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

12 Oct

A team from Ruckleigh School, in Solihull, took first place in this year’s Princethorpe College Year 5 Maths Challenge.

The competition took place on Monday 11 October 2021 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 18 pairs of enthusiastic and talented mathematicians from nine schools, the pupils took part in a series of puzzles against the clock. In five eight-minute rounds the children tackled Tangram Triangles, Broken Calculators, Domino Jigsaws, Card Order and Curly’s Cycling Circuits, before finishing with a bonus round of five final mathematical problems.

Ably supported and marked by a team of Princethorpe Year 10 pupils, the competition stretched and challenged the children 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:

1st place: Ruckleigh School from Solihull

2nd place: St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School from Kenilworth

Joint 3rd place: Stratford Prep School from Stratford upon Avon and Telford Junior School from Leamington Spa

The winning teams all received mathematical prizes 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. 

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