Horley and Crawley pupils take part in national maths challenge

Children from Meath Green, West Green , Holbrook Primary and Pound Hill at the first round of the National Young Mathematicians' Award in Explore Learning, Crawley - picture submitted
Children from Meath Green, West Green , Holbrook Primary and Pound Hill at the first round of the National Young Mathematicians' Award in Explore Learning, Crawley - picture submitted

Children from Crawley and Horley schools have battled it out for a place National Young Mathematicians’ Awards final.

The annual event is organised by Explore Learning and the University of Cambridge, entails a set of national first rounds, one of which took place at Explore Learning in Peglar Way, Crawley. Pupils from Pound Hill Junior, West Green Primary Meath Green Junior were among the schools taking part. The regional finals take place on Wednesday November 25 ahead of the top five schoosl from across the UK compete at final at the University of Cambridge next month.

Carey Ann Dodah, head of curriculum at Explore Learning, says: “Maths is so often regarded as a subject that can put children off their studies but this competition shows that not only is it fun and engaging, but a fantastic opportunity to build on teamwork, reward children’s success, develop their confidence and realise their skills for numbers.

“The children were challenged to solve a multi-layered, high-level problem and are assessed on their ability to get to the root for the problem, teamwork and their true mathematical thinking.”

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