Primary Mathematics Challenge
In November, forty brave young mathematicians ranging from Years 4 to 6 volunteered to tackle the Primary Mathematics Challenge.
This is a national competition, with international competitors welcome, which is run annually by the Mathematics Association. This fun competition is the perfect springboard to help prepare the younger years for the Junior Mathematics Competition that will become available to them as they enter the more senior year groups at NCS. The questions involve critical and logical reasoning. Many topics studied in Mathematics are covered and the questions are styled in a slightly more challenging manner than a regular textbook or assessment.
The boys handled the challenge incredibly well and we were very happy with the number of mathematicians who were confident enough to give the challenge a go. Five NCS boys progressed into the Bonus Round. They were: Samuel in Year 5 and Max, Thomas H, Tristan and Ethan in Year 6. Well done to all the boys who took part in the first round, especially Max who received a bronze certificate, Thomas H and Tristan who received silver certificates, and Ethan who received a gold certificate in the Bonus Round!