As a thank you for dropping off their children an hour early for school each Wednesday for practice, we invited the parents of our mathletes to a friendly match of countdown at the end of term. It gave the children a chance to show off their skills and was a bit of good-natured, competitive fun. The best take-away was when parents buzzed in excitedly and showed off their answers on the white board only to find they had made an error along the way. It was brilliant to watch the children watch their parents give it a go and fail with grace and humour. If you want to play the game, you can make up your own numbers or find them here: http://happysoft.org.uk/countdown/numgame.php
For those teams joining us at maths teams’s inaugutal tournament on June 27, a small clue: our latest local angel (or is it angle, in this case?) is YY Security Installations on King Street. Charlie, the boss, has kindly agreed to donated some props that teams will need so they can ‘crack‘ one of the questions at the competition.