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Crackley Hall Enjoy Princethorpe's Year 5 Maths Challenge

19 Oct

On Monday 10 October Crackley Hall School took part in Princethorpe College's Year 5 Maths Challenge. The event was run by Douglas Buchanan od DCBEAGLE Challenges, who specialises in organising exciting and innovative maths activities for primary school aged children. 

Crackley took two teams of two to compete alongside 36 pairs of enthusiastic and very talented mathematicians from 18 local schools, the pupils took part in a series of puzzles against the clock. In five eight-minute rounds the children tackled Tangram Triangles, Make 24, Broken Calculators, Domino Jigsaws, Card Order and Curly's Cycling Circuits.

Ably supported and marked by a team of Princethorpe's Year 10 pupils, the competition stretched and challenged the children with mathematical activities that required both reasoning skill and mathematical knowledge. 

The event was huge fun for all who took part and everyone who participated received a certificate and a special Princethorpe cookie.

Mrs Cowlishaw, who accompanied the children, said, "The children had a great time and really enjoyed putting their maths skills to the test. Well done to them all, they made Crackley Hall proud." 

Crackley's teams finished in 6th and 10th place, very respectable results. A huge well done to Beatrice, Ding, Elora and Arthur."