A successful Year 5 Maths Challenge

A successful Year 5 Maths Challenge

On Friday 16 November over 100 pupils from 25 primary and prep schools from all over Cheltenham and the Cotswolds took part in a Year 5 Maths Challenge hosted at Cheltenham College Junior School. 

Teamed in pairs within their school, the pupils pitted their wits against each other in a series of challenges which saw them testing their mathematical skills, including mental arithmetic. A vast variety of puzzles were set, including code breaking, tangrams, mystery numbers, sequences, mazes and logic puzzles. Congratulations to St Edwards's Junior School who came first, with Naunton Park Primary School second and Warden Hill Primary School third.

Mr Phil Williams, Director of Studies at Cheltenham College Junior School said: “Pupils often get to compete against each other and other schools on the sports field but rarely do they get to compete academically unless it’s in a exam situation. This event gives them that opportunity and also helps bring an element of fun and teamwork into maths. We were delighted that so many schools were keen to take part and we look forward to running a similar Year 6 event next term.” 

All participating pupils were given a certificate, a pencil and a ruler as a keepsake of the day. 

If schools would like to be invited to the Cheltenham College Junior School Year 6 Maths Challenge in March 2013, please contact Mr Williams on 01242 522 697 or email: p.williams@cheltenhamcollege.org

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