Maths Feast Proved a Tasty Challenge!
On Tuesday, February 20th, a team of four Lower 5th pupils, Elizabeth G, John C, Caspar S and Darion P took part in the annual Further Maths Support Programme, Maths Feast, at Linton Village College in Cambridge. Many schools from around the region took part in the event.
The Feast consisted of four rounds where the team had to work together to solve various problems and puzzles:
- Round 1: What, No Words?
Looking for patterns to solve problems
- Round 2: Problems , Problems
Using maths to solve business type problems
- Round 3: A Practical Task
Students had to colour blank beer mats in a certain way, build a coloured cube correctly and roll it around to perform a certain cycle; this introduced the students to the idea of group theory, a very important branch of mathematics
- Round 4: Solving all types of problems to fill in a hexagrid
The College team achieved the highest score overall as well as winning the practical round. Congratulations to all involved!
Nick Alexander, Head of Maths