A new format to your popular Maths Mastermind competition at Chilton Primary School in Ramsgate may be voted a winner.
Contestants, pupils and families in the audience, and staff supply because of the thumbs around the restructured competition that is targeted on team leadership.
Instead of individual pupils competing in the Mastermind big black chair to test their times table knowledge contrary to the clock, the battle has long been expanded.
It is now a battle between your school’s four houses C Saxons, Vikings, Romans and Normans C together with the four-person team consists of pupils from Years 3,4,5 and 6.
As well as answering rapid fire times tables posers contrary to the clock, the members also faced difficult multiplication sums and maths word problems by 50 percent extra rounds.
Despite quite a close contest Vikings led from the beginning and claimed the title within the first Maths Mastermind champs on the 2018/19 school year.
The new format was devised by teachers Amy Lane, that is Chilton’s maths leader, along with the school’s enrichment leader Alex McAuley.
They said: “The pupils performed very well. This can be a new technique of presenting the Maths Mastermind for all of us. They have more challenges along with a greater collection of problem-solving skills are necessary.”
Head of faculty Kate Law was impressed that they awarded the winners an unprecedented 1,000 house points, with runners up Romans gaining 750 points, Saxon (third) receiving 500 points and Normans earning 250 points.
She said: “Wow C exactly what a brilliant competition. Everybody was around the associated with their seats when the contest reached its climax. The cheering from the audience was deafening.
“I really enjoyed the newest format and it also certainly tested a wider range of Maths skills. It really is tough attempting to focus when you’re use the spot and questions are coming to you so fast. Every competitor needs a huge ‘well done’.
“I am certain that we can welcome back our old friend the Mastermind chair and our original format every now and then – even so am so pleased at how the new ideas worked. At Chilton we like to welcome new ideas right in the school.”
Maths Mastermind is held thrice each school year and the next challenge is in the New Year