On Tuesday, 21 June fourteen teams representing ten Catholic primary schools from all over Sheffield battled it out to be the 2016 Maths Champions.
The teams, made up of six pupils of all abilities from Y3/Y4, had to work together to complete the twenty increasingly difficult maths problems in as short a time as possible. The pupils were allowed to use their joker three times which allowed them to pass a question, however this did incur a time penalty.
Each team had a pupil from Notre Dame to encourage them as much as possible without helping them!
Organisers, Paula Croft from Notre Dame Catholic High School and Lynsie Tuplin from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, High Green both agree that the maths challenge, now in its 3rd year, is a fantastic opportunity for the Sheffield Family of Catholic Schools to come together and celebrate the wonderful maths learning that happens around the city.
It was a very close contest between the top three teams but the winners in the end were the Y4 team from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Hillsborough – well done!
Our photographs show the winning Sacred Heart, Hillsborough team being presented with the trophy by Jane Willis, headteacher at Notre Dame above, and the team representing St Mary’s, High Green on the right.