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UP Mathematics Competition 2017

UP Mathematics Competition

The UP Mathematics Competition 2017 date is:
31 July to 6 August 2017.

Entries closing date is 23 June 2017.

The annual national Mathematics Competition has been going from strength to strength under the able leadership of Dr Greybe. Initially the competition consisted of only Grade 8-9 and Grade 10-11, but a primary school section (Grade 6-7) was added about 12 years ago.

In 2014 more than 4000 learners took part in this event, with entries from all over the country and some even from Namibia. The aim of the Competition is for students to have FUN whilst doing mathematics. Expose them to interesting problems.

Whilst old papers may be a good way to prepare, the best way is for students to do all the problems given by their school teachers and make sure they know their school syllabus well and can think mathematically. Some problems will be based on school work, others will test problem solving skills and some will be in a real world setting involving time, weight, money, etc.


Contact persons:

Dr AnnĂ©l Smit ( or 012 – 420 5839)
Mrs Alta Lategan ( or 012 – 420 2520)
Ms Karin Bothma ( or 012 – 420 2374)

PLEASE NOTE: The University of Pretoria owns copyright to all the question papers below. These papers are published on the website under the Creative Commons Copyright agreement.