As members of national maths association, ‘Times Table Rockstars’, Gad’s maths department ran a tournament for Gad’s pupils last week.

Mixed Junior and senior teams competed against each other to see who could answer the most times tables teasers in 20 minutes.

Maths teacher Mrs Ostrehan would like to thank the parents who came along to support the event and is looking forward to hosting a contest for local schools at Gad’s this summer:  “The children performed fantastically and their response times and team work skills improve with every challenge they face.

“Thank you so much to Jake Atkins’ family who has very kindly donated a prize for our forthcoming first big competition – we are still looking for local companies to donate prizes, or sponsor the event, in return for free national publicity – and of course the knowledge that they will helping Gad’s maths community grow!”

In the meantime, read Mrs Ostrehan’s report from last week’s contest:

In the girls’ competition it was such a close call with only a difference of three correct answers between the teams. The winning team was made up of L4G’s Holly Taylor and Liberty Rowles, Amy Skinmore of L4E and youngest member Kiera Hanks, from Remove P.

The boys’ match was also closely contested in the early minutes but ‘BOYZ2’ managed to push ahead to win more convincingly in the last seconds.  The winners in the boys competition were brothers Zor, from J5, and Remove ST’s Sher Bains, Freddie Bailey, J5 and Jeevan Khunkhun and Thomas Noble from Remove P and Remove ST respectively.

After, each student competed individually in the head-to-head competition. They all had three minutes to get as many correct answers as possible.  Again the girls’ competition was a close one with Holly Taylor just pipping Isabelle Benson, of L4G, to the post with three more correct answers.

The boys’ competition saw Remove P’s Damilola Aina holding-on to his impressive early lead to take the overall win.

Mrs Ostrehan plans to run a supporters’ contest next time, so mums and dad, please start practising your times tables!

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