Fun and games highlights importance of maths

Fun and games highlights importance of maths

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Bletchley Park students competing in The Interschool Numero Challenge. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.

Students at Bletchley Park Primary in Southern River were given an opportunity to develop their maths skills when they participated in The Interschool Numero Challenge, on October 24.

Together with students from Carey Baptist College, Clifton Hills Primary, Ranford Primary and Campbell Primary, they played Numero, a mathematical card game designed for students of all ages to assist them with numeracy concepts and problem solving skills.

This year there were 12 heats and the winner of each heat qualified for the final with remaining positions being awarded to the highest scoring teams.

Bletchley Park primary school teacher Heather Faulker said the game was used in the junior primary.

“The focus is on number recognition, simple addition and subtraction and problem solving,” she said.

“In the middle and upper primary the students’ progress to using multiplication and division and at the highest level the students will be using fractions, decimals, percentages and square roots.”

Ms Faulkner said a high level of mathematical skill was displayed.

“We were very proud of the way our students competed and excited that one of our teams won the heat,” she said.

“Congratulations to all the students, they should be very proud of their achievements.”