On Wednesday 15th January, four children from Year Six represented the school at the National Young Mathematicians’ Award. This is a Math’s competition that is held throughout the UK.
We had to make U – shape and make it symmetrical. In Challenge 1, we had to find an even and odd number of grid areas with twenty rods. In Challenge 2, we had to find as many possibilities as we could with fourteen grid areas. We used teamwork and the questions were easier when we all worked together but if we were all working by ourselves, we could have found it difficult and wouldn’t do as many shapes as we did using teamwork.
Explore Learning used 2 challenges that engaged teamwork and made your brain think. The challenges used each other, for example, Challenge 1 gave us a shape to work with for Challenge 2. It’s really good and I enjoyed it.