Games Days

Registrations for the 2022 MAV Games Days opened on the 2nd May 2022

Members: Please check your email or contact the MAV Office for your discount code.


What better way to enhance your students’ interdisciplinary skills than with a games day?

A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to:

  • develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile
  • work with like-minded students from a diverse range of schools
  • participate in mathematical activities without the usual class room pressures
  • win prizes and rewards
  • get excited about maths!

Maths Games Days are a very effective vehicle for getting young people – particularly in the middle years of schooling – enthused about maths. Problem solving and mathematical games address the Victorian Curriculum proficiency strands.

Teams of 4 students (maximum 2 teams per school) compete for a variety of prizes including individual prizes for creativity, contribution to group work, and lucky door prizes. The participants are drawn from those who have a keen interest in mathematics and who can operate as a team. Lateral thinking wins the day.

Teachers also have an opportunity to meet colleagues from other schools, attend a professional learning activity and to inspect displays of teaching resources.

Maths Games Days are organised and run by host schools and supported by the MAV.

Venues and dates for the 2022 Mathematics Games Days are below.

Cost per team:

MAV Members $50 (discount coupons have been emailed to all members, please contact MAV Office of you do not have your code, refunds will not be provided after registration if codes are not applied.)

Non Members $62.50

Year level Date Venue
Year 3 Friday 5th August 

Derrimut Primary School, Derrimut 

At capacity, waiting list open

Year 4 Friday 19th August 

Lowther Hall, Essendon 

At capacity, waiting list open

Year 5  Thursday 28th July

St Patrick's Catholic Parish Primary School, Mentone 

At capacity, waiting list open

Year 5 Friday 29th July

PEGS, Essendon

 At capacity, waiting list open

Year 6 Friday 9th September  Genazzno, Kew
Year 7 Monday 29th August Overnewton Anglican College, Keilor
Year 8 Wednesday 24th August  PEGS, Keilor East 
Year 9  Monday 8th August  Southern Cross Grammar, Caroline Springs
Year 10 Wednesday 31st August Trinity Grammar, Kew 
Year 11 & 12 Friday 19th August RMIT, Melbourne

Year 8 & 9 


Wednesday 10th August Federation University, Gippsland

MAV is interested in promoting a state and a nation-wide competition and would like to hear from schools, particularly in country regions, who are considering running a games day either within their own school or for the region. Please contact Jennifer Bowden.