Last week, Norwich School welcomed pupils from across Norfolk for two days of Maths Challenges. Children in Year 5 and 6 from 25 primary schools across Norfolk, worked in teams to work through a series of problems. The clock was against them, and pupils had only a few minutes to solve questions on a range of topics, from code breaking to logic problems.
The Year 6 day included lots of movement and activity too, with pupils racing from their tables to the markers in order to answer the questions in the time allotted. Both Norwich Lower School teams had great successes, coming first on both days.
Norwich School were delighted to host the event for the first time this year, and were impressed by both the enthusiasm of pupils (and their teachers!). The Mathematics Challenges are created and organised by Douglas Beagle, a former science and maths teacher for 29 years. He now devotes his time to running the Maths Challenges, which are offered free of charge to pupils, and take place across the country.
Thank you to the schools who took part over the two days.