The latest challenge to find the Maths Masterminds of 2019/2020 is underway at Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate.

Four teams of numbers wizards battled it out in the first competition of the school year in front of an audience of pupils and families in the main hall.

Each house team contained representatives from Years 3,4,5 and 6 and they pitted their mathematical wits against a range of questions designed to examine their breadth of knowledge.

A quick-fire times table round against the clock tested skills and recall under pressure in front of an audience of fellow pupils and families; other sections included challenging multiplication questions such as 484×93; practical mathematics;  geometric shapes; and a collaborative challenge.

Once the scores were added it was revealed that Saxon were clear winners and received 1000 house points, with Vikings in second spot (750 points), Romans third ( 500) and Normans fourth (250).

Chilton’s Maths Leader Amy Lane, who ran the challenge with fellow teacher Helen Rowland-Hill, praised all the competitors.

She said: “It is not easy working under pressure and the questions were chosen to test their knowledge bases from Year 3 to year 6. It was a close competition and all our Maths Mastermind teams can feel very proud of themselves and the way they represented their houses.”

Head of School Kate Law said: “The bar has been set pretty high by this first Maths Mastermind of the school year. It is impressive to see the high standard of Maths knowledge that our children attain. The competition is truly underway now and we are looking forward to the next round early in the new year.”

Maths Mastermind is held three times each school year and the final challenge is next summer.

Chilton Primary School is part of the Viking Academy Trust with Upton Junior School in Broadstairs and Ramsgate Arts Primary School.

*For more information contact Head of School Kate Law on 01843 597695