Issued: March 29, 2018
Numbers add up for Hereward children in worldwide
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Pupils at Hereward Primary School, Loughton, have proved themselves to be among the best mathematicians in the world after competing in ‘World Maths Day’, the world’s largest online maths competition with up to four million students participating.
Children were required to complete 20 games on various levels of ‘Live Mathletics’; with each game lasting 60 seconds and points earned by answering arithmetic questions correctly.
When the 48-hour competition ended, official results were displayed on a 'Hall of Fame' leaderboard with trophies awarded for first, second and third placed school year groups across the world.
Year 6 pupils at Hereward did especially well and earned an average of 517 points as a cohort, enough to finish second in the world!
Year 6 pupil Tito said: “Everyone is so pleased with our result. Since the points were calculated as an average, we needed everyone to take part. It was a real team effort.”
The school's mathematics co-ordinator Stephanie Knezic said: “Competitions like these are a wonderful way to get children excited about Maths.
"This result builds on our success from the November Numeracy Challenge where our school finished 12th out of more than 400 schools.
"Pupils across the school are already asking when the next competition will be – they can’t wait.”
To view the full table of results from ‘World Maths Day’ visit www.worldmathsday.com.