Nationwide Primary Maths Challenge

22 Jan 2014

Higher order maths aimed at Year Six (Upper Two)

126 Exeter Junior pupils recently took part in the nationwide Primary Maths Challenge (PMC).

The PMC is a test with fun and interesting mathematical multiple-choice problems taken by pupils across the country over the course of one week.

It is designed to provide a different type of mathematical stretch and higher-order thinking for pupils mainly in Year 6. All our Upper Twos, most of our Lower Twos and small groups from the Upper One classes took part.

Lower Two B pupils Stellan Aalto said it was challenging, fun and exciting and Angus Stride found it “tense”.

Results were given out last week and certificates were awarded in assembly.

Ms Barnes said particular congratulations go to our Gold Certificate Winners, Matthew Walker (Upper Two A, and our highest scorer and invitee to the Bonus Final Round in February 2014), Sam Jefferson (Upper Two A), Freddie Brinicombe (Upper Two P), Tom Taylor (Upper Two A), Max Cockram (Upper Two P) and Guy Wilson (Upper Two P).

Matthew Walker said: “I found the maths challenge quite easy with a couple of hard questions and I feel great about being awarded top score in the school.”

Ms Barnes added: “Also, a very well done to our highest scoring Upper One pupil, Edward Ahmad, who achieved a Silver Certificate!”

“Well done to all our participants who will receive a ‘taking part’ certificate if they did not achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold this time. We hope you enjoyed being part of this exciting nationwide challenge.”