Over the last term, pupils from Year 4-6 have formed the Maths Challenge Club with Mrs Paschoud from Wilson’s grammar school. Nearly 40 pupils meet each week to develop their problem solving skills through games and investigations.
Last week our keen mathematicians participated in the Primary Maths Challenge, which is a fun and exciting mathematical challenge aimed at Year 5-6 pupils. The Primary Maths Challenge boosts confidence and encourages positivity towards problem solving. Answering Primary Maths Challenge questions does not depend on mathematical knowledge alone, but on the ability to think things through logically and find multiple possibilities to solve problems. The Primary Maths Challenge is designed to make pupils think outside the box and develop reasoning skills. Completing the Primary Maths Challenge paper is also said to be a good basis for use in the preparations for the 11 plus exam.
All of our Maths Challenge Club members showed great determination and resilience throughout and should feel so proud of themselves! We look forward to presenting the children with certificates in a special celebration assembly this term. High scoring pupils will be invited to take part in the bonus round which involves pupils on a worldwide level.
We will continue to meet each week and solve problems in fun and interactive ways. Some problem solving will involve newspaper, tennis balls and marshmallows!
Good luck team!