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PMC Maths Success

Date: April 4, 2017 Author: Niall Categories: News

Ballymacrickett Pupil Achieves High Score in National Mathematics Challenge


Lara Crossey, a pupil at Ballymacrickett Primary School has been presented with a special award by The Mathematical Association in this year’s Primary Mathematics Challenge (PMC). This prestigious honour demonstrates her achievement as one of the best young mathematicians in the UK.

The first stage of the challenge took place in November 2016 when Lara competed alongside 63,000 children across the country. Successfully answering a variety of multiple choice mathematics problems, Lara joined the highest scorers who were invited to take part in the PMC Bonus Round in February 2017.

She rose to the challenge and won a Bronze Award in the Bonus Round.

Mr Mulholland, the school principal said, “We are all extremely proudof Lara having won this award. It is such an achievement to receive recognition for mathematical ability on a national scale. All of our P7s enjoyed taking part in the Challenge and most importantly, it shows them that maths can be fun.”

Lesley Jones from The Mathematical Association added: “We would like to offer our congratulations to Lara Crossey. We received a large number of entries which reflects a real appetite for solving maths problems and puzzles. We always try to make the questions interesting and accessible, while giving pupils an opportunity to apply fundamental maths skills. It is great to be able to acknowledge brilliant young minds in the UK and nurture the future mathematicians.”

Here are three questions that Lara took in the recent PMC Bonus Round paper: