10ticks Mental Maths November 2021 Competition Sponsored by Liontrust

After an exciting month of competition on 10ticks Mental Maths, sponsored by Liontrust, we can now declare our winners. Huge congratulations go to Loanends Primary School, whose pupils answered an impressive 2185 questions each, on average! Our brilliant winners have won £500. The competition was based on the average pupil score with a minimum of 10 pupils allowed to take part.

One of the teachers from winning school Loanends Primary School, Mr Hyde, had this to say about the competition: “We are delighted to have won the competition and I know how much the pupils enjoyed spending many hours, both in school and at home, practising their mental maths skills using 10ticks." The school even had a visit from the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy Webb, to congratulate the pupils. Councillor Webb said “I am delighted that Loanends Primary School in our Borough have achieved such an impressive score to win against all other entries across the UK. It was a pleasure to see how much fun they found the various 10ticks activities and I congratulate the children and the school on this wonderful achievement.”

Congratulations also go to second place school, Ysgol Pant y Rhedyn. Here’s what Ms Ryder, a teacher from Ysgol Pant y Rhedyn, said about coming second and winning £300: “10ticks has completely changed our pupils’ attitude towards mathematics. They are eager to log on as often as possible to compete against pupils from all over the world and see if they have won any medals or certificates. As a teacher, I am able to view progress and identify areas of improvement. 10ticks is a fantastic resource. An absolute must for improving mental maths! All the children in Pant y Rhedyn are so proud to achieve 2nd place in the 10ticks competition. They love the challenge 10ticks offers. This is a fantastic resource. I am so proud of the effort each pupil has put into their mental maths and can't wait to see them progress even further!”

Third place school, Meethill School, won £200. Mrs Eade, a teacher from the school, commented: “My pupils love practising their tables and playing games on 10ticks. The games and activities keep them interested and they enjoy improving their scores or beating each other! The competition really motivated them to play even more than usual, and many were playing in their own time and at home."

It’s been fantastic to see the reaction and engagement of schools during the competition. Many schools took part during November to battle it out on our top 10 leader board and reach the first, second and third prize winning places. The top three schools answered over 250,000 questions correctly!

Managing Director of 10ticks, Ian Fisher said “It’s great to see the uptake in Mental Maths and have lots of schools around the UK practice their mental arithmetic. We hope the money can help relieve any financial pressures that schools may have faced this term.”

Liontrust Chief Marketing Officer, Simon Hildrey said “It is wonderful to see how committed the schools and their pupils were to the 10ticks Mental Maths competition. Maths and financial literacy are indispensable everyday skills and key to learn before the age of 18. We send our congratulations to all the pupils who took part and look forward to the next competition in March”.