Year 9 Maths Picnic - Sandwell & Dudley


The Maths Picnic is a fun educational challenge for Year 9 students which tests problem-solving and teamwork skills. Based on previous Maths Feasts, teams of four students will test their maths skills with our all-you-can-eat picnic of problems. There are several rounds requiring different skills and strategies for success and there are prizes for the teams who take the biggest bites!


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

Who will benefit from attending?

The Picnic is suitable for all higher-achieving Year 9 students who want to improve their mathematical and teamwork skills. This event is only open to schools in Sandwell and Dudley.


What's on the menu? Well, that would be telling...

We change the format and content of the Maths Picnic every year to keep the challenge exciting. However, we promise that content will be familiar or accessible to most Year 9's and could include both recreational and more traditional maths problems.

Materials and Equipment

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

Other Information

All schools will be assigned one team on application whilst spaces are available. A second team will be assigned to those schools who have asked for one, on application, two weeks before the event if space is available. This will be done on a first come first serve basis.


Year 9 students only, organised into groups of four. Each team must be accompanied by a teacher or teaching assistant. Schools entering two teams must bring one responsible adult per team; however, in the case of the additional teams, this could be sixth former if an 11-18 school.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Target year:

Year 9

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:


Event length:

2.5 hours


West Midlands


Oldbury Academy,
Pound Road,
B68 8NE


Tue 5th Jul 2022

Course times:

09:00 - 11:30



State-sector subsidy:


Priority Area subsidy:


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

Tom Carpenter
[email protected]

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