Brainiac maths challenge
BUDDING brainboxes were challenged to use their grey matter at a special roadshow.
Year Six pupils from Laxton Junior School in North Street, Oundle, joinedYear Seven pupils from Oundle School for a Probability and Risk-Taking Roadshow.
The event, which took place just before the half-term school holidays, was presented by Nadia Baker from the Mathematics Millennium Project (MMP).
She challenged the pupils to think hard and juggle numbers with a variety of discussions about probability and how it works.
The discussions included looking at the probabilities of winning the National Lottery, of psychic powers and scams as well as various math- ematical paradoxes.
There was even greater excitement in the final session of the day with the pupils all playing Mathionaire, which is a probability quiz version of the famousTV show Who WantsTo Be A Millionaire.
Laxton Junior School pupil Michael Heys said: “I think I am a genius – I kept guessing the probabilities right.”
Pupils John Stubbs added: “I wish we could do this every week.”
While Poppy Alexander said: “It was ace.”
Maths teacher from Oundle School, David Raftery said: “The roadshow was a great success and we were delighted to host Mathematics Millennium Project on their third visit to our campus.”