New Milton’s Ballard School is host to primary school maths competition.
Over 20 local primary schools from Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire were among those taking part in an invitational maths challenge day at Ballard School in New Milton. The 34 teams of aspiring Year 5 mathematicians participated in six different tasks including working with tangrams, pentominoes, and dominoes. In the final round, teams come together to work through multiple choice mathematical problems.
“There was a great atmosphere of excitement and anticipation as the children readied themselves for the strategical mental combat between neighbouring schools,” said Will Shaylor, Head of Mathematics at Ballard School. “Friendly rivalry provided a good common ground for our visitors and fuelled lots of new friendships and fun. Congratulations to Park School, Chafyn Grove and Mudeford Juniors who took the podium places.”
This is the first time Ballard has hosted the DCBeagle Maths Challenge.
Douglas Buchanan, who created the event, tweeted Ballard saying: ‘An exciting maths challenge @BallardSchool this pm. Thank you, Ballard, for your hospitality.’