Crackley Mathematicians Qualify For Primary Maths Challenge Bonus Round

Three able Crackley Hall School mathematicians are set to pit their wits against children from around the world in the Bonus Round of a mathematics competition in February.

Back in November seven children from the school’s Mathematics Club took part in the Primary Maths Challenge (PMC), a competition for pupils who enjoy problem solving puzzles full of interesting and stimulating mathematics. The PMC is a test with multiple-choice questions which develops mathematical reasoning skills and it is aimed at pupils in Years 5 and 6.

68,000 pupils from almost 1,700 schools took part in the 2017 Challenge and Crackley Hall was delighted that all seven Crackley participants were awarded certificates of achievement. However, it has just been confirmed that three pupils, Annika Saravanan J6, Erin King J6 and Alistair Darnell J5, achieved scores securing them a place in the Bonus Round of the competition which will be held next month on Wednesday 7 February.

Jayne Geran, Assistant Head Academic and Key Stage 2, said, “Annika, Erin and Alistair should be incredibly proud of qualifying for this extra stage, as getting to the Bonus Round is a great achievement in itself and shows just how talented they are. What is most satisfying though, is to see how much fun they have had along the way.”