ASK Maths Cross-College Contestants Confirmed

After an enthralling and closely contested ASK Maths College final, the winners have been announced and will go on to compete in the Cross-College Final against the likes of Newcastle-Under-Lyme College and Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form.

About the competition

MEI’s Further Education (FE) Maths Challenge is a competition for post-16 students who are working towards gaining a Functional Skills maths qualification or improving their GCSE Mathematics grade.

The FE Maths Challenge emerged from the ASK Maths project, part of MEI’s work with the Stoke-on-Trent Mathematics Excellence Partnership. The competition is proving highly successful, resulting in increased student confidence and engagement. MEI is now working with colleges in other cities and the Centres for Maths Excellence to extend the competition to other areas.

ASK Maths competition explained.

For this stage of the competition the group were split into two depending on previous grades achieved in Maths. The groups were then put into pairs to complete a series of arithmetic challenges to decide 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The winners would seal their spot in the much-anticipated Cross-College Final due to take place in April 2022.

Firstly, contestants were tasked with solving a mathematics domino challenge. Matching one domino’s question with the answer of another to form an impressive snake of mathematical prowess.

Participants then went head-to-head in a fiercely contested Kahoot Quiz to determine the winners!

The competition is a chance for young people from across Stoke on Trent to have their moment to shine. The learners taking part have been faced with resitting their maths qualifications, which as you can imagine, isn’t always something that brings them joy, but the competition makes maths at college feel different (to school) and gives them a reason to associate maths with something positive!

Christopher Bloor, Maths Lecturer at Stoke on Trent College.

Grade 2 group results

1st – Thomas & Lewis

2nd – Nathan & Graham

Grade 3 group results

1st – Valentin & Owen

2nd – Chloe & Bella

3rd – Wendi & Imogen

Each winner received a £20 Amazon voucher and will represent Stoke on Trent College in the Cross-College Final at a venue yet to be confirmed.

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February 14, 2022 9:11 am