*Currently in the Western Cape only

  • This competition is conducted similarly to the literacy competition, in that teams of 3 learners represent their schools and the winners progress through levels to the final round. The format also includes a quizmaster, judges, scorekeepers and an audience.
  • Questions are not found in the newspapers but rather examples that are similar can be found in the newspapers.
  • Teams are required to solve mathematical problems, some of which are timed.
  • They are broken down into round 1: Mental Maths; round 2: Basic operations in higher number ranges involving BODMAS and round 3: Problem solving: Routine & non – routine.
  • There are prizes for the top 3 teams and the mentors