Mathletics Challenge Starts Soon
The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Maths Challenge is running across the country from June 15 to June 22.
The competition is based around the Mathletics programme which has been used by students in the MAIT department for the past few terms.
The internet based programme allows students to practice their maths skills through a series of exercises and to encourage a fun element, students can take on their peers from countries across the world.
Students in Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9) have taken to the Mathletics programme with gusto and many have completed the necessary stages to start picking up certificates.
Sisters Katie and Christine Streeter have been pitting their mathematics wits against each other at home.
Katie said: "We log on at home most nights and it makes math's fun."
Maths teacher Maxwell Sam said: "The programme has worked really well and the competitive and reward element motivates them to work hard at it.
"We have seen a significant improvement in those students who are using it."
Good luck to all those who take part in the challenge. See Mr Sam for more details.