Every two years, the School of Mathematics and Statistics holds a free one-day fair at the University of Melbourne. Students in years 11 and 12 and their teachers are invited to participate in a series of competitions, talks and workshops.

Real World Maths in Action aims to:

  • Promote the importance and broad applications of mathematics and problem-solving skills
  • Raise awareness of career opportunities for mathematics and statistics graduates.

All participants attend the Mathematicians Exposed talks in the morning and afternoon sessions.

In the middle session, students choose to participate in either the Mathematics in Industry and Technology Challenge or a Short Problem-Solving Competition.


Teachers can register a team of students to represent their high school. Places are limited.

Registrations are currently closed


Dr Christine Mangelsdorf

School of Mathematics and Statistics

University of Melbourne

+61 3 8344 5550