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Young mathematicians go head-to-head at county-wide challenge

PUBLISHED: 10:05 11 February 2017 | UPDATED: 18:33 12 February 2017

Year 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Year 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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Young mathematicians from around Norfolk went head to head with their peers at a problem-solving challenge.

Year 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school. PHOTO: Nick ButcherYear 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

This year’s Norfolk Maths Challenge saw more than 100 pupils from 25 schools around the county gather at Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall last Thursday and Friday.

Year 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school.
PHOTO: Nick ButcherYear 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The two-day event was organised by former teacher Douglas Buchanan, who puts on similar challenges around the country, and this year saw a record number of schools getting involved.

Year 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school.
PHOTO: Nick ButcherYear 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Children, put into teams, tackled a range of challenges, with a winning pair in both year five and year six awarded prizes.

Year 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school.
PHOTO: Nick ButcherYear 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The hosting school said the challenge was a “chance to celebrate the achievements of those who may not necessarily be in the limelight in other areas of school life” and an opportunity to “share good practice” between different schools.

Year 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school. PHOTO: Nick ButcherYear 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The puzzles and problems were tailored for both younger and older pupils.

Year 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school. PHOTO: Nick ButcherYear 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Do you have an education story for us? Email lauren.cope@archant.co.uk

Year 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school.
PHOTO: Nick ButcherYear 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Year 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school.
PHOTO: Nick ButcherYear 5 pupils from across the region take part in a Maths Challenge at Langley Prep school. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

1 comment

  • They're not mathematicians , they're school children!

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    Dick Turnip

    Saturday, February 11, 2017

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