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    Macclesfield Maths Challenge Sees Record Numbers Attend

    Macclesfield Maths Challenge Sees Record Numbers Attend

    The King’s School’s annual ‘Macclesfield Primary School’s Mathematics Challenge’ had a record entry of 14 local primary schools this year. And it was Prestbury Primary School’s brains that had it all figured, taking first place in the tough two-hour challenge.


    The brilliant young minds won the competition after answering a series of ever more taxing questions in a series of time-pressured rounds, in which the children have to work together as a team to complete the conundrums and solve the puzzles.


    Selected in teams of four by their schools for their numerical and analytical skills, the pupils took on a series of taxing questions including many that seemed far from child's play:

    For example, what is lowest whole number that is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.


    King’s School’s Head of Mathematics, Timothy Jones, said: "It has been a very special and exciting day for the King’s Maths Department; working with such sharp and receptive young minds is always an absolute delight. Our objective is to try and build the students love of Maths and problem-solving and to offer an opportunity to extend and challenge some of the brightest local young mathematicians.”


    Josephine Croft, Upper Key Stage 2 Leader, at Prestbury Primary, said: “We are very proud of our wonderful mathematicians for winning the challenge. They worked so well as a team to communicate to solve a range of problems in the different rounds.”


    In second place were Marton & District Primary and the bronze place went to Upton Priory.  The other teams came from Ash Grove, Bollinbrook, Gawsworth, Hurdsfield, Ivy Bank, Marlborough, King’s Juniors, Parkroyal Community School, St Albans and Wincle Church of England Primary.


    The answer is 2050.

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