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Year 5 students take part in Trust Maths competition

Students from our Kettering and Corby primary schools pitched their wits with others from across the Trust in a Year 5 maths competition, held at Compass Primary Academy.

Throughout the day, the children identified patterns, created mathematical rules and made generalisations based on Pascal's triangle and Sierpinski's pyramid. Points were awarded based on teamwork, communication and reasoning, maths thinking, perseverance and encouragement.

The scores at the end of the day were extremely close with Gretton Primary School announced as overall winners.

Primary Director of Maths Mr Declan Byrne said: ‘The children enjoyed their day of creative maths and were tested on a variety of skills. The day was about making maths practical and fun and teaching the children skills that can then be generalised and applied to other areas in maths. All of them worked effectively in their school teams and with other children from across the Trust.  I hope to run the competition again next year.’

To see more pictures from the day click  here.

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