Effort equals success for young mathematicians - The Rugby Observer

Effort equals success for young mathematicians

Rugby Editorial 23rd Oct, 2022   0

IT ALL added up for kids at two Rugby primary schools who won prizes at a regional maths challenge.

A team from Paddox Primary School finished in joint first place at Princethorpe College’s Year 5 Maths Challenge – while a team from Crescent School took joint third place.

They went up against 38 pairs of young mathematicians from 19 regional schools in the competition – which was organised by Douglas Buchanan of DCBEAGLE Challenges, who specialises in running exciting and innovative maths activities for primary school children.

Against the clock, pupils completed a series of puzzles requiring reasoning skills and mathematical knowledge, supported and marked by a team of Princethorpe Year 10 pupils.




The winning teams all received mathematical prizes presented by Princethorpe College’s Head of Maths, Sharon McBride, and everyone who participated received a certificate and a special Princethorpe cookie.

Sharon McBride said: “The College was delighted to host and support this event. It was a great opportunity for all to put their maths skills to the test and proved to be an exciting morning of mathematical challenges. Well done to everyone who took part.”


Visit www.dcbeagle.com or email Douglas Buchanan at [email protected] for more information.

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