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Primary Maths Challenge (Nov 2019)

Nine Year 6 pupils from Bassenthwaite and Crummock Water took part in the 2019 Primary Maths Challenge 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 multiple choice style challenge where pupils need to maximise their reasoning skills to solve problems. Aimed at the top 60% of pupils in the UK, this challenging paper of 25 questions requires children to ‘dig deep’ with their thinking to use and apply mathematical skills to their maximum.



All pupils received a certificate for their efforts - 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze. We now wait to see if any of our top scores are invited to the next round in February 2020.


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