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Maths Workshop

Year 5 and 6 Gifted and Talented maths workshop

We took part in a maths ‘Level 6’ Workshop with children from Conway School in Sparkbrook and Leigh Juniors in Washwood Heath. There were children from years Five and Six. We all had a go at solving some cryptic numbers with a partner from another school, it was great fun. After that, we learnt about abundant numbers and perfect numbers. Abundant numbers are numbers where the total of their factors is more than the number itself. Perfect numbers are numbers where their factors total to make the same number like the number 6 has the factors 1 2 3 which add to make 6. Furthermore, number 28 is a perfect number, its factors are 7,4,14,2 and 1.We are going to meet every month and have a go at Level Six challenges and activities sessions with other schools.

It was great fun. I can’t wait till the next time we do it.


Zaid, Year 6


Quotes from various pupils about the day:

“I learnt about factors and abundant numbers.”   Ala   (Nelson Mandela School)


“I know what  a perfect number is .”  Sadikur (Nelson Mandela School)


“ We have learnt a lot about abundant numbers and had lots of fun.” Ibrahim   (Conway School)


“ I got to see children from other schools and learn new things.”  Nabid  (Nelson Mandela School – Year 5)   


“I really enjoyed working with my partner and would like to do some algebra next time.” Nafeesa (Leigh Junior Primary)