King’s Preparatory School has won the Kent Sumdog Mathematics Contest, a contest which involved numerous schools across the County of Kent. all our Lower Ones, First Form and Second Form entered the Kent Sumdog Mathematics contest open to all primary school aged children in Kent. In a Sumdog contest, success is based on accuracy. Sumdog's adaptive learning engine ensures every competitor challenged at the right level. As a result, the level increases the more questions they successfully answer.
Each child had a target of 1000 questions to answer in a week. The number of correct answers was recorded and a class average calculated. Overall the Second Form (set 1 and 2 combined) were placed first and Lower Ones Set 1, third, on their class averages.
The children have been extremely enthusiastic, with many of them competing in their own time. Many congratulations also to Rayhan Hossain, Himanshu Upreti and Deyan Anadolov who answered correctly 992, 983 and 935 questions out of 1000 respectively.
This week pupils from King’s Prep sat the Primary Maths Challenge, a National Competition aimed at the most Gifted and Talented Mathematics up to the age of 11. Both Set 1 and Set 2 Second Form Mathematicians sat the challenge, alongside a few selected children in the First Form and Lower Ones. The competition is of an extremely high standard and you need to gain 21 out of 25 correct answers to gain a place in the Final. Davy was our top scorer, gaining 20, just one point below that required to gain him a place in the Final. Many congratulations to Davy and to Matthew Saunders and Himanshu Upreti on being Gold Awards. Silver Awards for Monty, Ajay, Morgan on being given Silver Awards and Ruth, Xavier, Max, Adetola and Tom for being given Bronze Awards.
A fabulous result for the School!