Mathematics is a subject where you learn best by tackling problems; a fact no better illustrated when teams of year 7 secondary school students, took part in a fun, yet challenging Maths competition – The Tameside Maths Challenge

This year, the event was even more popular as many schools entered more than one team into the competition, which saw school mates competing against each other to be the best in their school.

The event was a real success, with all 15 of the Tameside Secondary Schools represented.

Speaking on behalf of Hyde Community College, Maria Howard said, “The students had a great time working together on some really hard Maths questions”

Molly Hughes from Hyde got “Highly Commended” for her individual effort and another of the Hyde College teams were placed an impressive 8th out of 30.

The aim of the competition is to build students’ confidence and help maximise their mathematical potential.

The Tameside Numeracy Network was established 4 years ago by teachers across Tameside responsible for developing Numeracy within their schools. Currently led by Maria Howard from Hyde Community College, the schools very much work collaboratively to develop resources and events that will support the progress of students in Mathematics across all the Tameside secondary schools.
The Tameside Maths Challenge for Year 7 is now in its 3rd year and gives gifted and talented Year 7s across Tameside the chance to compete against each other in a series of problem solving activities that will really put their Mathematics skills to the test. This year we have 15 secondary schools participating.
Once again, Copley Academy very kindly hosted the event.