Year 6 Gifted and Talented Mathematics Afternoon
16th Oct 2018
On Monday 15th October the Mathematics Department was delighted to host teams of Year 6 pupils from 12 local primary schools, including a team from our very own Year 6 Radnorian's, to take part in Mathematics competition.
The 90-minute workshop is designed to stretch and challenge the more able Mathematicians, with a carousel of activities run by some of our A Level Radnor House Mathematicians. We welcomed 11 teams from other schools spreading from Putney to our very doorstep - and by all appearances, each of our guests enjoyed themselves immensely!
Prior to the competition starting, pupils take time to consider what Maths is and where they might use some of the skills and concepts they have come across in their lessons in the 'real world'. They then work as a team on a variety of different puzzles, explained by our A Level Mathematicians, and have 10 minutes to hand in their best solution as a team. Points are then awarded, based on the answer provided - and whether or not hints have been required, before each team moves on to the next table and the next puzzle!
This year 3 teams, St Mary's, Archdeacon Cambridge and Kings House completed this phase attaining the maximum points - resulting in an exciting tie-break round.
Many congratulations to St Mary's Church of England Primary School who pipped the others to the post during the tie-break and won the afternoon's event.
The Radnor House team; Oliver C, Victor A, Emily A, Alicia N, Georgia H and Ollie D did extremely well, narrowly missing out on being part of the tie-break. We are extremely proud of their efforts - a great start to their Year 6 Mathematics!
The Tie Breaker Question