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Maths in a Suitcase

On Monday all day and Tuesday morning we had a Maths Challenge Day (and a half) where all classes enjoyed a puzzle session with leaders from ‘Maths in a Suitcase’. This was a free event as we secured funding from the Royal Institution’s Mathematics Enrichment and Enhancement Grant Scheme. It was exceptional fun for all of the children throughout the day and a half and every child came out of the hall, once their session was finished, still discussing the puzzles and how to solve them. To hear this level of engagement and excitement for maths was wonderful. We are hoping to be able to get Selwyn, the lead from ‘Maths in a Suitcase’ to return to The Dassett and do some more work with KS1 and Reception in the future.

“It was awesome”, “Can we go in again and do some more?”, “I’d like a Maths Challenge Week” and, “I loved that – it was such fun!” were just a few of the many positive comments from children since the event.

Also it was super to see so many of you joining in the excitement and fun on the Monday after school! It certainly seemed to bring out the competitive instinct in a few – you know who you are! Some of you were so keen that it was hard to get you to leave at the end. What a wonderful way of raising the profile of maths within the school! (And it was a LOT of fun).

Massive thanks to Selwyn for an inspirational couple of days and Mr McMahon for organising everything.