Primary Maths Challenge
Congratulations to Rydan GOLD, Jasmine SILVER and Wawa BRONZE. Another lovely challenge this year from the Mathematical Association. They will now take part in the bonus round on 17 February. With over 68,000 pupils from almost 1700 schools taking part in the challenge this year, making it to the bonus round was a great achievement. Have a go at the question below to whet your appetite!
UKMT Challenge Results
The results are in from this year's UKMT Challenge which was written by everyone in Prep V and VI. Certificates and medals are winging their way to Roselyon as you read these words; to be presented in an assembly near you!
Jesse (65) GOLD
Rydan (58) BRONZE
Billy (53) BRONZE
Hannah, Grace, Owooluwa and Jobey all deserve a special mention too as they are tied in 4th place with 44. Well done!
Thank you to the 17 families (58 mathematicians) who attended and shared in the fun. Click here for supporting notes from the evening or to register your interest in a similar future event.
We thoroughly enjoyed our mathematics day at Eden. There were some cracking questions and it was inspiring to be working together with 300 children from 37 schools all over Cornwall.
The results for this year's UK Junior Mathematical Challenge for children in Y8 and below have been published and we are delighted to report that Amy (with 57 points) has won a BRONZE medal and Florence (with 78 points) has won a SILVER!
300,000 students across the country took part and only the top 40% received gold, silver or bronze in the ration of 1 : 2 : 3. The qualifying scores were: BRONZE 51-64; SILVER 65-80; GOLD 81+.
This year we have had a bumper crop of bronze and silver certificates in the November Primary Maths Challenge. (Click on the PMC logo to try an online version of the PMC.)
Congratulations to Florence, who has been invited to take part in the Bonus Round of the PMC on 3 February 2016. Over 72000 children from over 1800 schools took part in this year's PMC in November. Only 1-2% of these entrants are invited to take part in the Bonus Round, so well done Florence!
From the PMC website: "The PMC is a nationwide challenge for pupils who want to get involved in some interesting and stimulating mathematics. It is a test with multiple-choice problems which interest pupils and are mathematical. Aimed at the top 60% of pupils in Years 5 and 6 England and Wales, P6 and P7 in Scotland, and Years 6 and 7 in Northern Ireland, the PMC is taken by thousands of children every year."
Congratulations to Daniel Peareth who has been awarded a certificate for his excellent work on DoodleMaths over the holidays. He has also won an additional 30 trial licences for his muckers in Prep 3, 4 and 5!
George, Florence, Leon, Grace, Daniel and Amy travelled to Bristol to take part in a Mathematics Challenge Day at Redmaids School. The event had three rounds: find the value; countdown; the big event. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and would like to thank DCBeagle for running the event and Redmaids for hosting.
The dust has now settled over this year's World Education Games. 5 million students (ages 4 to 18) from 30,000 schools in 200 countries joined Roselyon in the Games. Awards for our top scorers will follow.
Young mathematicians from Roselyon enjoyed this year's UKMT Junior Challenge, which is aimed at year 8 and below. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour and is sat in school under normal exam conditions. Have a look at last year's questions here. Results were outstanding again this year. Jonathan was awarded a bronze certificate, Joel a silver and Hermia a gold. Hermia was also invited to take part in the Junior Kangaroo, a new event for 2015.
Congratulations, Toby; our Top Trumps Champion for 2015. Due to technical difficulties he was not able to represent the school online, and therefore was not eligible to win a trip to Alton Towers. Nevertheless, we have a prize for Toby. (Toby if you read this, ask me about the prize!)
In total, 980 students answered 219967 questions correctly. Prep 4 came third overall. Two of our pupils finished in the top 10. Rubie-Rose at third and Hermia at 7th! Prep 5 won a daily winner award, as did Prep 4. George, Grace A, Isla, Jonathan, Isabella, Joseph, Jese, Dan and Jobey all answered 1000 questions. This week's sumdog challenge allows children to design their own virtual house!
Hermia has won a BRONZE medal in hte 2015 PMC Final! Over 79 000 pupils in 2035 schools entered. 1184 pupils were invited to sit the Bonus paper in February; Hermia amongst them. Her final score of 17 out of 25 put her in the top 47% of the top 1.4% - what a great result! Well done, Hermia.
We were delighted to be supporting NSPCC on Number Day this year. It was a wonderful opportunity to have fun with numbers and also to play our part in supporting the NSPCC in their good work on behalf of young people everywhere.
Children (and the rest of the Roselyon Family) were challenged to adopt a number for the day, wear it, and know everything about it.
Our Number Day Assembly included renditions of Sponge Bob Square Pants, Rudolf the Parallelogram, Maths Street Magic, and Talking Numbers.
After our Number Day Assembly, the children tested the probability of toast landing buttered side down, wrote mathematical Haikus, built towering structures out of marshmallows and toothpicks.
Roselyon joined over 2000 schools who entered their pupils for PMC this year. The school was buzzing on the week beginning 17 November with the excitement (and nervousness) of the pupils taking part. We felt it was a really good paper this year, and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Congratulations to all who took part, and special plaudits to Hermia (GOLD), Ru and Florence (SILVER), Molly, Joel and Jaz (BRONZE).
Pupils at Roselyon School achieved one silver and two bronze medals in this year's UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. Over 240000 pupils from across the UK sat the challenge with roughly the top 6% receiving a gold certificate, the next 13% silver and the next 21% bronze. Well done, Finn (silver), Red (bronze) and Hermia (bronze). Given that the UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 8 and below in England and Wales, it is particularly pleasing to see Hermia of Prep V in amongst the top 21% in this competition!
T'was lovely to spend an evening together with staff and parents, devoted to the subject of mathematics. We shared some of the bedrock principals that guide our pedagogy in mathematics and then separated into groups relating to specific age groups to look at practical ways of supporting learning at home and to look at some of the key methods of our draft calculation policy. We introduced our new flash card initiative to drive up the level and breadth of factual knowledge from Red Class to Prep VI. We even managed to spend some time playing with teachers' various 'Desert Island Mathematics Resources'. My thanks to Mrs Harley for posting a link to an App for my personal choice - the incredible 24 Game. https://itunes.apple.com/.../24-game.../id406854624... The presentation and a link to the National Numeracy Challenge are below. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped create such a buzz on the night!
WORLD MATHS DAY
And they're off! As the clock turned to midnight on the island of Somoa (GMT+14 hours) our mathletes made a flying start to this year's World Education Games.
With characteristic determination, speed and agility, our own sprint specialist Henry Tamblyn established an early lead, scoring the hightest number of correct answers. Not to be outdone, Hermia Kung logged the highest individual score, and Charlotte Coney impressed the International Judges with a 169% improvement, only narrowly ahead of Ithica in Prep III, who showed an remarkable 150% improvement during the first day of racing. A special mention also of Florence Cooper and Lola Harley, who made it to the Hall of Fame Board in the 4-7 age group! Way to go Red Class!
Now that's what I call an EPIC first day fo racing. Keep it up, Matheletes!
During the month of January 53 intrepid mathematicians from Prep VI to Prep I took part in an online mathematical contest, answering 23,899 questions correctly between them.
We were almost top dog, finishing in a very waggy 2nd place. Finn was our highest placed contestant and finished in 11th place.
A final burst of mathematical dexterity on the final day of Sumdog's Cornwall & Scilly contest saw Roselyon claim the highly sought after 'Daily Winner's Certificate.' Well done every1!
M.O.M. for JANUARY
(1588–1648). French mathematician, natural philosopher, and theologian Marin Mersenne discovered a formula, first proposed in 1644, useful for studying prime numbers and finding new ones. The Mersenne numbers, as they are called, are generated from the formula 2p − 1 in which p is a prime number. Although Mersenne numbers represent only some primes, Mersenne’s formula inspired great advances in the theory of numbers.