Maths Whizz day

20th January 2017

Last week Meadowdale Academy celebrated the victory of winning a national maths competition with a very special visitor. ‘Professor Maths-Whizz’ and Lindsay and Rachel from the Maths-Whizz team congratulated the school by hosting a maths-tastic whole school assembly and party.

Maths Whizz is an online programme used by children at the academy to help them achieve their true potential in maths learning. Children are encouraged to spend at least one hour per week working to develop their skills, working on topics that have been identified as their weaker areas to really aim high. It caters to the individual learning needs of each child, providing personalised tutoring. At Meadowdale, pupils have completed a whopping 405 hours and 20 minutes of extra maths practice since September earning them first place in a national competition, celebrating the highest increase in usage.

The whole school enjoyed a maths assembly where they used their maths skills and realised how much we use maths in all subjects, as well as outside of school. The 80 pupils who use Maths-Whizz regularly were rewarded with a party, celebrating their hard work with the Maths-Whizz Professor.

Anna Bunce, subject lead in maths at Meadowdale, said: ‘We are proud of what our mathematicians are achieving with Maths-Whizz. Collectively, our students have made over 1000 progressions, showing that they have mastered a range of maths objectives. We keep saying practice makes progress and this shows that it certainly does’.

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