The Senior Mathematics competition for New Zealand is open to all students doing a year 12 or year 13 mathematics course and provides challenging questions for the more able students, with significant prizes, including airfares to the venue of the final paper, paid for by our generous sponsors. For many years the competition was based in Christchurch and it is now run from Upper Hutt.
Questions cover any of the topics in year 12 mathematics except calculus and students may use calculators.
The initial paper is done in mid-May, in the students’ own schools, the final for the top 15 candidates in mid-August in Upper Hutt. Entries close at the end of term one.
In 2015 the dates are:
Preliminary paper Thursday 21 May
Final paper Friday 21 August