Maths Day at Summerfield School

5th October 2015

Our fantastic Maths day at Summerfield School!


On the 5th October 2015, nine children from Year 5 and 6 took part in a maths day at Summerfield School. The children who came were: Charlie, Erin, Ivan, Bryonie, Alfie, Bella, Ellis, Beau and Hannah. We had great fun and would like to tell you about our day.

Firstly, we had a tour around the school and then we settled down into the hall. A skilful mathematician or (Math’magician’), called Andrew Jeffrey, taught us how/what a mathematician was all about he also taught us a range of mind blowing tricks and complicated patterns.

Erin quoted “I had lots of fun and hope that we could host this at our school.”

Ivan reported “Really brilliant!! I loved the magic circle activity!”

Charlie exclaimed “The mathematician was very entertaining, when explaining the maths problems!”

Here are some problems for you, can you figure out them?  There are also some links to some exciting websites!
  1. Use each number (1-4) only once per row and column.
  2. Cages with just one square should be filled in with the target number in the top corner.
  3. A number can be repeated within a cage as long as it is not in the same row or column.
  4. If the number in the top corner says '3+', the numbers in the cage must total 3 when added together (1+2).  It doesn't tell you which order to put them in though!