Maths Magicians Master Mathletics Challenge

Junior 5 pupils Alistair Darnell and Andrew Gordon have clearly mastered the Mathletics Numeracy Challenge. This month the boys both finished in the top twenty pupils after competing against over 400 schools from the UK and beyond.

Crackley Hall School was delighted to be placed 92nd overall but individually Alistair Darnell came in 11th, with Andrew Gordon not far behind in 18th place. Both children have been presented with certificates to recognise their success.

The Mathletics November Numeracy Challenge took place from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 November. The online competition sees children competing in live, multi-player maths challenges and answering self-paced adaptive maths curriculum questions, all through the Mathletics portal. The competition is open to schools across Europe and the Middle East and this month 411 schools took part from as far afield as Helsinki, Dublin and Paris as well as from across the UK.

Alistair has some top tips for fellow pupils preparing for the Challenge, he says, “It is hard but it is important to think outside of the box because there are some questions that you just wouldn’t expect.”

James Ferris, Assistant Head and Maths Co-ordinator, said, “Mathletics is a structured online, maths portal that supports our classroom teaching. The Challenges engage children encouraging them to practise key skills. Alistair and Andrew’s results are impressive; I am very proud of them both.”