Dauntsey's Dodecahedron 2017

On Wednesday 7 June, the Mathematics Department hosted the final round of the Dauntsey's Dodecahedron Competition, now in its 29th year, welcoming 26 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 26 finalists selected represented 16 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 Jonathan from Clifton College Prep who took first prize. Second prize went to Fay from Sandroyd, and Doug from St John’s, Marlborough gained third place.

The prizes were presented by Ellie from the First Form who was acting as Head Master for the day!

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, Jonathan. He takes home the coveted Dodecahedron trophy to host at his school for a year, together with a plaque for him to keep.”