Youngsters from Devon to Durham and Sussex to Merseyside are in the running to be named the winners of WinAtSchool 2014.
The online competition is organised by the Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education (RSSCSE), based at Plymouth University, and sponsored by Winton Capital Management.
It has been open to Year 10 and 11 pupils in all UK secondary schools since last September, with thousands of pupils from hundreds of schools taking part.
Now the 12 best performing schools in the online competition are to compete in the national finals, taking place at the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) headquarters in London on 2nd July 2014, where they could win a first prize of up to £3,000.
Professor Neville Davies, Director of the RSSCSE, said: “WinAtSchool is an educational and fun way for youngsters to get involved in mathematics and statistics. They are vital components of any young person’s education, and can open up a range of possibilities for their future careers which some might not initially realise. We hope this competition, has inspired and challenged young people in equal measure, and I am sure the live final will be very exciting and competitive.”