Maths Week England Competitions

Tuesday 29th October 2019

The AMSP and MEI are excited to be supporting Maths Week England which will be taking place on 11-16 November. Alongside releasing resources for teachers to use during the event, the AMSP and MEI are running competitions to celebrate the event.

Visualising the climate crisis

Resource and visualisation competition for primary and secondary schools, sixth forms and FE colleges

The AMSP are running a Visualising the Climate Crisis data visualisation competition for students in Primary school, Secondary School, Sixth Form Colleges and FE Colleges in England. We are delighted that the amazing Mona Chalabi, Data Editor at Guardian US, is judging the finalists and Clarissa Grandi, extraordinarily talented Mathematical artist and creator of Artful Maths is joining our judging panel. The winning entry will be featured on our website and we will visit your school to interview the student for a special feature in our Newsletter. They will be presented with a certificate and a £25 voucher.

Taking part in this competition provides an opportunity to:

  • Teach your students about the impact of fast fashion on the climate
  • Give them insight into careers in data visualisation
  • Unleash their creativity

Try our brand new resource and get involved in our exciting competition to celebrate Maths Week England (11th-16th November) by visiting our website.

MEI Desmos maths art competition

Creating art using mathematical equations in Desmos is very popular (see: Desmos Art). MEI is running an exciting Desmos Maths Art competition as part of Maths Week England 2019.

We will be awarding a prize of a T-shirt for the student and their teacher as well as a pizza party for the student’s classmates. There will be two prizes in each of the three categories:

  • School years 7-9 (ages 11-14);
  • School years 10-11 (ages 14-16);
  • School years 12-13 (ages 16-18).

Students from Scotland and Northern Ireland will be judged alongside the equivalent school years for England and Wales.

Teachers can submit their students’ entries by Friday 22nd November. For more information about how to create art in Desmos and the details of the competition please visit the MEI competition page.

Ritangle 2019

Maths Weeks England also coincides with our ongoing Ritangle competition. Ritangle is a competition for teams of students of A level Mathematics, the International Baccalaureate and Scottish Highers. Questions are being released over a period of approximately 4 weeks on the Ritangle website and through the Integral Twitter feed. Only once all the questions have been released can a final overall answer be found. The first team with a correct final answer that satisfies the judges will be declared the winner and will receive a fantastic prize hamper. There’s still time to sign up and take part.