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Primary Maths Challenge (Nov 2016)

35 pupils from the Elterwater and Rydal Maths groups took part in the 2016 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 problems which interest and engage pupils. Aimed at the top 60% of pupils in Years 5 and 6 England and Wales, P6 and P7 in Scotland, and Years 6 and 7 in Northern Ireland, the PMC is taken by thousands of children every year. Children from all over the UK were asked to complete the challenging paper of 25 questions.


Many pupils received certificates for their efforts – 4 Gold, 21 Silver and 10 Bronze. We now await to see if any of our pupils are invited to the next round in February 2017.


Have a look at the website where there is an online challenge and past papers are available to view.