QUESTION

Among the questions which pupils took in the finals were:

I am designing a rectangular milk crate which I don’t want to be long and thin. Which of these would be the best number of bottles to fill the crate?

a) 11, b) 13, c) 15, d) 17 or e) 19.

Answer on bottom left of picture.

The answer was c) 15 because all the others are prime numbers which means they can only be divided by the number one and themselves

MATHS wizard Jack Bellwood has a head for figures.

And he has proved it in a national awards scheme.

The 11-year-old Dalton schoolboy has won a bronze medal for his amazing mathematical ability.

Jack, who attends St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, received the award from the Mathematical Association after taking part in the final of the Primary Mathematics Challenge.

Jack was joined at the finals by his twin brother Oliver and friend Matthew Hartley.

He scored 20 points out of a possible 25 which put him in the top 15% of the final.

The Primary Mathematics Challenge is aimed at the top 60% of pupils in primary schools.

More than 94,000 pupils took part in the first part of the challenge last November with the highest scoring pupils invited to take the harder challenge in February this year.

Jack is one of 414 pupils to win an award.