple-choice paper and, to round off the day, a ‘Maths Trail’ around the School site.

Congratulations to Fin Brickman from the Dragon School in Oxford who took first prize. Second prize went to Robert Seabourne from Lavington and Imogen Moorsom from Salisbury Cathedral School gained third place.

Pete Mobbs, Head of Maths at Dauntsey’s, said:

“The competition is all about getting pupils enthused about maths and the standard today was, as always, extremely high. Congratulations to all the finalists who joined us at Dauntsey’s and especially to the winner, Fin. He takes home the coveted Dodecahedron trophy to host at his school for a year, together with a plaque for him to keep.”

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