It is always great to hear about the different ways that schools are using Mathletics. Many schools are now holding their own Mathletics Challenge Weeks – these are a great way to create a huge buzz around maths in the school.
This week we heard from St David’s School in Ramstein, Germany – a school for children of the British Armed Forces – about their recent Mathletics Week. Alison Tweddle, assistant Principal, said “using Mathletics, we decided to have a Mathletics Champions week instead of the more traditional maths week we have had in the past. All pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 were encouraged to use Mathletics as much as possible during the week both at home and in school. Maths time was used in school and pupils were able to attend lunchtime clubs to make the most of the week. It was a great success. ALL pupils taking part gained a certificate, meaning they earned at least 1000 points during the week.”
Highlights of the week included Mr Herbert’s class gaining 109,420 points managed to finish 2nd in the UK top 50 classes and 14th in the World. Well done to them, especially as there are only 16 pupils in the class.
Cian B was number 1 in the UK and 26th in the world on Wednesday. Other pupils who have made the top 100 in the UK at some point during the week include: Cerys W, Sean F, William G, Noah W, Ben C, Tegan C, Sam M and Annie W.
The winners for the week were
1st Annie W (Y3) 18,190 points
2nd Cerys W (Y1) 16,431 points
3rd William G (Y6) 14,793 points
Huge congratulations to all students. Excellent efforts by all!
We are very pleased to hear that St David’s has decided to extend Mathletics to ALL year groups for the next academic year. We look forward to hearing more success stories from Germany!
If you would like to hold your own Mathletics Challenge Week – click here to download a free pack containing helpful tips, advice and resources.