The Competition
Complete classes
of 10^{th} and 11^{th} formers (or classes
of a similar level in Maths) compete against each other.
A range of
Maths exercises is offered them (12 for the 10^{th}
formers and 15 for the 11^{th} formers).
The answer
to one of the exercises must be written in a foreign language.
The pupils
of the class have two hours in which to find the answers to
the questions set.
They are expected
to work together on the exercises and must hand in one answer
sheet for each exercises.
The competition,
which takes place in March, is supervised by a teacher from
another school.
How to take part
Only complete
10^{th} or 11^{th} year classes (or their
equivalents) may apply.
This year the
competition will be open to state run or private schools
in the areas shown on the map.
In order to
take part classes must first have obtained the consent of
their Maths teachers and their school administration.
The number
of classes taking part is limited.
Applications
must be sent in by.
Objectives
Lifting of
barriers between:
 Frances and neighbouring countries,
 the different schools, local firms and local authorities,
 Mathematics and modern languages,
 middle and upper schools,
 pupils of the same class.
To promote:
 interest in Mathematics and foreign languages,
 team work,
 a greater sense of involvement,
 pupilcentred initiatives.
The Organiser
The competition
is organised by a group of teachers, headmasters and school
inspectors.
The organisers
are empowered to modify the regulations should the need arise.
They have created
a cultural and scientific association which goes by the name
of MATHEMATIQUES SANS FRONTIERES.
Timetable
September
 October: applications are sent in.
December: mock
competition.
March: official
competition.
May: prizegiving.
The Maths Exercises
The exercises
offered vary in type and degree of difficulty.
They encourage
group work and are meant to be tackled by all pupils.
One of the
exercises must be written out in either French, German or
Spanish.
Every pupil
will find something that appeals to his taste and abilities.
Prizes
For each area
taking part two prize lists are drawn up: one for 10^{th}
formers, the other for 11^{th} formers.
Prizes are
shared out amongst all the participants of a winning class
(eg. trip, concert, show etc...)
All the pupils
of a winning class, their teachers, local dignitaries, sponsors
and the press are invited to the prizegiving ceremony.
A few prizes
are set aside for the drawing of lots.
