Games Days

Registrations for the 2023 MAV Games Days will open on the 1st May 2023

Download the 2023 Games day flier here.

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 4th August 

Derrimut Primary School, Derrimut 

Year 4 Friday 28th July

Lowther Hall, Essendon 

Year 5  Thursday 10th August

St Patrick's Catholic Parish Primary School, Mentone 

Year 5 Friday 11th August

PEGS, Essendon

Year 6 Friday 8th September 

Genazzno, Kew

Year 6  Friday 8th September 

Lumen Christi, Point Cook 

Year 7 Monday 28th August 

Strathcona Girls Grammar, Canterbury 

Year 7 Monday 28th August

Overnewton Anglican College, Keilor 

Year 8 Wednesday 23rd  August 

PEGS, Keilor East 

Year 9  TBA

St Albans Secondary College

Year 10 Wednesday 30th August

Trinity Grammar, Kew 

Year 11 & 12 Wednesday 26th July 

RMIT, Melbourne

Teams who cancel their booking before the closing date for registrations will receive a refund less a $20 administration fee. All cancellations MUST be in writing. Cancellations after the close of registrations are not eligible for a refund. Please email the MAV to if you wish to cancel, not the host school.

MAV is interested in promoting further competitions 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.