15 November 2019

This half term sees 50 pupils from Abingdon School, Fitzharrys, John Mason and Larkmead match wits in a local version of the Team Maths Challenge. After some initial training sessions themselves, year 12 students will be teaching problem-solving skills, mentoring mixed teams of year 8s and 9s as they compete to solve perplexing mathematical puzzles against the clock. The year 12s gain a deeper understanding of problem-solving strategies through teaching them themselves, while the year 8s and 9s get to work and learn from each other in a setting which some schools are finding increasingly difficult to access.

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