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Primary Schools Take On Princethorpe College's Year 5 Maths Challenge

14 Oct

Teams from Paddox Primary School and Grange Farm Primary School finished in joint first place in this year's Princethorpe College Year 5 Maths Challenge.

The competition took place on Monday 10 October 2022 and was run by Douglas Buchanan of DCBEAGLE Challenges who specialises in organising exciting and innovative maths activities for primary school aged children. 

Competing were 38 pairs of enthusiastic and talented mathematicians from 19 schools. The pupils completed a series of puzzles against the clock. In five eight-minute rounds, they tackled Tangram Triangles, Broken Calculators, Domino Jigsaws, Make 24, Card Order and Curly's Cycling Circuits.

Ably supported and marked by a team of Princethorpe Year 10 pupils, the competition stretched and challenged the youngsters with mathematical activities that required both reasoning skills and mathematical knowledge. The event was huge fun for all who took part. 

The final results were:

Joint 1st place: Paddox Primary School from Rugby, and Grange Farm Primary School, from Coventry.

Joint 3rd place: Ruckleigh School, from Solihull, Crescent School, from Rugby, and St Augustine's Catholic Primary School, from Kenilworth.

The winning teams all received mathematical prizes presented by Princethorpe College's Head of Mathematics, Sharon McBride, and everyone who participated received a certificate and a special Princethorpe cookie. 

It was a great opportunity for all to put their maths skills to the test and the College was delighted to host the event.