Team Maths Regional Review 2024

Team Maths Regional Review 2024

The 2024 Team Maths Quiz has set a new benchmark for the IMTA, witnessing a historic high in participation with a record 357 teams competing. Spanning from Donegal to Kerry, students nationwide joined forces in teams of four, bringing enthusiasm and mathematical prowess to the forefront at various centres across the country.

Structured across eight challenging rounds, the event put students’ knowledge to the test with questions drawn from the Leaving Certificate Higher Level curriculum, encompassing calculus, coordinate geometry, statistics, and complex numbers, among other topics. While the first six rounds consisted of two questions each, the difficulty and intensity increased in the final two rounds, featuring four questions each all to be completed in the six-minute time frame.

Data indicated that the competition’s difficulty curve was well-calibrated, with the latter rounds posing a significant challenge, as reflected by the average scores per round.

However, amidst the intellectual rigor, seven standout teams achieved a flawless score of 20/20, showcasing an exceptional level of acumen and preparation. The seven teams that achieved a perfect score in the competition are PBC C, Oatlands College, Tullamore College, Institute of Education, Institute of Education, Sandford Park School, Wesley College, and St. Michael’s College.

The overall performance was notably strong, with an average score of 12.04 and a standard deviation of 3.5, illustrating a commendable level of proficiency and a healthy range of scores among participants.

The highly anticipated final is set to take place at Maynooth University on April 20th, where the top 37 teams will contend for the distinguished title. This culminating event is not just a competition but a celebration of mathematical talent and the hard work invested by students and teachers alike.

The Team Maths Quiz, through its rigorous competition format, has bolstered the standard of mathematics education and continues to inspire students, cultivating a vibrant community passionate about mathematics. As we approach the final, the event not only promises to spotlight Ireland’s brightest young mathematicians but also sets a rising trajectory for the teaching and learning of mathematics nationwide.