National Maths Awards for Boys
Monday, 11 March 2013
Bolton School Junior Boys’ Division Year 6 pupils, Krishnan Ajit and Mark Kattakayam, have been awarded Bronze certificates in the National Primary Maths Challenge - putting them in the top 522 young mathematicians in the country!
The Mathematical Association’s Primary Maths Challenge is a multiple choice test aimed at the top 60% of pupils in Years 5 and 6. This year over 70 000 pupils in 1875 schools took part.
All entrants complete a ten question paper to start with, and high-scoring pupils are then invited to take part in the Bonus Round in February. Around 1600 pupils were invited to sit the Bonus Round in February and awards were allocated for those who scored 20 marks or higher. 522 awards were given and Krishnan and Mark received bronze awards for scoring between 20 and 21 out of the 25 points available.