The FMSP organises team mathematics competitions for KS4 and post-16 students to stimulate interest in mathematics and provide an opportunity for students to work together in an enjoyable and competitive environment, developing their mathematical, team-working and communication skills. We also run individual competitions for secondary school students which you might want to use as 'end of term' activities.
The Maths Feast is a team competition for Year 10 students which promotes problem solving and communication skills within different engaging rounds and takes place in the Spring term. Around 70 events take place each year across the country attracting entries from over 750 schools. Materials from previous competitions and practice materials are available which schools can use as enrichment activities to develop problem solving skills.
The Badge Competition is open to all secondary school students (aged 11-16 at time of entry). Students are asked to create a badge design which demonstrates why they love maths! There are prizes available for the winning entrant as well as their school! The competition for this year is now closed, but we hope to be running it again next year.
Try our problem solving competition with the chance to win a signed copy of Simon Singh’s book ‘The Simpsons and the Mathematical Secrets’! The closing date is the 30th March 2018.
The Senior Team Mathematics Challenge is organised by the FMSP in partnership with the UK Mathematics Trust. This annual competition takes place in November and attracts entries from over 1000 schools throughout the UK. Winners of the regional heats are invited to the national final in London in February.
Past questions written for these competitions are an excellent resource for enrichment materials for students in KS4 and post-16 to work on developing their problem-solving skills in mathematics.
In previous years the FMSP has organised competitions for A level and undergraduate students to design a poster to stimulate interest in an area of mathematics. The posters are available to download and provide an excellent resource for introducing more advanced ideas and promoting further study in mathematics.