MATHS TEAM CHALLENGE
What is the Maths Team Challenge?
The Maths Team Challenge (sometimes called 'Maths Teams Challenge') is a problem solving competition held every year at a number of locations in Southeast Queensland. A Maths Team Challenge, run somewhat differently, is also held at Glenmore State High School in Rockhampton. This page is about the SE Qld version.
In the SE Qld version, schools send teams of 5 students to the competition. The teams then compete with others in a Team event and a Relay event. There are four divisions: Years 5-6, Years 7-8, Years 9-10 and Years 11-12.
Question Sets - Over 2000 Problems for Years 5 to 12
Questions from the Maths Team Challenge papers provide excellent material for teaching and practising mathematical problem solving. The questions can be used individually or the papers can be used to run Maths Team Challenge style competitions within classrooms or schools.
Question sets from past years can be downloaded using the links below. More recent sets are in Word format. These need to be downloaded and opened in Word to display properly. Earlier sets tend to be in pdf format. Some of the Relay sets have been rearranged from the original order to make them easier to copy and cut up ready for competition use. These sets start with Question 20 rather than Question 1.
|Years 5-6 Team||Years 5-6 Relay||Years 7-8 Team||Years 7-8 Relay||Years 9-10 Team||Years 9-10 Relay||Years 11-12 Team||Years 11-12 Relay|
Getting Involved in the Competition
Currently the Maths Team Challenge is held at St Ursula's College, Toowoomba (event organiser: Stephen Broderick, firstname.lastname@example.org), at Moreton Bay College in Brisbane (event organiser: Rodney Anderson, AndersonR@mbc.qld.edu.au) and at Canterbury College in Logan (event organiser: Jason Baber, email@example.com). If your school has not competed, but would like to, contact one of these people. Alternatively, particularly if you are not near any of these centres, you might consider hosting a competition at your school.
Stephen Broderick of St Ursula's College, Toowoomba (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Bob Nelder write the question papers for the competition each year and provide them to host schools. It is customary, in exchange, to give a small donation to the Grace House charity in Cambodia sponsored by St Ursula's.
Details of how the competition works and instructions for the hosting the competition are available by clicking the links below and any of the local competition organisers can be contacted for further information.
This page is maintained by David Ilsley ( email@example.com ). Feel free to contact David or the people mentioned in the 'Getting Involved' section above.
Copyright and Acknowledgments
This web page and the materials linked to it are copyrighted under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License CC BY-NC 4.0. This allows them to be printed, copied, adapted and stored locally. It also allows them to be republished for non-commercial purposes as long as clear attribution is made to the website.
The questions were written by Stephen Broderick and Bob Nelder while working at St Ursula's College, Toowoomba. The website and some of the other materials were produced by David Ilsley, though some of these were adapted from materials produced by other people.