of 10th and 11th formers (or classes
of a similar level in Maths) compete against each other.
A range of
Maths exercises is offered them (12 for the 10th
formers and 15 for the 11th formers).
to one of the exercises must be written in a foreign language.
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.
which takes place in March, is supervised by a teacher from
How to take part
10th or 11th 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.
of classes taking part is limited.
must be sent in by.
- 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.
- interest in Mathematics and foreign languages,
- team work,
- a greater sense of involvement,
- pupil-centred initiatives.
is organised by a group of teachers, headmasters and school
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.
- October: applications are sent in.
The Maths Exercises
offered vary in type and degree of difficulty.
group work and are meant to be tackled by all pupils.
One of the
exercises must be written out in either French, German or
will find something that appeals to his taste and abilities.
For each area
taking part two prize lists are drawn up: one for 10th
formers, the other for 11th formers.
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 prize-giving ceremony.
A few prizes
are set aside for the drawing of lots.