This week, St Peter´s has been holding a maths challenge competition for its class 6 pupils. Pupils have been working in teams of four to solve problems together on a wide range of topics. They loved it!
Not all the questions were easy, they were designed to make pupils think! However, it has been a great opportunity for pupils to apply their maths skills to real problems. Not only that, but had been able to collaborate and discuss ideas with each other and compete in a healthy way.
There were five rounds of the challenge; a logic round, a speed round, a group question round, a relay and a crossnumber, all with different points awarded. By doing maths in a different, exciting way, pupils have been well motivated and have seen that the skills they learn in class are valuable, widely applicable and even fun.
Catherine Delaney – Maths Challenge Week Coordinator