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Operating Procedures



What is MathsMind?

MathsMind is an annual junior mathematical competition.
Schools in the wider Bay of Plenty Region are invited to send teams of Year 9 and Year 10 students.

The Year 10 contest starts first, followed by the year 9 event. The Year 9s learn how the contest works by watching the Year 10 teams who have done it the previous year (well, that's the theory).  Each team has 20 problems to solve in the allocated 45 minutes. With 5 points being awarded for each correct answer, the winners are the teams with the highest number of points. In the event of a tie, time becomes the deciding factor.

Each team has four members. One is appointed the 'runner' and has the task of taking written answers to the nearest judge. The judge will either record a correct answer, else hand the question back and request the team has another attemt to obtain the correct answer.

There is a lot of activity and a lot of noise.