Blue House Runs Away With Inaugural Maths Dash
On Tuesday 11 February Crescent School held its first ever Maths Dash. The competition was devised by Ms Forth and inspired by and built on the school’s success in last year’s Warwick University Primary Maths Challenge.
The competition took place in the school hall and 24 children from Year 2 through to Year 5 completed a series of challenges, which tested their teamwork and communication skills in addition to their mathematical knowledge.
Overseen by the Year 6 House Captains and working in groups of four, they took it in turns, as pairs, to problem solve and answer before dashing to their Captain to check their answers and for the next question.
The children all worked exceptionally well, sharing ideas, demonstrating their impressive mathematical abilities and supporting each other.
Pupils really enjoyed the Maths Dash commenting, they were "up for a challenge", "loved it" and that "we should do it every year"!
Well done to everyone who took part and a special congratulations to Blue House who finished in first place and were awarded a Diamond trophy in Assembly.
At the end of the competition the final scores were:
Blue Team - 63 points
Red Team - 53 points
Yellow Team - 52 points
A special commendation to the Alex and Shiv, the Year 2 Blue team, who contributed the most points to their team overall.