Children count on being Sumdog winner
CHILDREN from schools across Swansea are jumping into the world of maths this week as they take part in the Sumdog challenge.
The event sees pupils play games based on answering maths questions, and earning points for themselves and their school.
The challenge is part of Swansea Council's drive to make maths fun and to boost numeracy skills across the county.
William Evans, Swansea Council's cabinet member for Learning and Skills, said: "Numeracy skills are essential, and, if we are going to raise standards in Swansea we have to encourage children to engage with maths and learn it's not something to fear.
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"Maths can be lots of fun.
"Sumdog is back because it had such a tremendous response from pupils last year."
He added: "I wish all the schools and pupils who take part the best of luck and I hope that they will beat last year's record results."
Sumdog runs in schools until Thursday.