Maths Talent Quest

MAV MTQ Maths Talent Quest, Communicate, Work like a mathematician, Collaborate and Investigate

The Maths Talent Quest is a great way to support student’s numeracy development as they engage in mathematical investigations.


In 2021 we will continue will a digital format and online judging system. This will ensure your students can still be involved in MTQ without requiring contact at judging.

Please address any questions to Jen Bowden after reading the information on this website!

State-wide judging

  • This will be limited to six entries, per category, per year level per school.
  • All entries must be entered in digital format.
  • Entries will be at a cost of $35 for members, $42.50 for non-members.
  • Judging will be online.


MTQ is an annual activity aimed at promoting interest in mathematics and fostering positive attitudes amongst students, teachers and parents. The focus of the MTQ is on the process of mathematical investigations and relating mathematics to everyday life.

State-wide Judging

  • Six investigations from each category in each year level in each school can be entered for judging at the Mathematical Association of Victoria for State-wide judging.
  • The cost will be $35 per entry for member schools and $42.50 for non-member schools.
  • Registrations for State-wide judging opens Monday 19 April and close Monday 26 July. No late registrations will be accepted.
  • Refunds will only be accepted prior to Monday 26 July (less 50% of entry fee per entry). Please provide your cancellation in writing and include any documentation already sent out. Strictly no refunds will be accepted after this date.
  • Schools will be notified of results and if their entries will be sent to the National Judging by Friday 3 September.

Please address any questions to Jen Bowden


MTQ Opens

Your students can start working on investigations at anytime in 2021!

Registration of State-wide MTQ

Registration opens Monday 19 April and close Wednesday 28th July, 2021.

Online delivery for State-wide MTQ

Monday 16th August, 2021 before 5pm.

State Judging

Online judging will take place from 16-29 August 2021.

Virtual National and State Award Ceremony

21 October, 2021

All Victorian and Tasmanian students from the early years to Year 12 can enter the Maths Talent Quest, through there school. One entry per category can then be entered for National Contention judging.

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. 


  • Check the MAV website regularly for updates.
  • There will be no cost for students to enter at a school level.
  • All participating students will receive a certificate. Templates will be sent to schools.
  • School may enter six entries per year level and category for the State-Wide MTQ.


The National Mathematics Talent Quest accepts one top entry for each category from states and territories across Australia. For those states that do not have a local competition, schools are welcome to enter their student’s investigations through the Mathematical Association of Victoria’s competition. In 2021, the Maths Association of Western Australia will host national judging.


All other states and territories (ACT, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory) are welcome to enter through the Mathematical Association of Victoria’s Competition.

For enquiries about the National Maths Talent Quest please email Jen Bowden.

Maths Talent Quest Examples

MTQ Exemplar

Foundation Individual

MTQ Exemplar

Year 1 Individual

MTQ Exemplar

Year 2 Individual

MTQ Exemplar

Year 3 Individual

MTQ Exemplar

Year 4 Individual

MTQ Exemplar

Year 5 Group

MTQ Exemplar

Year 6 Individual

MTQ Exemplar

Year 7 Individual

MTQ Exemplar

Year 8 Group

MTQ Exemplar

Year 9 Individual