Going in to the sixth day of the challenge, we have a very colourful top 10 schools! Pahklimae Gumnaasium are still leading with a fantastic challenge total of 41,429 points and it seems they may not be caught even by their fellow Estonians at Metskula Algkool who are doing very well with a total of 18,824 challenge points. So the battle for second place is on! Will British International School of Ljubljana in Slovenia or Iorgu Radu School in Romania be able to overtake Metskula Algkool to become runners up? Or will there be a challenge from Evanjelicke gymnazium J.A.Komenskeho Skultetyho in Slovakia or SEK BUDAPEST in Hungary? If you want to see your school at the top of our leaderboard, hurry up and get Mathleticking everyone!!!

Iorgu Radu School in Romania are doing very well in the competition considering they are completely new to Mathletics, and currently Mrs Tamas’ Year 7 Class are in 3rd place on our top classes leaderboard! In their honour,today we thought we’d give you some facts about Romania…

  • The capital of Romania is Bucharest, once called the “Paris of the East.”
  • The Carpathian Mountains and the Transylvanian Alps divide the country into three physical and historical regions: Wallachia in the south, Moldavia in the northeast, and Transylvania in the country’s center.
  • Irish author Bram Stoker based his horror novel ‘Dracula’ on the fifteenth century Wallachian Prince, Vlad Dracul of Romania. The Bran Castle, associated with Vlad Dracul, still lies in Romania and forms its most popular tourist attraction!
  • The Palace of Parliament, located in Bucharest, ranks as the biggest office building in Europe and second-largest in the world, after the U.S. Pentagon!
  • The Romanian city of Timisoara was the first in Europe to have electric street-lighting!

We wish all schools and student taking part the best of luck for the final days of the competition. It’s been an exciting week and there is still all to play for!!!