Maths Olympiad 2017

On Wednesday 21st June 2017, pupils from nine local primary schools came to Grove to participate in the Maths Olympiad 2017.

Participating schools this year included: Cherry Orchard, Rookery, Oasis Foundry, St. Augustines, St. Matthews, Wattville, Wilkes Green, Nansen and Grove.



Teams of six year 5 pupils worked together to solve a range of mathematical problems and puzzles. Throughout the morning, the children displayed great perseverance, using a range of  mathematical strategies to develop and refine their answers. Staff were impressed with the quality of the mathematical talk and the resilience of the children.

Here is one of the challenges the children faced. 

Growing Old (NRICH)

The English mathematician Augustus de Morgan, who died in 1871, claimed that he became x years old in the year  x2 .

When was he born?

Can you solve this problem?

The teams were supported by year 12 students from Handsworth grammar school who acted as team leaders, guiding and supporting the year 5 children.



All of the participants received a mini shield to take back to school. This year's winners were the team from Nansen who will look after the winner's shield for the coming year. Well done Nansen!


Grove staff would like to congratulate all the children who participated this year; what talented mathematicians we have in our local area! We would also like to extend our thanks to all the schools who supported the event and look forward to welcoming them back to Grove next year.






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