Mega Maths

“Best day out in the 20 years I’ve worked as a maths teacher.” Teacher from Glan Afan Comprehensive School

Mega Maths is an annual regional interschool Maths quiz for Year 7 pupils from Reaching Wider target schools. The quiz is a fun way of engaging with mathematics, and aims to promote numeracy skills which are essential in order for young people to reach their potential whether they are planning to enter further or higher education or the employment market.

The quiz content is written to cover what learners are expected to be able to do at the end of Year 7 based on the strands and elements from the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework. It hopes to enhance the Year 7 Key Stage 3 Maths curriculum.

115 pupils attended the inaugural event in 2014 and 125 pupils competed in 2015. Teams of pupils from Birchgrove Comprehensive School, Bishop Gore School, Bishop Vaughan Catholic School, Cefn Hengoed Community School, Cwmtawe Community School, Dylan Thomas Community School, Glan Afan Comprehensive School, Pentrehafod School and Morriston Comprehensive School competed against each other at Swansea University. Bishop Vaughan Catholic School pupils are the reigning champions.

 For more information contact:

Tel: 01792 602 128

E-mail: reachingwider@swansea.ac.uk