PRIMARY STUDENTS RISE TO THE MATHS CHALLENGE
We were thrilled to welcome students from ten local primary schools to take part in our 24s Maths Challenge. We have been running this event for over ten years and students are tasked with having to make the number 24 using all four numbers on the playing card only once each – they can add, subtract, multiply or divide
The students played a round robin of matches against other schools in five-minute rounds. The aim is to gain as many points as possible in each round by winning cards. A card is won if the student can explain how to get 24 before the other team. The school with the most points at the end is the winner. Our Year 10 students adjudicated each match and ran the scoreboard ensuring the smooth running of the competitions.
Congratulations to Wavell Junior School who came first in the challenge and to Brompton-on-Swale C of E Primary School and Richmond Methodist Primary School who came second and third respectively.
Rebecca Collier, Maths Teacher, said: “I am always very impressed by the high level of mathematical ability exhibited by the primary students. It is a lovely event that celebrates mental maths and one of my favourite days of the year. I must thank the Year 10 students who worked excellently as a team to make the event such a great success.”