This year over 120 pupils from year 5 and 6 in our primary support schools took part in the primary mathematics challenge organised by the mathematical association.
The challenge takes place during November in schools and pupils undertake a series of multiple-choice problems which interest pupils and are mathematical.
For more information go to the PMC website:
Here are a selection of questions
An octopus has eight tentacles.
How many tentacles do eighty-eight octopi have?
A 64 B 88 C 704 D 888 E 6464
Cruella has two pairs of black gloves and three pairs of
white gloves mixed together in a drawer. (Left-hand
gloves are different to right-hand gloves.) She takes out
one glove at a time without looking at it.
How many gloves must she take out to be sure of
getting a matching pair?
A 2 B 3 C 4 D 5 E 6
Trixie says “My number is still a three digit number if I divide it by three or multiply it by three.”
Which number could it be?
A 282 B 318 C 336 D 363 E 369
Erica bought a pencil, a rubber and a ruler for £1.
Fritz bought three pens for 75p.
Geraldine bought two rubbers and a pen for 45p.
Horace bought a pencil, a ruler and a pen.
How much did he have to pay?
A 35p B 65p C 85p D £1.15 E not enough information