## 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 a school round where multiple choice brain teasers are answered within a 40 minute period. Based on results, students are invited to a regional final. Michael retiring from running the event this year and we thank him most sincerely for all he has done in operating this brilliant competition for over 25 years.

Questions from 2011 – 2021 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 Gaeilge version):

The **2021 competition** was undertaken online and run as a regional round and final. 207 schools from across the country registered and a total of 6306 students responded. This year also marks the first time that questions were available through Irish and a total of 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.