Schools Mathematics Grand Challenge
The Hamilton Maths Grand Challenge is an online
mathematics contest, aimed at secondary school
students of all ages, who are studying mathematics
at any level. The contest consists of thirty
puzzles, posted on the challenge website, over
ten weeks, and there are prizes for the best
student overall, the best student within each
participating school, and the best school. The
main goals of the contest are to promote
awareness of mathematics and its exciting
application among second-level students, and
to help identify latent, untapped mathematical
talent within the school system.
The contest does not require advanced mathematical
training, or exposure to higher mathematics.
In fact, the puzzles are designed to assume a
minimum of mathematical knowledge, and, instead
focus on testing the creative problem-solving
abilities of the students taking part.
The winners of the contest will be presented
with their prizes at an awards ceremony at NUI
Maynooth in February/March, 2008.
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