This is National Maths Week in England and children in Years 5 and 6 have had the opportunity to take part in the Primary Maths Challenge run by the Mathematical Association. The aim of the Challenge is to encourage enthusiasm, boost confidence in mathematics and show different ways that questions can be asked. “The Primary Maths Challenge is designed to make pupils think outside the box” with questions that “are not heavily reliant on formal mathematical knowledge, but can be solved by logical reasoning.” 17 children in Years 5 and 6 chose to take part in the Challenge and there were some excellent personal results. Also this week, some of our Year 6 children have had the opportunity to go to an extension maths club at Bartholomew School.
Participants in the Primary Maths Challenge were presented with their certificates in collective worship on Tuesday.