Seven Pupils Awarded Gold In Primary Maths Challenge
The Primary Mathematics Challenge is a fun and exciting mathematical challenge aimed at pupils in Year 5 and 6.
The PMC is not designed to be just another test in the school year. The PMC encourages enthusiasm, boosts confidence in mathematics and shows the different way questions can be asked. Problem solving is hugely important as a means of helping pupils develop their reasoning skills.
The PMC is designed to make pupils think outside the box. The questions asked are not necessarily subjects that have been covered in the curriculum by this time but the questions can create a great starting point and lead to discussions later in the year. The questions are not heavily reliant on formal mathematical knowledge, but can be solved by logical reasoning.
At Crackley this year we had 20 Junior 6 pupils and 17 Junior 5 pupils take part in the Primary Maths Challenge and we were delighted with the results.
Gold – Theo, Lucas, Georgie, Matilda, Georgina, Ding and Arthur
Silver – Julia, Leo, Amalia, Kit, Jay, Andew, Isabella, Nell, Molly, Beatrice and Sara
Bronze – Emily, Leani, Penny, Mairen, Darcey, Fergus, Elizabeth, Finley, Elora and Harry
The Gold and Silver winners have had their scores submitted to go through to the next round, but this will depend on what the threshold score is this year. Hopefully we will have some pupils who qualify.
A huge well done to all pupils who took part!