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.

The Mathematical Association of Tasmania (MAT) will be holding its annual relay competitions for schools and colleges on
Sunday September 15, 2019
Entries to be registered by COB Friday 30th August via links below
Teams consist of four students and an adult who will be a marker to check students’ answers against the answer sheet. Timing is tight so please be punctual.
Venues, proposed starting times of Relays and registration times:
South: Rosny College
10.00am – Grade 3/4 Primary Division (register at 9.40)
11.30am – Grade 5/6 Primary Division HEAT 1 (register at 11.10)
12.50pm – Grade 5/6 Primary Division HEAT 2 (register at 12.30)
2.10pm – Junior Secondary Grade 7/8 (register at 1.55pm)
3.20pm – SS and US divisions (register at 3.00pm)
North: Scotch Oakburn College
12.00pm – SS, US and JS divisions (register at 11.45am)
1.30pm – Grade 5/6 Primary Division (register at 1.15pm)
3.00pm – Grade 3/4 Primary Division (register at 2.45pm)
North-West: Penguin District School
12.00pm – Grade 5/6 (register at 11.30am)
1.30pm – Grade 3/4 (register at 1.15)
All North West Secondary Divisions are on FRIDAY THE 13TH OF SEPTEMBER at 11.00am.
Relay Divisions:
Primary 3/4 Grades 3 and 4 with a maximum of 2 teams per school
Primary Grades 5 and 6 with a max of 2 primary teams per school
Junior Secondary Grades 7 and 8 with a max of 2 Junior Secondary teams per School/College
Upper Secondary Grades 9 and 10 with a max of 2 Upper Secondary teams per School/College
Senior Secondary Grades 11 and 12 with a max of 5 Senior Secondary teams per School/College
Variations to team numbers may be made upon request, subject to venue capacity, in the week prior to the Relays. Contact Lauren Beams directly on
Cost: $15 per team for members
$35 per team for non-member schools
Please enter your school by following the corresponding link below
North-West Primary:
North-West Secondary:
Entries close on Friday 30th August 2019 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.

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.