The Junior Mathematics Competition is held annually for First Year Students
The competition was developed and organised by Michael Moynihan and has been running since 1994. It consists of multiple choice brain teasers answered within a 40 minute period. Since 2021 the competition has been run online and available in both English and as Gaeilge.
Questions from 2011 – 2022 are now available in Microsoft Forms and Google Forms and can be found here
A sample quiz to practice with your students can be found below (English and as Gaeilge version):
The 2021 competition was undertaken online and a total of 6306 entries from 125 schools were received. 226 students from 7 schools completed the competition through Irish. A total of 58 students achieved over 75%, and one student Kai Seino from Mercy Secondary School in Mounthawk, Tralee achieved 100%. Through the kind generosity of Microsoft Ireland, Kai Seino was awarded with a Microsoft Surface Pro for his outstanding efforts. Kai was presented with his prize in April 2021.
The 2022 competition was again undertaken online and a total of 15,520 entries from 225 schools were received. This represented 30% of all Secondary Schools in Ireland. 274 students from 13 schools completed the competition through Irish. A total of 69 students achieved over 90% and were awarded IMTA trophies, and of those 33 achieved 100%.
Two schools, Scoil Mhuire College Cork and Sandymount Park ETSS were awarded Folens Homework Space accounts for all of their First Year students. Five schools were awarded Prim-Ed Maths Box: Box 6 valued at €225 each.