Short Problem-Solving Competition

In this short problem-solving competition, teams race to solve 20 questions. You will face 4 rounds of questions, with 5 questions per round.

The competition is organised by the Melbourne University Mathematics and Statistics Student Society (MUMS).

Maths level

The short problem-solving competition is suitable for all Year 11 and 12 mathematics students.


  • You can have three or four people per team
  • Student teams compete against other student teams
  • Teachers can also form teams to compete against other teachers
  • No mixed student/teacher teams are allowed.


Prizes will be awarded to the top three student teams and the top teachers’ team.

Winning teams will receive movie passes and certificates. The movie passes will be given out at the end of the competition. Certificates will be delivered to schools during term 3.

A letter with the final results and the solutions of the Short problem-solving competition will be sent to all schools in term 3.

Students who don't participate in the short problem solving competition can participate in the MIT Challenge.