UP Mathematics Competition

The 2019 UP Mathematics Competition wil run from 29 July to 4 August 

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The annual national Mathematics Competition has been running for the past 25 years. Since its inception in 1990, the competition has been going from strength to strength under the able leadership of Dr Willie Greybe. After Dr Greybe’s retirement in 2006 the competition was taken over by Miss Rita Möller, Miss Amanda Verwey and Mrs Alta Lategan. In 2014 the competition was organised by Mr Harry Wiggins assisted by Mrs Alta Lategan.

Initially the competition consisted of only two sections, namely for Grade 8 to 9 and Grade 10 to11. Approximately 12 years ago a primary school section (Grade 6 to 7) was added. In 2014 more than 4000 learners took part in this event, with entries from all over the country and some even from Namibia.

The aim of the Competition is for students to have FUN whilst doing mathematics. Expose them to interesting problems. Whilst old papers may be a good way to prepare, the best way is for students to do all the problems given by their school teachers and make sure they know their school syllabus well and can think mathematically. Some problems will be based on school work, others will test problem solving skills and some will be in a real world setting involving time, weight, money, etc.

Please E-MAIL Mrs Alta Lategan for an entry form for the UP Competition or download it below. 

Contact persons: 

Dr Annél Smit ([email protected] or 012 - 420 5839)
Mrs Alta Lategan ([email protected] or 012 - 420 2520)
Ms Karin Bothma ([email protected] or 012 - 420 2374)

PLEASE NOTE:  The University of Pretoria owns copyright to all the question papers below. These papers are published on the website under  the Creative Commons Copyright agreement.

Invitation and entry forms for 2019:
Invitation form
Entry form

Invitation and entry forms for 2019 FOR NO FEE SCHOOLS (Proof to be provided in the form of a signed letter from the principal):
Ten free entries are allocated to schools where parents pay no school fees
Invitation form NO FEE SCHOOLS


Previous Papers:

See the links below

Gr 6&7 2014
Gr 8&9 2014
Gr 10&11 2014
Answers 2014

Gr 6&7 2015
Gr 8&9 2015
Gr 10&11 2015
Answers 2015

Gr 6&7 2016
Gr 8&9 2016
Gr10&11 2016
Answers 2016

Gr 6&7 2017
Gr 8&9 2017
Gr10&11 2017
Answers 2017

Gr 6&7 2018
Gr 8&9 2018
Gr10&11 2018
Answers 2018



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