Peter’s Problem 2023

Peter’s Problem 2023

In association with the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association and Engineers Ireland

  1. Peters Problem currently consists of over 20 questions to be completed by students under the direction of their teacher. Links to previous years’ problems and solutions may be found on the IMTA website .
  2. In early January, the text of the competition is sent on line to all teachers who have requested it. Teachers are not obligated to participate on receipt of the questions.

All entries must be completed and submitted by the end of Engineers Week, 10th March 2023.

  1. The solution to the problem should be the work of an individual or small group of students (max 3) from Transition Year. The teacher should be there to supervise the work of the student and the completed work should be the work of the student or students in a group. The questions are mainly problems and may require access to the internet for information.
  2. All entries should be submitted only by the teacher.
  3. Peter’s Problem is an approved activity for Engineers Week 2023. All participating schools should register their entry with where they will be included in a draw for schools that are actively participating in Engineers Week activities. Information re school-based activities of the week will be forwarded to you through our email address – your details will not be made available to others, including EI.
  4. The winning entry will be presented with cash prizes as follows:

An individual winner will receive €400, a group winner will share €600, and the winners’ teacher receives €100

All prizes are sponsored by the IMTA Council.

  1. As the competition is circulated on line, there is no entry fee.
  2. Certificates of participation are emailed to all schools to reflect students’ efforts for inclusion in their end of year folders

We hope that you will include the challenge in this year’s TY programme in your school.

To register for Peter’s Problem 2023, email

Neil Hallinan and Dominic Guinan