Young mathematicians know their stuff
BUDDING mathematicians descended on a South Devon primary school to show off their gift with numbers.
Coombeshead Academy played host to the Newton Abbot Learning Community Year 3 and 4 gifted and talented mathematics event, which saw children from 13 local primary schools take part in a variety of mathematical activities.
The event was organised by Angela Gould, the director of the company Building Motivation and Attainment in Mathematics.
A spokesman for the event said: "As part of the challenge students solved geometrical puzzles, used string to create different shapes, made equilateral triangles and pyramids using origami techniques, worked in pairs and small groups to answer challenging quiz style questions and finished by all working as a team of 52 to create a large scale pyramid."
In a session lasting just over two hours, students used a large variety of skills including arithmetic, place value, geometrical reasoning, accuracy, fractions, and logic.
Children attended from Canada Hill, Haytor View, Denbury, Wolborough, Kingskerswell and Bradley Barton in the morning and from Highweek, Bearnes, Ipplepen, All Saints Marsh, Decoy, St Joseph's and Abbotskerswell in the afternoon.