MAV Maths Games Day activities at Overnewton College, 2015What better way to enhance your students’ interdisciplinary skills than with a games day?

A Maths Games Day is an opportunity for students to:

  • develop their mathematical talents and thinking skills in a setting where maths is regarded as fun and worthwhile
  • work with like-minded students from a diverse range of schools
  • participate in mathematical activities without the usual class room pressures
  • win prizes and rewards
  • get excited about maths!

Maths Games Days are a very effective vehicle for getting young people – particularly in the middle years of schooling – enthused about maths. Problem solving and mathematical games address the Victorian Curriculum proficiency strands.

Teams of 4 students (maximum 2 teams per school) compete for a variety of prizes including individual prizes for creativity, contribution to group work, and lucky door prizes. The participants are drawn from those who have a keen interest in mathematics and who can operate as a team. Lateral thinking wins the day.

Teachers also have an opportunity to meet colleagues from other schools, attend a professional learning activity and to inspect displays of teaching resources.

Maths Games Days are organised and run by host schools and supported by the MAV.

Cost per team:

  • MAV Members $50 (discount coupons have been emailed to all members)
  • Non Members $62.50

MAV is interested in promoting a state and a nation-wide competition and would like to hear from schools, particularly in country regions, who are considering running a games day either within their own school or for the region. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Register for the 2022 Student Games Days

Event Event Date Capacity Registered Remaining Register
Year 3 Maths Games Day 05/08/2022 10:00 am 24 24 0
Year 4 Maths Games Day 19/08/2022 10:00 am 30 30 0
Year 5 Maths Games Day - Essendon 29/07/2022 10:00 am 30 30 0
Year 5 Maths Games Day - Mentone 28/07/2022 10:00 am 18 18 0
Year 6 Maths Games Day 09/09/2022 10:00 am 56 50 6
Year 7 Maths Games Day 29/08/2022 9:30 am 50 38 12
Year 8 Maths Games Day 24/08/2022 10:15 am 125 36 89
Years 8 and 9 Maths Games Day, Federation University, Churchill 10/08/2022 9:30 am 30 4 26
Year 9 Maths Games Day 08/08/2022 10:00 am 60 45 15
Year 10 Maths Games Day 31/08/2022 10:00 am 67 29 38
Year 11-12 Maths Games Day 19/08/2022 10:00 am 30 22 8