For more information and registration check out our competitions page: https://qamt.qld.edu.au/upcoming-competitons/

Y5/6 and 7/8 Quiz FAQs

  • I noticed that the dates of the quiz for round 1 were 2-6 August 2021 I was wondering if we could run our quiz on a later date which would match our programs better.

No problem. Please send the scores for your top teams through to us by the 13th August if you would like them to be considered for a place in the Regional sessions later in the term (Note: Regional Quizzes to be run in the 8th week of term 3 30th August – 3rd Sept)

  • The other question I had was I have registered 5 teams but we may only have 3 or 4 is that still OK?

The number of teams you enter from your school for ‘in school option’ is up to you and does not have to be the same as you nominate in your registration. We have asked for the number of teams to be registered only so that we can get an idea of how many students will be involved across the State. QAMT Member schools only pay for the first team for the ‘in school option’

  • I also wondered if we could receive some extra preparation materials for our students as this is the first time we have run it by ourselves at our school.

There are past editions of the quiz available at the bottom of the Quiz page at https://qamt.qld.edu.au/upcoming-competions/

  • We will probably not officially enter this year. I might just do it with our Yr 7’s a couple of weeks later for fun. We never get past the first round anyway.

Happy for you to do the quiz in your own time for fun – the ‘fun’ aspect of the quiz is something we try to promote. However, it’s important for us to know how many schools engage with the quiz, so we’d like all schools intending to use the quiz to register with us through the website.

  • We usually run a round as a cluster, inviting all the cluster state schools and private ones.

Schools have the option to choose to invite their usual cluster schools or just host the quiz for their own students, the ‘in-school’ option either way there are various options to choose from on our registration page

  • We usually run  the Quiz with our cluster in Numeracy and Literacy week 

Happy for you to run a ‘fun event’ for the schools in your district but running the Quiz this late in the year means that none of the schools involved will be able to progress to the Regional or State Final Rounds. Suggest you ask all schools to register for the quiz at the advertised time, and use the Regional quiz questions for your ‘Numeracy’ week. 

  • Do schools still need to register through QAMT? Our teams are awarded medals that QAMT usually send us and all students receive certificates, again usually sent to us by QAMT.

School’s will need to register if they want to receive the Quiz questions and certificates and have their teams eligible for the subsequent rounds. We are not sending out medallions for Round 1 this year, though we hope to do so for the Regional winners later in the term. It’s important for us and the future of the quiz that we know how many schools/teams engage

  • We want to run the quiz as a cluster later in the year.

Please encourage the schools in your cluster to register and run this year’s quiz at their school at the advertised time. You can still run a ‘fun’ version later in the year if permitted by the local school arrangements.

  • I have read the email from the Host school, that has been forwarded to me about the competition. May we enter more than two teams?

The number of teams registered is left open for each Host school to determine OR you may enter as many teams as you think would benefit from the experience in the ‘in school option’ only – you can choose to run the Quiz through a maths club, as part of your usual timetable, through (advanced) timetabled classes, or as a special event for selected students.

  • Can we run the competition on any day in Week 4 term 3: 2-6 August 2021?

Yes – but QAMT will need to receive the results by Monday 9th August. You might also choose to split the quiz into two sections so that each section can be delivered in a timetabled class time on different days.