The 2021 Problem Solving Competition will again be held near Pi day, with schools in Queensland to run the competition on Friday, March 12th. (Unfortunately we will not be able to hold a Saturday sitting at the University of Queensland in 2021.)

Member school entry free: $5 per student. Non-member school entry fee: $5 per student plus a single $10 administration fee for non-member schools.

The Problem Solving Competition is open to all students of secondary schools in Queensland. Registration must be completed by a teacher. If home schooled, please contact the QAMT office to register to make other arrangements.

2020 Results available here

About the Competition:

There are three competition papers, one each for Years 7 and 8, Years 9 and 10, and Years 11 and 12. All of the papers are are two hours long. The papers consist of questions which require an answer but working should also be shown. The problems do not usually require any greater knowledge than that possessed by good students but will need a certain amount of ingenuity and thought for their solution. You will need your own paper (10 sheets should be sufficient). Non-CAS calculators may be used.

Year 11 Students that excel in the UQ/QAMT Problem Solving competition are invited to apply for the  The National Mathematics Summer School; (NMSS) is a program for the discovery and development of mathematically gifted and talented students from all over Australia. NMSS is aimed at students completing Year 11, but others are included from time to time. Approximately 60 students attend each year. Potential participants can be suggested to the relevant State/Territory selector for consideration.  Michael Bulmer is the Queensland selector [m.bulmer@uq.edu.au]. Potential candidates can also apply for a sponsorship to help cover travel costs.