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Kumon Nantwich hosts local maths challenge

9 September, 2016

The day was an opportunity to have some fun with maths.

The day was an opportunity to have some fun with maths.

Last Saturday (3 September), the Kumon Nantwich Study Centre held a Maths Marathon, or ‘Mathathon’.

Hosted at the Nantwich Library, students and local children came along to the event and rose to the mathematical challenge. Even families who were simply browsing in the library got involved with the activities too.

The children competed in early learner and primary school aged categories to see who could complete the largest number of sums in just ten minutes.

The young mathematicians showed off some very impressive skills and shared their passion and enthusiasm for the subject.

The two winners demonstrated great speed, accuracy, and knowledge to come out victorious, winning Kumon goodies along with the title of Mathathon champion.

Kumon Nantwich Instructor Sarah Lowe, said: “The event was designed to make maths come alive for children in a fun and exciting challenge. It’s a great confidence boost as the participants saw just how swiftly they could complete a vast number of sums. It was a fun event which everyone who took part enjoyed.

“For our Kumon students the challenge is a great way to re-cap on their Kumon study and build confidence through an entertaining, competitive learning experience.

“I am hoping to hold another Mathathon event in the New Year, and would love even more children to come along and put their maths skills to the test.”

The Mathathon was a chance for Sarah to raise awareness of the Kumon Maths Programme within her local community with this educational and fun event.

Well done to all of the children who took part, events like these are so important in helping to bring maths off the page and out of the classroom, challenging students in innovative and interactive ways.