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Primary Maths Challenge (Nov 2015)

28 pupils from the Elterwater Maths group took part in this year’s Primary Maths Challenge (PMC) organised by the Mathematical Association.


The PMC is a nationwide challenge for pupils who want to get involved in some interesting and stimulating mathematics. It is a test with multiple-choice mathematical problems which are aimed at the top 60% of pupils in Years 5 and 6 England and Wales, as well as their equivalent in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Children from all over the UK were asked to complete the challenging paper of 25 questions during the week beginning 16th November 2015.


All members of Elterwater received certificates for their efforts – 13 Bronze, 13 silver and 2 gold. We now await to see if any of our pupils are invited to the next round in February 2016. Have a look at the website where there is an online challenge and past papers are available to view. Why not ty it out? Have a look at the following questions with a family member and see if you can choose the correct answer.