# Year 5&6 Maths Championships Semi-Finals

Our Year 5 and 6 team travelled all the way to Priory Primary School to take part in the Year 5 and 6 Maths Championships

For Target 24, we were given 4 numbers and told we had to use all of them to try and make 24. To make 24 out of these numbers: 2, 6, 12 and 16.

12-6=6

6+2=8

16+8=24

To make it harder, there were some easy questions that you got 1 point for - 1, 5, 14 and 14 -  or some hard ones that gave you 3 points! 10, 10, 12 and 20

Which could you do?

Star Battle had children working hard to put a star in every column, row and shape on a grid. The catch was, none of the stars could touch. Have a go yourself at Star Battle.

We were then given 16 statements about maths and had to decide if the statement was always true,  sometimes true or never true.

One of the following statements is always true,  one is sometimes true and one is never true. Can you work out which is which?

A multiple of 5 is always a multiple of 10.

You can find one more than a number.

An odd number add an odd number always equals an odd number.

We also had to give reasons why!

Our next task was to make a hexomino. This is where 6 squares are joined together to make a shape. There are 35 altogether and we had to find as many as we could. Once we had found them all, we had to work out the rotational symmetry and perimeter of each hexomino.

The penultimate round was all about mathematical language. We were given 20 phrases such as, “What S is another word for minus?” and had to come up with the correct  mathematical word (subtract or subtraction).

Finally it was countdown. We had a set of numbers and a target number. The aim was to get as close to the target number as we possibly could in 3 minutes using the numbers only once.

There was a lot of teamwork involved as well of lots of serious brain work needed. Unfortunately, unlike our Year 3 and 4 team, the 5 and 6 team did not make it through to the finals in the summer.

Well done to all children taking part and thanks to Miss Owens for organising and hosting it.