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South Dartmoor
Community College

Maths Day Competition

International Day of Mathematics - Maths for a Better World - competitions.

To celebrate International Day of Maths we are running a series of competitions. For full resources and details see:

Theme and judging criteria:

The theme of the International Day of Maths is “Mathematics for a Better World”. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

◼ quality of communication

◼ use of maths

◼ interpretation of the theme: “Mathematics for a Better World”


There will be prizes in each of four age categories:

◼ school years 5-6

◼ school years 7-9

◼ school years 10-11

◼ school years 12-13

First prize:

◼ A Turing Tumble for each age category, kindly donated by Turing Tumble for use in the classroom.

Runners up prizes:

◼ Signed books by Matt Parker (KS4&5) and Ed Southall (KS2&3)

◼ Mathematical stationery celebrating π

Entries should be emailed to with the subject line: MEI IDM Competition. Closing date for submissions is 10am on Monday 22nd March 2021.