The question paper is made up of 25 questions and pupils are allocated 45 minutes to answer as many as they can. The first 20 questions are multiple choice. The challenge makes pupils think outside the box and helps to improve their problem solving skills.
Pupils are awarded certificates for reaching a certain score, and pupils who achieve a high score go through to participate in the Bonus Round in February. This year five of our pupils qualified for bronze silver or gold certificates and one pupil is progressing to the Bonus Round.
Headteacher Norah Johnson commented "The Primary Maths Challenge is a great way to challenge even the most able mathematicians. All pupils in Years 5 and 6 take part and score well. It is a great tool in demonstrating to pupils the importance of reading the question carefully. Pupils look forward to taking part each year and enjoy seeing their progress from Year 5 to Year 6."
If you would like to try the challenge at home past papers (and answers) can be printed from the website.
|Pupils in Years 5 & 6 proudly display their certificates|