Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians – 2017

As part of the Aurora College Mathematics Faculty’s commitment to extending students opportunities, we are pleased to provide details of the MCYA Challenge Stage for 2017.

This is a demanding, “take-home” problem-solving competition conducted by the Australian Mathematics Trust. There are separate Junior (Years 7 – 8) and Intermediate (Years 9 – 10) levels. Entrants need to complete the six competition problems independently, or in pairs, over a period of three weeks. They will also need to attend a 30 minute briefing at Residential Camp in Week 6.

Aurora College will again bear the entry costs for those students who wish to enter. It should be emphasised, however, that the competition is only for strong mathematicians who are committed to finishing the six problems.

To enter, or for more details, students should send an email to their mathematics teacher, or to Mr Whiteway.

The timeline for the MCYA Challenge Stage 2017 is as follows:

Date Activity
Monday, 20th February 2017 Last day to enter by email
Wednesday, 1st March 2017 Briefing for participants at Residential Camp
Wednesday, 15th March 2017 Start of Challenge period
Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 Problems 1 and 2 due
Wednesday, 29th March 2017 Problems 3 and 4 due
Wednesday, 5th April 2017 Problems 5 and 6 due
Early Term 2 Top performers invited to enter MCYA Enrichment Stage
Late Term 2 Official results released

Kathy Howard

Head Teacher Mathematics

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