Crescent School Enjoy Year 5 Maths Challenge
Last Monday 11 October Crescent School took part in the Princethorpe College’s Year 5 Maths Challenge. The event was run by Douglas Buchanan of DCBEAGLE Challenges, who specialises in organising exciting and innovative maths activities for primary school aged children.
Crescent took two teams of two to compete alongside 18 pairs of enthusiastic and very talented mathematicians from nine local 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 mathematics questions.
Ably supported and marked by a team of Princethorpe’s 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 and everyone who participated received a certificate and a special Princethorpe cookie.
Crescent School’s best placed team Crescent 1, Tegan and Zahra, finished in 5th place overall with Crescent 2, Ellie and Mya, finishing 14th.
Mrs Calder and Miss Wrzesniacka, who accompanied the children, said, “The children had a great time and really enjoyed putting their maths skills to the test. Well done to them all, they made Crescent School proud.”