Maths challenge for Pierre

Pierre Lardet
Pierre Lardet

Bo’ness Public School were delighted to learn that one of their aspiring maths students was a gold winner at a prestigious competition.

Pierre Lardet was successfully entered into the competition this year, winning a gold certificate and a much prized mathematical challenge mug.

The competition, known as the Mathematical Challenge is a problem solving competition for individual pupils in Scottish secondary schools as well as primary seven classes in primary schools .

It has been running since 1976 under the aegis of the Scottish Mathematical Council.

On June 4, Pierre and his mum travelled to St Andrews University for the awards ceremony, where they heard a lecture on ‘The Life of Pi and other Irrational Things’, a talk which Pierre found very informative and enjoyable.

He said: “Overall it was a great day and it was wonderful to receive the award.

“It was a fair bit of work, but I enjoy maths problems.”