Team Maths Challenge 2018
Thursday 26th April 2018

Wickersley School had a great time hosting the Junior Team Maths challenge 2018 this week and it was great to see so many schools from across the region attending. Throughout the day the students engaged and working as teams to solve difficult Maths problems collecting points for an overall score.

The students particularly enjoyed a number of different rounds where they had to complete different challenges either with their teams or in pairs.

You can find the outline of the day below along with photos from throughout the day:

Group Round
Teams work to solve ten questions of varying type and difficulty in the time allowed. Each team must decide their own strategy: whether to work in pairs, individually or as a team.

Similar to a crossword but with numerical answers. Teams work in pairs; one pair has the across clues and the other pair has the down clues. The pairs work independently to complete the grid using logic and deduction.

Teams compete against the clock to correctly answer a series of four questions. Each team is divided into Pair A (given Questions 1 and 3) and Pair B (given Questions 2 and 4). Question 1 can be solved independently of the others, but the answer to each subsequent question is dependent on the previous answer, referred to as T in Questions 2, 3 and 4 (e.g. “T is the number that you will receive.“).

Teams split off into pairs, with pairs taking it in turns to solve problems. This round involves lots of movement as well as mathematics: a race against the clock with lots of lively activity and excitement.

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