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Cambridge Year 4 Maths Challenge

On Tuesday afternoon we had the pleasure of hosting the inaugural Cambridge Year 4 Mathematics Challenge. It proved to be an immensely popular event with 33 schools attending from far and wide, representing both the state and independent sector. Ashburton Hall throbbed to the noise of 136 young mathematicians beavering away at various problems, whilst an audience of over 50 adults watched from the side lines.

The event was organised by Mr Douglas Buchanan, who also runs the similar event that we hold for Year 6 pupils in May. It consisted of various challenges, from make 24 out of the digits 11, 10, 2 and 6 to arranging dominoes in such a way as to cover a certain shaped board. He was ably assisted by a number of Year 7 pupils who helped oversee the scoring and kept the levels of excitement at a fever pitch.

The St Faith’s pair of Archie N and Hetty B came joint 2nd with a score of 155 points, just missing out on the top spot by 6 points. All the other members of our team, namely Tanisha B, Anissa L, Henry W, Ash G, Amer A and George S, all deserve a mention for their performance.

As juice and cookies were consumed in the dining room later that day, there was a consensus of opinion that there had really only been one winner, and that was Mathematics.

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