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Junior Mathematical Challenge

The Junior Challenge is aimed at students in Year 8 or below. It is the UK's most popular mathematics competition with over 300 000 students taking part each year.

Over 110 Students took part in the annual Junior Mathematical challenge St Bede's College. 

Students from 5 local primary schools attended the event at St Bede's College, including the above named and St Hilda’s C of E Primary School – Old Trafford, Varna Community Primary School – Openshaw and Rack House Primary School – Wythenshawe

Aims

The Mathematical Challenges aim to stimulate mathematical problem solving, as well as building links to local primary schools.

A secondary outcome was the development of older students' mentoring skills.

 

Background

It is the UK's most popular mathematics competition with over 300 000 students taking part each year.

St Bede's College has taken part in and hosted the Mathematical Challenge for over 5 years, with feeder schools having taken part for the last 3 years.

Resources

The St Bede's Mathematics Department hosted and ran the Challenge. Classrooms around the school were used for the tutoring and mentoring sessions and the Academic Hall was used for the challenges themselves.

Impact

St Bede's involvment of the Mathematical Challenges contributes to our students' progress in Mathematics, deepening and strengthening their understanding of the subject matter. This is clearly reflected 

Pupil Involvement

Students from St Bede's Upper third and Lower fourth were joined by 13 students from St Bede’s Prep

 

A Mathematical challenge masterclass was organised by the college for these students ran by two L4 students as well as two students from U4 for the attending primary school students.

 

 

Frequency

This is an annual event, taking place in April of each year.