St Peter’s climb Maths ta­ble

Bray People - - THE NOTEBOOK -

THE stu­dents from St. Peter’s Pri­mary School in Bray were third in math­letes Monthly Schools Chal­lenge Pri­mary Di­vi­sion for March.

Stu­dents from 5th and 6th class com­pete in the group of the new na­tional maths com­pe­ti­tion.

On the back of this ex­cel­lent per­for­mance in March, St. Peter’s are now up to 5th place on the over­all leader­board on the math­letes Pri­mary Di­vi­sion.

Now in its third month of com­pet­i­tive ac­tion, math­letes is an in­no­va­tive na­tional maths com­pe­ti­tion which uses the Khan Academy, the free on­line ed­u­ca­tional re­source.

The for­mat of the com­pe­ti­tion is based on the GAA in­ter county se­ries with schools and stu­dents from ev­ery county com­pet­ing to be the math­letes Chal­lenge Cham­pion 2014.

‘With the county fi­nals start­ing next month, you can re­ally feel the ex­cite­ment build­ing up amongst the stu­dents,’ said a spokesper­son for math­letes. ‘We are get­ting ex­tremely pos­i­tive feed­back from the teach­ers, who have ob­served that stu­dents are ex­tremely en­thu­si­as­tic about the weekly chal­lenges and be­cause of math­letes, the stu­dents who nor­mally find maths dif­fi­cult are mak­ing huge progress as their con­fi­dence grows with each week that passes.’

The dead­line has been ex­tended to Thurs­day, April 24 to give math­letes more time to mas­ter points and qual­ify for the county fi­nals which are sched­uled to start next month on May 10. Stu­dents can still reg­is­ter at math­ and join the race to be crowned MAT Hletes Chal­lenge Cham­pion 2014 and com­pete for the €20,000 on of­fer in prizes

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