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With 46 entries from 6 different schools, we consider this year’s MTQ a huge success, with registered schools planning to have even more students participate in 2018.

Designed to encourage students to work mathematically MTQ fosters students’ engagement and learning of mathematics. Applying mathematics to real world problems MTQ encourages students in a non-threatening way to apply the mathematics they learn in class to problems based in science, technology and engineering. MTQ requires students, as young mathematicians to:
1. Find an interesting problem and plan a strategy to start the problem
2. Play with the problem, collect data, take notes and find patterns
3. Make and test hypotheses, using the mathematical skills found in their toolbox
4. Check their results, understand that problems may have more than one solution
5. Reference any sources they used
6. Publish their results
The award ceremony for Distinction and High Distinction winners was held at Scitech on Monday the 4th September. Students were presented with their certificates and gift vouchers and the entries for the National Maths Talent Quest were announced.

Congratulations to our 2017 NMTQ National Winner

Year 9 Individual
Sumari Kritzinger – John Curtin College of the Arts
16 Psyche


MAWA is very pleased to also announce the winners of the WA MTQ:

Year 7 Individual
Jaydon Battersby – Ellenbrook Secondary College
If the Shoe Fits

Year 7 Group
Ella Flatau Harrison, Meg Gillam, Sienna Oud, Ella Samson, Lucinda Schubert – Iona Presentation College
Vegetable Garden

Year 8 Individual
Liana Cawley – John Curtin College of the Arts
Saving for a Car

Year 9 Individual
Sumari Kritzinger – John Curtin College of the Arts
16 Psyche

Year 9 Group
Mia Patroni, Ali Jensen, Julia Howie – St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls
Paper Planes
Top School Award
John Curtin College of the Arts

Each year we will announce the MTQ Top school. This is calculated by awarding as follows
Partcipation – 1 point
Credit – 2 Points
Distinction – 3 points
High Distinction – 4 points
National Entry – 3 points added to their High Distinction points (i.e 7 points)

MAWA would like to thank our partners Edith Cowan University for their support with displaying and judging MTQ entries and Scitech for hosting the MTQ Awards Ceremony.

Workshops for MTQ will be available in Term 4 in 2017 and Term 1 in 2018 for anyone interested in finding out more information. Dates to be advised soon

NMTQ State Judges 2017



The judging panel hard at work looking over the entries from the MAV office