Mathématiques sans Frontières is an annual international mathematics competition for S4-S6 schoolchildren, centrally run by the Académie de Strasbourg since 1989. This interclass competition involves a number of mathematical puzzles where one of the puzzles is posed, and must be answered, in a foreign language. Each class should work as a team to tackle the puzzles in the allotted time (90 minutes).
December – January: Schools are invited to register for the competition, and a set of practice questions are emailed to each school.
We welcomed 79 entries from 43 different schools across Scotland (and five entries from one school in England) in 2019. The overall winner was the Grange Academy (Kilmarnock) S5 group who are the first names on the new Mathématiques sans Frontières trophy (see picture of the Grange Academy representatives below). They were also awarded with a school visit from the Happy Puzzle Company.
Teacher Chris Smith with two S5 Grange Academy pupils during the Happy Puzzle Company visit.
The top 10 Teams in the S4 comp were (in alphabetical order):
The top 10 Teams in the S5 comp were (in alphabetical order):
If you’d like to register for the competition, or simply obtain further details, please contact: