Delamere CofE Academy wins £500 from mental maths challenge

A Cheshire primary school has won £500 after completing a month of mental maths questions through online teaching resource 10ticks.

Pupils from Delamere Primary Academy in Tarporley answered an impressive 300,870 questions throughout March to claim the prize which was sponsored by asset management company, Liontrust.

Miss Prince, a teacher at Delamere Primary, said: “After an exciting but competitive month we are overjoyed to have won the March competition. We are so proud of how well the children have done and we have seen a much higher engagement in mental arithmetic through the use of 10ticks in our class.

“Children’s scores have consistently improved and this has been clear for them and us as teachers to see. It was great to see how excited the children were to play the maths games and they loved seeing how many medals and certificates they achieved.

“10ticks has been a fantastic resource for us especially in the preparation for SATs. Currently we have only enrolled Year 6 so they could see what it was like and have some revision time however we will definitely be signing up the rest of the school as soon as possible.”

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Pupils from the school said that they enjoyed the competitiveness of the challenge and felt excited to use the resource each day. They also received medals and certificates. One commented that it was a “great, fun game and didn’t even feel like we were doing maths”.

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Managing Director of 10ticks, Ian Fisher said: “It’s great to see the engagement in the Liontrust Mental Maths Competition and have lots of schools around the UK practice their mental arithmetic. To see the all three schools break the monthly record totals for their respective places is great.”

The top three schools answered over 600,000 questions correctly in total.

Liontrust Chief Marketing Officer, Simon Hildrey said: “It is wonderful to see how committed the schools and their pupils were to the 10ticks Mental Maths competition. Maths and financial literacy are indispensable everyday skills and key to learn before the age of 18. We send our congratulations to all the pupils who took part.”

State funded primary schools in the UK can register for free with the 10ticks at www.10ticks.co.uk/liontrust