Schools Mathematics Grand Challenge
- 22 October 2007
NOTICE CONCERNING MID-TERM:
As next week is mid-term, we will post the
problems for weeks 3 and 4 together this Friday.
Solutions for both week 3 and week 4 will be
due in two weeks on Monday the 12th of November.
RAFFLE FOR HMV VOUCHERS:
After mid-term we will hold a raffle each week
for a 50 euro HMV voucher. To be entered in
the raffle, all you have to do is submit answers
for that week's problems.
- 20 October 2007
As some schools are only getting visits this week,
we are extending the closing date for the first week's
- 15 October 2007
The first weeks problems are now available!
- 8 October 2007
We are visiting schools this week and the first
problems will be available next week.
- 19 February 2007
The problems for week 8 are now available, but
because of the mid-term break they you have two
weeks to do them. The answers are due by midnight
on Sunday 4th March.
- 8 February 2007
The results of the raffle for weeks 4 and 5
are now known! HMV vouchers have been won by
students in the following schools:
- Coláiste Chiaran, Leixlip;
- Coláiste Bríde, Clondalkin;
- St. Marks Community School, Tallaght;
- St. Wolstan's Community School, Celbridge;
- Scoil Mhuire Community School, Clane;
- Coláiste Chilliain, Clondalkin;
- Hartstown Community School, Clonsilla.
Remember that each week you attempt a problem,
you have a chance to win a 50 euro voucher!
- 30 January 2007
At the end of week 3, the top 5 schools in alphabetical order are:
- Castleknock Community College,
- Coláiste Chiaran (Leixlip),
- Mount Temple Comprehensive School,
- St. Killian's CS,
- St. Wolstan's Community School.
However, there is a large pack of schools nipping at their heels!
- 13 December 2006
The solutions for week
1 are now available.
- 7 December 2006
Starting from the 29th of January 2006,
we will hold a raffle once per week for
the rest of the competition. Each week,
we will randomly select four different
participants, and each of those selected
will win a 50 euro voucher for HMV.
However, the more questions you have
attempted, the more chances of winning
you will have! In order to be entered
for each week's raffle, you MUST HAVE
ATTEMPTED ONE OF THE PREVIOUS WEEK'S
PUZZLES. For example, to be entered in
the raffle on the 29th of January, you
must attempt at least one of the questions
posted on the 22nd of January). You get
one raffle ticket for each puzzle you
have attempted during the competition and
an extra ticket for each correct answer.
- 4 December 2006
The Maths Grand Challenge will
take a break over Christmas. The next
set of puzzles, (numbers 10, 11 and 12)
will be posted on the website on Monday
the 22nd of January, 2007.
Over the break, we will put solutions
to the first 9 puzzles on the website.
- 20 November 2006
The first set of problems is now
available. Good luck!
- 7 November 2006
Visits to schools will begin soon
for the 2006-2007 competition. This year
we will have a larger number of schools
- 13 February 2006
Many of you will be on mid-term
this week. So, the solutions to problems
7 and 8 are not due until 26 February.
Problems 9 and 10 will become available
on the 20 February and are also due on
- 10 February 2006
Due to a technical fault, the maths
challenge website was unavailable on the
afternoon of Thursday, the 9th February
and the morning of Friday the 10th of
February. For this reason, the week
3 puzzles will remain on the website
until 2.30 pm on Tuesday, the 14th of
February. You will be able to submit
solutions to problems 5 and 6 (from week
3) up to that time. Problems 7 and 8
will be made available on Monday as usual.
- 2 December 2005
The NUIM Grand Challenge team will
be hosting a lunch for teachers from
selected schools on 2 December.
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