Earlier this month, pupils at Hereward took part in ‘World Maths Day’, the world’s largest online mathematics competition with up to four million students world-wide participating.
Children who took part were required to complete 20 games on various levels of ‘Live Mathletics’; each game lasted 60 seconds and points were earned by answering arithmetic questions correctly.
After the 48-hour competition ended, official results were displayed on a leaderboard referred to as the ‘Hall of Fame’. Trophies were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed school year groups across the world.
Year 6 pupils at Hereward did especially well in the competition and earned an average of 517 points as a cohort – this was enough to finish second in the world! Tito, a Year 6 pupil said: “Everyone is so pleased with our result. Since the points were calculated as an average, we needed everyone to take part. It was a real team effort.”
Mathematics co-ordinator Miss Knezic said: “Competitions like these are a wonderful way to get children excited about Maths. This result builds on our success from the November Numeracy Challenge earlier this year, where our school finished 12th out of over 400 schools. Pupils across the school are already asking when the next competition will be – they can’t wait.”
To view the full table of results from ‘World Maths Day’, you can visit www.worldmathsday.com.