Primary Mathematics Challenge 2019
Friday 6th December 2019
Girls across Upper II and Lower II took part in the Primary Mathematics Challenge 2019. The girls did brilliantly with 6 of the girls, 4 of them from Lower II, gaining scores of 19 and above, out of 25; a significant achievement. Rin Hirasawa, from Lower IIA, had the highest score overall, with a magnificent 22 marks.
Six girls were awarded Gold Certificates; Rin Hirasawa, Alani Rancurel, Anna Meckle Haldane, Sunny Shen, Hijiri Yamada and Vanessa Saud.
Eight girls were awarded Silver Certificates; Poppy Powell, Pola Szewczyk, Clara Simpson Tarling, Arianna Shah, Claudia Bileckyj, Mylla Makan, Sachika Usami and Freya Barrett.
Five girls were awarded Bronze Certificates; Amber Masaon, Natasha Kocevski, Amba Sehgal, Sarah Kamar and Maria Ali.
The Primary Maths Challenge, which is run by the Mathematical Association, is aimed at pupils in years 5 and 6 across the UK. It is designed to make children think outside the box, so includes subjects not necessarily covered in the curriculum. The questions are not heavily reliant on formal mathematical knowledge, but can be solved by logical reasoning. Once all the submitted scores across the UK are analysed, some of the girls may be invited to participate in a Bonus Round for high scoring pupils in February 2020.
The Mathematical Association are inviting all children with 21 marks or higher to the Bonus Round. Two of our pupils qualify for this which is a fantastic achievement! The girls are: Rin Hirasawa in Lower II A and Alani Rancurel in Upper II A.
Huge congratulations to all the girls who participated. Each and every girl embraced the challenge, despite it being tough – it really made them think! It is wonderful to see such a buzz of excitement created by Mathematics!