The competition is organised by the Further Mathematics Support Programme and is free to schools/colleges registered with the FMSP. Schools can register with the FMSP at any time by going to Registration.
The students said:
"The Bursts of Four round was really challenging - it was great!"
"I really enjoyed learning new maths"
"The practical round was fun and interesting"
The Year 10 Maths Feast is an enjoyable and challenging team competition testing mathematical, team-working and communication skills. Each year the format of the competition changes slightly so that the rounds remain interesting and exciting.
There are no heats or finals so participants can take the materials back to their schools and use them for other students in their classes to enrich and extend their learning. Perhaps the best way of using these materials is to ask participating students to run the rounds with their classes!
As the structure of some of the rounds within each competition changes each year, there will be additional material on the website to help prepare students, providing a guide to the standard of the mathematics and the sort of problems they might face. However teams will be expected to work together to solve new problems – so there may be surprises!
The Maths Feast is organised on a regional basis with over 70 events taking place across England in February and March.
Each team consists of four students in Year 10 working together on a set of problems. They must be accompanied by a member of staff, whose role is to supervise a team from a different school and mark rounds with the answers provided.
There are several rounds requiring different skills and strategies for success.
- Each event lasts approximately 2-3 hours. This may vary slightly between venues
- Students are encouraged to work as a team or in pairs and only occasionally as individuals
- Questions include both recreational mathematics and some of a more traditional nature
- Calculators and equipment such as rulers and protractors are not permitted
- There are five rounds in the Maths Feast and awards will be given for best teamwork and the winning team of each round.
We have designed the Maths Feast to support in developing their problem solving skills. For this reason, we are not giving details of the courses although practice materials are available to schools to use if they wish. The most important skills we want students to demonstrate in the Feast are those of teamwork, communication, reacting positively to a new situation and applying previous knowledge to solve problems – Good Luck and Bon Appetite!
The Summer Snacks Competition & local y10 in-house events
Some schools want to run a competition within their own school using Maths Feast materials. We will make each year's materials available to schools who wish to do this in the summer term for use with year 9's or with y10's in the autumn term.
Entries will open in the Autumn. Once entries have opened, a link will be available on this website
For past competition material please visit Year 10 past materials