Maths Quiz

On Monday 11th March, four members of Year 6 took part in a Maths Quiz held at Orley Farm School. In total, there were 41 teams taking part from 21 schools. The Buckingham Prep boys were raring to go and eager to take on the three activities contained in the quiz. The boys were split into pairs, with each pair determined to get as many points as possible.

Round one was called ‘find the value’. In this round the boys had to use the algebraic clues to work out the value of each of the 5 letters in every question. At the end of this round, Gautham and Harshith had scored 9 out of 10 and Aadam and Trishan had scored 10 out of 10. As the second team to finish all ten questions correctly, Aadam and Trishan also received an 8 point bonus. A great start from both teams!

Round two was ‘countdown’. In this round the boys had to use the six numbers given to try to create the target number. There were twenty questions in total. After each question, the teams had to run up to a marker at the front of the hall to get their answer checked before being allowed to move on to the next question. This was turning out to be an incredibly active afternoon, not just for the boys’ brains! At the end of this round, Aadam and Trishan had added another 14 marks to their total, and Gautham and Harshith were close behind with another 13 points.

The final round was ‘the big event’. This involved answering a range of twenty complex word problems. Again, the boys had to get each answer checked before moving on to the next question. The boys continued to work well together, with Aadam and Trishan scoring 16 points, and Gautham and Harshith scoring 13.

Once the scores had been added up from all 41 teams, a presentation was made for the top 5 teams. Aadam and Trishan did a fantastic job and made it into 5th place, with Gautham and Harshith coming a very respectable 14th.

All four boys tried their best throughout the afternoon and behaved impeccably. Buckingham Prep is very proud of their performance. Well done boys!