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Second Round of National Young Mathematicians’ Award

The National Young Mathematicians' Awards is the only team Maths competition for primary schools in the UK. The competition is run in conjunction with the NRICH project at the University of Cambridge and is designed to inspire and challenge talented mathematicians from across the country. Each participating school enters a team of 4 children - 2 boys and 2 girls - which is asked to solve a multi-layered, high-level problem.

The competition consists of three rounds. The Croft team got through the first regional knock-out round, last week, and is now through to the semi-final on Wednesday 23 November where our team will battle it out against other schools to win a space at the Grand Final taking place at the University of Cambridge on Wednesday 7 December. Our team, made up of George F, Alex F, Hannah D and Emily T demonstrated great teamwork and effective mathematical thinking whilst doing a challenge based on playing darts. Their positive thinking and attitude was particularly commented on, as demonstrated by Emily towards the end of the challenge when she was overheard saying ‘Let’s just enjoy it, we’re here to enjoy it’. Miss Maclean is very proud of the team too and can’t wait to see what the next challenge is on Wednesday.