Girls pip boys in maths challenge
STUDENTS have taken part in World Multiplication Day to make learning engaging, interactive and fun.
The 255 students from saltash.net school were encouraged to recall the multiplication table for the event run by the maths department.
Out of these students, where there was a mix in all ages and abilities across the school, 182 passed the multiplication test that was given to them.
With 71.3 per cent passing the task this was a school achievement, and from a global perspective, saltash.net gained results nearly 10 per cent higher than the world average.
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Organiser and enrichment coordinator Scott Wieprecht said: "With competition being a key drive behind some of our learning in mathematics it was only fitting that the day was underpinned by friendly competition between classes, genders and teachers.
"The thing that made this event so great was that we could really challenge the students to improve.
"Each teacher sent an email to the department when they had completed each test giving details of the percentage that passed, so we could constantly update our classes on the best years and sets.
"We were also able to keep students updated via our twitter account and several of them took the lunchtime opportunity to retake the test and turn their fail into a pass mark."
At the end of the day the school collected all the results together, looking particularly at the gender split, and found that girls had a pass rate of 71.45 per cent and boys had a pass rate of 70.1 per cent.