The 2021-22 QUB Maths Competition for Schools was held in the Great Hall on Tuesday 8 February 2022, with 9 schools taking part, and several schools having to withdraw at short notice because of Covid-19 related difficulties. The winning teams were: Friends School Lisburn (1st place), Belfast Royal Academy (2nd place), St Patrick's Academy, Dungannon, (3rd place), with Regent House School, Newtownards, and the Wallace High School, Lisburn, receiving commendation for strong performance in rounds 1 and 2.
1st place: Friends School, Lisburn - Eddie Doogan, Ben Moore, Dylan Briggs, Patrick Bates.
2nd place: Belfast Royal Academy - Ben Golden, Alex Scott, Riya Raghuram, Sarah McCarney.
3rd place: St Patrick's Academy, Dungannon - Mikolaj Baginski, Lauren Martin, Daniel Burns, Luke Devlin.
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF MATHEMATICS!
If you have the ability & enjoy solving maths puzzles & problems then this is your chance!
The QUB Maths Competition for Schools has been held annually since 2009. The competition is usually held in early December. Teams of A-Level Maths students from about 20 schools from all over Northern Ireland come to Queen’s to compete in a two gruelling problem-solving rounds, followed by a maths quiz. Many of these students later come to Queen’s to study in the School of Mathematics and Physics.
About this event
The competition will take place on Tuesday 8 February 2022 from 10.30 am to 3 pm in the Great Hall at Queen's University Belfast.
There is no entry fee. Teams should have between 2 and 4 members and its members should be in years 13–14. Each school can enter only one team, and every team should be accompanied on the day by a teacher.
There will be prizes for the first, second and third places. In addition, all participants will receive a certificate.
Places for the competition are limited, so they will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
The closing date for entries is Friday 21 January 2022.
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Tea/coffee upon arrival from 10:30 am.
Please arrive in time for the competition to start at 11:00 sharp.
11:00 – 11:45 Round 1
Each team will work on a set of mathematical problems.
11:45 – 12:00 Break
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
12:00 – 12:45 Round 2
Each team will work on a set of mathematical puzzles.
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
Lunch is not provided. Pupils and teachers are welcome to bring packed lunches. Lunch can also be bought from a few cafés within a few-minute walk of the venue.
13:30 – 15:00 Quiz and Prize Ceremony
The last part of the competition will be a maths table quiz.
Note that calculators are permitted, but may not necessarily be useful!
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We are sorry that we cannot offer parking at Queen's University Belfast due to the event being held during term time. However small school buses may enter for disembarking and collection though the entrance to the Main Campus on University Square (please indicate when booking if access is required).
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please e-mail email@example.com with subject "QUB Maths Competition"