Welcome to the home of the Children in Crossfire Maths Challenge, now open to all Primary and Post Primary schools and colleges in NI, ROI, UK and abroad.

How the CIC Maths Challenge Works:

The Children in Crossfire Maths Challenge 2015 is available to all schools and is open for the first 2 weeks of February 2015. Schools wishing to participate can register on this website.

Participating means:

  • promoting a positive ethos of using mathematics
  • collaborating and competing with other schools at home and abroad
  • providing active shared learning opportunities for pupils
  • raising attitudes and dispositions to mathematics
  • supporting less fortunate children in other parts of the world

For more information on how the event works click Primary or Post Primary.

Please join in and use maths to make a difference.

Primary Challenge

The CIC Primary Maths Challenge is open to all pupils in the final four years of primary school. NI years 4, 5, 6 and 7 ROI 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes GB years 3, 4, 5 and 6 And their equivalent in other countries There are three competition categories.

Primary Challenge

How do we enter for the competition? Principal/Maths coordinator/class teacher enters his/her school for the event by completing the online registration form prior to the event.

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Post Primary Challenge

The CIC Post-Primary Maths Challenge iis open to all pupils in the first five years of post-primary school. NI years 8, 9 and 10 ROI 1st, 2nd and 3rd years GB years 7, 8 and 9 And their equivalent in other countries There are three separate competition categories.

Post Primary Challenge

How do we enter for the competition? Principal/Maths coordinator/class teacher enters his/her school for the event by completing the online registration form prior to the event.

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Testimonials:

I just wanted to congratulate you on a fantastic, well organised and fun filled day.

My year 9 and Year 12 students both took part in the challenge and they all really enjoyed it.
This is the first tine we have been involved but it certainly won’t be the last.

Helen McToal St. Louis Grammar Ballymena
Many thanks for the excellent challenge which four of our classes participated in today. They seemed to really enjoy it and get a lot out of the experience.

Clare Zigmond St Leonard’s Catholic School Durham
Thanks a million for organising that challenge.
We loved it, pupils and teachers.
Maths was ‘cool’ for a day!

Brilliant

Joan McClintock, St. Louis Ballymena
Just to report that we had a great time taking part in the Maths Challenge, especially the video-conferencing session with you this afternoon. We were wondering if you had managed to record it and if you could send us a copy of that for our records. It would be very much appreciated. Best wishes,

Patricia Carr Holy Family Primary School,
Just to let you know the pupils had a great time on Friday and responded very positively to the challenge.

Louise O’Kane Antrim Grammar School
Thanks for all your hard work in organising this quiz. I will try to expand our participation if you run it again next year

Brian Rogan St. Cecilia’s College
All classes and teachers involved thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and are talking about how we will build in the cross-curricular and international aspects next year, so please continue. I’d like to thank you for what must be very hard work and a headache at times but so worthwhile.

Kind regards

Steve McMahon Nexus International School Malaysia
Thank you very much for organising this Maths Challenge. The children really enjoyed it. There was a lot of discussion around problem solving in mixed ability pairs and great debate leading to joint answers.

Maura Mussen St. Malachy’s PS