Last call for entries into the National Young Mathematicians' Awards 2017

Primary schools are encouraged to enter their brightest mathematicians into the National Young Mathematicians’ Awards 2017.

Run by Explore Learning in conjunction with the University of Cambridge’s NRICH project, the free-to-enter competition challenges teams of pupils to complete a series of maths problems through teamwork, mathematical thinking and systematic recording.

Teams should be made up of two boys and two girls in year 6 or below, who will compete to win their schools’ the grand prize, which includes £500 worth of stationery, a trip to London’s Kidzania attraction and a Meccano M.A.X. Robot – as well as the title of UK champions.

It is the eighth year the competition has run, and last year’s winners, Bilton Junior School in Rugby, beat 500 other teams from across the UK to take the top title.

The deadline for schools to register is October 20, with the first heats and semi-final taking place throughout November, and the grand final hosted at the university on December 13.

To register a team, click here.