After winning the ASA competition, Tony (Dong) Zhang and Yong Zi Xuan’s car was entered into the heats of the World Final. After an anxious wait over the break we finally received the race on Monday. An exciting race ensued with Tony and Yong frequently vying for first place. They eventually succumbed to an experienced Glasgow Academy senior team but comfortably beat local rivals Harrow International school of Beijing into 4th. Their final position of 2nd of the 11 schools, means that they have progressed to the World Semi Final and are busy preparing and testing their car for the race in May.
The Jaguar Maths in Motion Challenge aims to encourage the next generation of Engineers by engaging children of all abilities, aged 8 and above, in a virtual motor racing experience. Students work together in small teams and use basic and applied mathematics, engineering and problem solving skills to create racing cars and compete in a Grand Prix style tournament. This year marked the 16th year of the competition and the challenge has engaged well over 1.5 million young people in over 12 countries.
By Matthew Hewitt