### School Mathematics Competition

I set the questions for the Junior Division (years 7 and 8) of
The University of
Melbourne School Mathematics Competition.

The previous competition was held on May 3, 2017.

If you did really well we may actually meet at the awards ceremony
to be held on Saturday October 7, 2017.

Interested in next year's competition?

Test you skills by computing the sum (no calculators allowed!)

1−2+3−4+···+97−98+99

Possible
answers are: 0,
1, 49, 50,
51, None of these.

Got a taste for it?

Then you may want to try the questions from
2009,
2010,
2011,
2012,
2013,
2014,
2015,
2016
or
2017.
Good luck.

Hannah receiving her prize from BHP Billiton's Dr Anis Inayat-Hussain
at the 2006 award ceremony;
Iris with Vice Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis at the 2007 ceremony.