Aims of the project
This enjoyable, interactive day focuses on logic puzzles, maths games and problem solving skills, with pupils working independently and as a team. The winning team members receive a prize at the end of the challenge.
The Primary Maths Team Challenge is supported by the UK Maths Trust, who provide maths resources for teachers to run this event for pupils in their local community.
Pupils from local Primary Schools (48 pupils) are accompanied by a member of teaching staff from their respective school and spend the day at Pocklington School.
A teacher from the Maths Department at Pocklington School organises and runs the event on the day with help from two support staff, plus:
Support from the Headmaster, catering team, Communications Officer, Maths Department, Transport Manager, Domestic Services Manager and four Pocklington School A level maths students.
Some of the teams used Pocklington School transport and snacks/juice and lunch were provided at no cost.
Each member of the winning team recieved a prize at the end of the challenge.
It provides a fabulous resource for extending able children and developing problem solving skills with pupils in Y5 and Y6.
Four A level maths students supported the event, giving support and encouragement to the teams.
Each team had four members, so 48 pupils in years 5 and 6 attended from partner schools.
Frequency and duration
This is an annual event.