Dauntsey’s School has launched its annual Dodecahedron Competition. Now in its 28th year, this highly respected maths competition is designed to give pupils aged 12 and under* the opportunity to pit their skills against each other.
The competition typically sees more than 1,000 able mathematicians, from over 50 schools across the south west region, participating in the preliminary round.
The preliminary round takes place at the participating schools with pupils sitting an hour-long multiple choice paper of 36 questions. The papers are marked by the competing schools from materials supplied by Dauntsey’s and the results should be submitted to the Maths Department at Dauntsey’s by Tuesday 3 May 2016.
A finals day will be held at Dauntsey’s on Thursday 9 June for around 30 of the most successful pupils.
Pete Mobbs, Head of Mathematics at Dauntsey’s School said: “The Dodecahedron Competition is all about encouraging the best and brightest junior mathematicians in a fun and engaging way. The questions in the preliminary round are pretty tough but we are always hugely impressed by the standard of entries.
“To be invited to the finals day is a significant achievement in itself and I can promise those lucky few a brilliant day of maths challenges, fun games and tricky investigations!”
To enter, schools should complete the online entry form by using the link below by Monday 7 March. Papers will be posted out to schools within a week of this date. There is no charge for entry.