Sunday, 10 May 2015

Young Mathematicians' Award

What's the Young Mathematicians' Award?

Stage: 2
Article by Liz Woodham
Published April 2015.

NRICH has worked with Explore Learning since 2010 to hold the Young Mathematicians' Award.  Each year, teams of four primary children from schools across the UK take part in local events then five teams are chosen to come to NRICH headquarters in Cambridge for the final.

In 2014, the five finalists were:

Cheadle Hulme School, Cheadle Hulme
Holbrook Primary School, Horsham
Ashton House School, Hounslow
Barry Road Primary School, Northampton
Mortimer Primary School, South Shields

And the winners were ... Holbrook House!

At each stage of the competition, teams work on an NRICH task and are judged on two things: how well they use their problem-solving skills to think like mathematicians and how well they work as a team.

The tasks are particularly challenging and are likely to seem quite different to the sorts of maths activities you might do at school.

Our Young Mathematicians' Award Feature brings together some of the YMA activities so why not have a go?  You could even ask your teacher to enter a team from your school this year!