Y9 Maths Picnic - Worcester



Maths Picnic is a fun educational challenge for Year 9 students which tests problem-solving and teamwork skills. Teams of three students will test their maths skills with our all-you-can-eat picnic of problems!

The Picnic is similar in format to the Y10 Maths Feast, but is a stand-alone event, not part of a national event.


  • Improve problem-solving skills using recreational maths
  • Improve teamwork and communication skills

Who will benefit from attending?

Maths Picnic is open to all Year 9 students who want to improve their mathematical and teamwork skills.


There are several rounds requiring different skills and strategies for success. Each event takes about two hours, and awards will be given for good teamwork and for the winning team of each round.

Practice resources and materials from previous Maths Feasts are available here.

There are no heats or finals, so participants can take materials back to their schools and use them to enrich learning in the classroom.

This is for Year 9 students only, organised into teams of three. Each pair of teams must be accompanied by a teacher or teaching assistant. Schools entering multiple teams must bring a ratio of one responsible adult per two teams, however for additional teams this could be a sixth former.

Materials and Equipment

Calculators and equipment such as rulers and protractors are not permitted - this competition is based on your brain power alone!

Frequently Asked Questions

This event is for Year 9 students. If this causes an issue, please contact [email protected].

You can apply to bring up to four teams per school; each pair of teams MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult who will mark for another school. For additional teams, this adult may be a sixth former.

Approximately 2 hours.

Refreshments are not provided, it is recommended that pupils bring water.

Approximately 2 weeks beforehand, your organiser will send you details of travel and local arrangements.

Please add this information to the application form and confirm any local arrangements with your organiser when they contact you about 2 weeks beforehand, or email Christine direct.

We will provide a mark scheme.

Each team consists of 3 students, please bring exactly 3 students per team.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Target year:

Year 9

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:


Event length:

2 hours


West Midlands


The Arena, University of Worcester,
Hylton Road,


Wed 1st Dec 2021

Course times:

14:00 - 16:00



State-sector subsidy:



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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Christine Watson
[email protected]

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