Victorian Maths Talent Quest 2016 

MTQ Registration is now open. Register here!

 Dates for the 2016 State and National Maths Talent Quest are below.

For professional learning, judging rubric feedback or general enquiries please contact Jennifer Bowden at

Please click here to register as a judge if your school is not participating in the 2016 MTQ

Key Dates 2016

Registration opens

Monday 11 April 2016

Registration closes

Friday 22 July 2016

Delivery of entries  Wednesday 10 August 2016
Judging Thursday 11 August - Tuesday 16 August 2016
Display of entries Wednesday 17 August 2016 (Morning)
Entry Pick Up Wednesday 17August 2016 (Afternoon) and Thurday 18 August 2016 (2pm deadline)
Award Ceremony Thursday 20 October 2016

All Victorian students from the Early Years to Year 12 can enter the Maths Talent Quest.  The best of these entries will then be entered into the National Maths Talent Quest.

This website is updated often with information for teachers and students to assist in your knowledge of the MTQ so please check back here regularly. 

- 2016 Student Information

- 2016 Answering Your Questions

- 2016 MTQ Information

- 2016 Judging Rubric (Please note this has been updated)

Please click on the following images to download MTQ PowerPoint presentations:

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 Some important information and changes to the MTQ for 2016:

  • Check the MAV website regularly for updates.
  • Registration will open in Term 2 and will be available on the MAV website.
  • You are required to complete your school judging and select entries to send to the state judging BEFORE you register on the MAV website.
  • Schools can enter a maximum of eight entries per year level.
  • It is compulsory for each metropolitan school to provide a minimum of two hours judging. Where schools have more than five entries, an extra two hours of judging must be provided for every five extra entries. Regional schools are also encouraged to participate in judging.
  • All participating students will receive a certificate.
  • Winning students will receive a certificate and book voucher – no cash prizes will be given



MTQ Cost Structure

Number of entries per year level (max 8) Fee per year level - MAV Members (incl. GST) Fee per year level - Non-Members (incl. GST)
1 $30.00 $37.50
2 $60.00 $75.00
3 $90.00 $112.50
4 $120.00 $150.00
5 $150.00 $187.50
6 $180.00 $225.00
7 $210.00 $262.50
8 $240.00 $300.00


National Maths Talent Quest

The National Maths Talent Quest accepts the top entries from states and territories across Australia. For those states that don’t have a local competition, schools are welcome to enter their student’s investigations through the Mathematical Association of Victoria’s competition.

Pathways to the National Maths Talent Quest

New South Wales – The Mathematical Association of New South Wales Competition Investigating With Maths-

Queensland – The Science Teacher’s Association of Queensland’s Queensland Science Contest (Mathematics Category)

All other states and territories are welcome to enter through the Mathematical Association of Victoria’s Competition

(This includes Canberra, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.)

For enquires about the National Maths Talent Quest please email Jen Bowden or Julie Allen, or contact the office 03 9380 2399.


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Peter Batchelor

Peter is the Webmaster of the Mathematical Association of Victoria. A long, long time ago he was a Primary teacher and then taught computer subjects and Mathematics to Year 10 before becoming a lecturer at RMIT and then working with subject associations to develop their web presence.

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