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.


award ceremony       award ceremony

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.