Congratulations to the winners of our Maths Week Scotland 2018 contest!

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A huge congratulations to the P7 pupils from St Louise Primary in East Kilbride, winners of our Maths Week Scotland 2018 contest! We were delighted to join them at the Scottish Parliament for their trophy presentation by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

After the contest, we asked the pupils what they thought about it, and we thought we would let them tell you in their own words:

Neeve:
What did you enjoy about the contest?
I enjoyed the amount of teamwork we used and how we motivated one and other to do our best.

What did you get out of competing in the contest?
Well, I got more knowledge in various aspects of maths. Also I realised that anyone can do anything because our class of 26 won a competition including 5,600 classes.

Any tips you could share with other classes?
It’s not all about winning. We never even thought it was possible but motivating one another helped us all to reach for the stars.

Anna:
What did you enjoy about the contest?
What I enjoyed about the contest was the challenge and the teamwork aspect and atmosphere in and around the classroom. It was nice seeing our school name and class drop right into first place!

What did you get out of competing in the contest?
Some things I got from the contest are: Speed and accuracy are just as important as one another. I learned that teamwork does actually make ‘ the dream work’! Also pride in myself and my class!

Any tips you could share with other classes?
Tips I would advise other classes to keep in mind would be: as I said previously speed and accuracy are the main points, help your peers in any way possible! (it is not a challenge to see who is the best in your class). TRY to log on at home if that is possible for you!

Cerys:
What did you enjoy about the contest?
I enjoyed taking part and playing the fun games.

What did you get out of competing in the contest?
A lot more knowledge in maths (and a trophy)!!

Any tips you could share with other classes?
Work hard, be accurate but also speedy and help each other improve.

Any other comments about the contest?
I loved it and the feeling of excitement to watch yourself go up the chart is fantastic.

Fraser:
What did you enjoy about the contest?
Being able to play Sumdog non-stop and seeing how many questions you really answer.

What did you get out of competing in the contest?
A sense of achievement, of pride and completion, a proud family, also a membership for 6 months! (and burning eyes….)

Any tips you could share with other classes?
Try not to focus on speed, it’s how accurate that ranks you, not how fast.

Any other comments about the contest?
It was a great way to get people playing Sumdog more often and more enthusiastically. There should definitely be more of these competitions.

Sean:
What did you enjoy about the contest?
I enjoyed every day when our class came into school we seen us rise closer and closer up the leaderboard.

What did you get out of completing in the contest?
Trophy and a badge and to meet you and the Deputy Minister! And of course pride

Any tips you could share with other classes?
My only tips would be work hard and be so accurate

Any other comments about the contest?
Sumdog competition is so competitive and great fun.

Brodie :
What did you enjoy about the contest?
I enjoyed the games Sumdog had and it was really fun to compete against friends and watch yourself going up in the leaderboard.

What did you get out of competing in the contest?
Well we got a day out to Edinburgh and brand new games for 6 months so we can play new games and enjoy maths a lot more than usual, plus pride that I am from St Louise Primary.

Any tips you could share with other classes?
I would share that you should look at the question and be careful to answer but also be quite fast as you need accuracy plus speed to win.

Any other comments about the contest?
Not really apart from try your best in competitions and if you don’t win try try again

Aiden:
What did you enjoy about the contest?
I enjoyed working together as a class and winning.

What did you get out of competing in the contest?
Pride and excitement and lots more time in class on the games.

Caleb:
Why did you decide to take part in the contest?
Because I love maths and I wanted to win for my school

What did you enjoy about the contest?
What I enjoyed about the contest is watching our class go up on the leaderboard and winning

What did you get out of competing in the contest?
Winning isn’t important it is the taking part that counts and teamwork is important.

Luca:
Why did you decide to take part in the contest?
I love mathematics and wanted to win for my school.

What did you enjoy about the contest?
I enjoyed the intenseness.

What did you get out of competing in the contest?
I learned that competition isn’t all about winning.

Katie:
Why did you decide to take part in the contest?
At first our class didn’t join the competition intending to win we really were just playing normally. Then we slowly rose up the leaderboard and we got a taste for it so we began to non stop play sumdog until we got to the top!

 

Well done again to all the kids for their hard work!

We run regional and national contests throughout the school year, and they are always free, fun and fair.

To find and enter your class into the next contest, just log in to your teacher dashboard and click the pink ‘contests’ panel.