Mathematical Association of Tasmania

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MAT Mathematics Relays

MAT Maths Relay Northern Heat 2017

The MAT Mathematics Relays are held annually at three locations across the state for students in Years 3 - 12. The relays see teams of four students take on mathematical problems of increasing difficulty as they race to beat other competitors and the clock. It's an exciting day to be part of! See our Facebook page for video of the Northern Heats in 2017 and 2016.


Friday 14th September - NW Secondary

Sunday 16th September - NW Primary, North, South

NEW IN 2018: Schools may register ONE Year 3/4 team each.



Venues, proposed starting times of Relays and registration times: 

South: Rosny College

10.00am – 3/4 Primary division (register at 9.45am)

11.30am – 5/6 Primary division HEAT 1 (register at 11.10)

  12.50pm – 5/6 Primary division HEAT 2 (register at 12.30pm)
  2.10pm – Junior Secondary division (register at 1.50pm)
  3.20pm – Upper and Senior Secondary (register at 3.00pm)
North: Scotch Oakburn College

12.00pm – SS, US and JS divisions (register at 11.45am)

1.30pm – Primary Divisions (register at 1.15pm)

3.00pm- 3/4 Primary Division (register at 2.45pm)

North-West: Penguin District School Community Learning Centre

12.00pm – Grade 5/6 Primary Divisions (register at 11.30am)

1.30pm – Grade 3/4 Primary Division (Register at 1.15)

All North West Secondary Divisions are on FRIDAY THE 14TH OF SEPTEMBER at 11.00am



Relay Divisions:

3/4 Primary Grades 3 and 4 Maximum of 1 team per school
5/6 Primary Grades 5 and 6 Maximum of 2 teams per school
Junior Secondary Grades 7 and 8 Maximum of 2 teams per school
Upper Secondary Grades 9 and 10 Maximum of 2 teams per school
Senior Secondary Grades 11 and 12 Maximum of 5 teams per school

Variations to the amount of teams registered may be made upon request, subject to venue capacity, in the week prior to the Relays. Contact Lauren Beams directly on



  • $15 per team for MAT members 
  • $30 per team for non member schools



Please enter your school by following the corresponding link below: 

Entries close on Friday 31th August 2018 and will NOT be available on the day of competition. Entries may be accepted after this date, by special request, by contacting the Relay Coordinator by email All entries received will be sent a confirmation email. Payment is available by credit card only.



Click here for 2017 results


Modified Relay (for classroom use):

Classroom Junior Relay

  Classroom Junior Relay rules scoresheet answers 


Sample Questions:

  Primary sample question paper  Primary sample solutions 

  Junior Secondary sample question paper  Junior Secondary solutions 

  Senior Secondary sample question paper  Senior Secondary solutions 

  Upper Secondary sample question paper  Upper Secondary solutions 


The Relays are held simultaneously in three main venues around the state: Hobart, Launceston and the North-West coast. Depending on demand, a fourth venue on the West coast may be brought into play.