Year 12 mathematicians began work on the topic on permutations by attempting to solve a sorting puzzle. It was great to see students using their mathematical knowledge and problem-solving skills to find a solution to a puzzle - a perfect way to see mathematics in practice. Combinations and Permutations are one of the more difficult and confusing topics in A level statistics so the fun and enjoyment I saw the year 12 students experiencing in the lesson will balance out the inevitable hard work and at times frustrations they will face later on in the block when we cover the more challenging areas of this topic. It was also interesting to see that the year 12 students managed to solve it in a time period only a few minutes less than the year 4 students who I gave the same challenge earlier in the week. Therefore, I will take the optimistic view and say that we have some great Mathematicians in year 4 already.