SHARING ENTHUSIASM AND EXPERTISE IN MATHEMATICS, WHERE CONCORD HAS AN EXTRAORDINARY TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS, TO THE WIDER LOCAL COMMUNITY
Concord College holds exciting maths challenges for local primary schools, sharing their understanding of how vital the exploration of maths at a young age can be.
This summer, Concord College hosted another successful maths challenge for local primary schools in Shropshire, where children could explore mathematics through games, puzzles and challenges. The day was led by Concord’s Mathematics Outreach Coordinator, Nikki Outram, who has made weekly visits to three Shropshire primary schools throughout the year, delivering maths teaching and activities.
Dr Michael Truss, Principal at Concord College, explains how the exploration of maths at a young age is vital for the development of children’s skills to take forward to later life.
“Maths develops spatial skills and complex problem-solving as well as the nuts and bolts of numeracy: these will be crucial to children’s future careers. It is wonderful to be able to share Concord’s enthusiasm and great expertise in Mathematics, where we have an extraordinary track record of success, to the wider local community.”
Concord’s own students often enjoy competing in UK Maths Trust competitions. This year their successes included 47 gold certificates in the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge (up to Y11) and 56 gold certificates in the Senior Mathematical Challenge (up to Y13). The highest performing students are invited to compete in further competitions and among the further successes were four gold medals (placing their winners in the top 20 nationwide).
Concord can provide extensive means-tested bursary support to local children who have the academic talents which mean that they would benefit from a day student place at Concord, and are always happy to hear from interested parents of potential future students.
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