Dominos to tangrams - young mathematicians compete in school challenge

Langley Preparatory School pupils taking part in the Norfolk Maths Challenge, at Taverham Hall. Pict

Langley Preparatory School pupils taking part in the Norfolk Maths Challenge, at Taverham Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Almost 240 youngsters from across 30 Norfolk schools pulled on their thinking caps for a maths challenge.

Langley Preparatory School pupils, Evie, left, and Alice, both aged nine, taking part in the Norfolk

Langley Preparatory School pupils, Evie, left, and Alice, both aged nine, taking part in the Norfolk Maths Challenge at Taverham Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The annual Norfolk Maths Challenge was hosted in the sports hall at Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall, which has hosted the event for six years running.

The two-day bonanza, at the end of last week, was organised by Douglas Buchanan, its creator and presenter, in a bid to celebrate the subject.

It included puzzles, dominos, tangrams and problem-solving, with rounds of challenges for the teams of two to complete.

Year five youngsters at Cringleford Primary School were crowned the overall winners on the first day of the event, while a pair from Norwich Lower School came first out of 58 duos in the second day for year six students.

Overall winners of the Norfolk Maths Challenge, Ed Marlee, ten, left, and Thomas Luccini, nine, of C

Overall winners of the Norfolk Maths Challenge, Ed Marlee, ten, left, and Thomas Luccini, nine, of Cringleford Primary School, taking place at the Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018


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The school congratulated both winning teams, as well as the runners-up from both days.

Overall winners of the Norfolk Maths Challenge, Ed Marlee, ten, left, and Thomas Luccini, nine, of C

Overall winners of the Norfolk Maths Challenge, Ed Marlee, ten, left, and Thomas Luccini, nine, of Cringleford Primary School, taking place at the Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Overall winners of the Norfolk Maths Challenge, Ed Marlee, ten, left, and Thomas Luccini, nine, of C

Overall winners of the Norfolk Maths Challenge, Ed Marlee, ten, left, and Thomas Luccini, nine, of Cringleford Primary School, taking place at the Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Johan Dimaano, ten, left, and Deniel Liusinskij, ten, of the St Francis of Assisi School, who won on

Johan Dimaano, ten, left, and Deniel Liusinskij, ten, of the St Francis of Assisi School, who won one of the two halves of the Norfolk Maths Challenge. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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