The fifth and final Maths Challenge of the year held at Llangan Primary, the culmination of a year’s hard work. The children worked as a team, using their maths skills to solve ‘24’ puzzles, Countdown totals, Real Life problems, Coding and the Broken Calculator Challenge. A bonus round of Musical Maths was sung by Mackenzie’s favourite band One Direction. For example, if your team had already reached the last 16 of the Euro’s how many games would they have to play to reach the final?

Basically the children have to work together and answer the question before any other team, although the clock is not on their side. A series of puzzles then have to be completed, where team work is essential.

St. Nicholas came 4th out of the 12 participating Vale schools, a tremendous achievement, especially considering they were only 1 points away from 3rd place.

Congratulations Joe, Madeline, Jacob and Mackenzie (also Mared) for all the hard work and effort you have put in this year, you can be proud of your achievements.

A note to Year 5’s – if you are willing to put in the time and effort you too could be part of this team next year.