Kip McGrath makes maths centre stage

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Kip McGrath’s Randpark Ridge franchise held an exciting Times Tables competition for its young students.

Kip McGrath’s Randpark Ridge centre, in Johannesburg, South Africa, came up with a fantastic way of engaging its students in the occasionally-dull world of times tables. Instead of sitting them in a room and asking them to recite the numbers, it decided to turn the whole thing into a competition that would allow students to get up on stage and go head to head.

Held at the Rhema Bible Youth Centre, four local primary schools were invited to participate in the fast-paced event. 130 contestants entered the first round of the event, all hoping to snatch the crown and lay claim to the title of Times Table Titan. However, the speedy questions proved tricky for many of the participants and by the second round, just 30 children remained in the running.

Director of Randpark Ridge’s Kip McGrath centre, Shereen Julius, was the mastermind behind the fun event. She said that she’d wanted to organise something that would allow children to engage with maths outside the classroom.
“The event was aimed at enhancing and encouraging learners to learn their times tables in a fun way,” explained Julius.

Ten contestants made it through to the final round, where they were competing for R10,000 (£544) and their shot at glory. Ultimately, Daniel Frylinck came out on top, with his mathematic prowess beating his competitors into submission.
Julius added, “We would like to give our congratulations to all the winners and other participants, and we hope that we have made a resounding success impacting on children’s lives.”

With more than 560 centres across the globe, Kip McGrath is one of the world’s largest tutoring franchises. It offers expert help to students who are struggling with their literacy and numeracy skills and ensures they’re able to get the most out of their education.

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