Victorian Maths Talent Quest 2018

MTQ Registration has now closed. Please contact the MAV office 9380 2399 if you require assistance or email Jacqui Diamond.


The Mathematical Association of Victoria is pleased to announce the opening of the 2018 Maths Talent Quest (MTQ). MTQ is an annual activity aimed at promoting interest in mathematics and fostering positive attitudes amongst students, teachers and parents. The focus of the MTQ is on the process of mathematical investigations and relating mathematics to everyday life.

Who can enter?

Entry is open to individuals, small groups or classes from Prep – 12 and are categorised into year levels from Prep to Year 9 with a combined year 10 -12 level.

Each school can entry up to 6 entries per level per category.

State level prizes are awarded to individual, group and class entries with Credit and Encouragement receivers award certificates and Distinction and High Distinction receiving a gift voucher and certificate. Awards will be given out at our MTQ Awards Ceremony to be held on Thursday 18 October 2018 at La Trobe University. Certain winners will also qualify for the National Maths Talent Quest where winners will also be announced at the MTQ Awards Ceremony.

For professional learning, judging rubric feedback or general enquiries please contact Jennifer Bowden at

 If you are interested in becoming a MTQ sponsor please contact

Key Dates 2018

Registration opens

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Registration closes

 Monday 23 July 2018

Delivery of entries  Wednesday 22 August 2018
Judging Thursday 23 August - Tuesday 28 August 2018
Display of entries Wednesday 29 August 2018 (Morning)
Entry Pick Up Wednesday 29 August 2018 (Afternoon) and Thursday 30 August 2018 (2pm deadline)
Award Ceremony Thursday 18 October 2018

All Victoria and Tasmanian students from the Early Years to Year 12 can enter the Maths Talent Quest.  The best of these entries will then be entered into the National Maths Talent Quest.

This website is updated often with information for teachers and students to assist in your knowledge of the MTQ so please check back here regularly. 

- 2018 Student Information

- 2018 Answering Your Questions

- 2018 MTQ Information

- 2018 State Judging Rubric

- 2018 State Participant Certificate

- 2018 National Judging Rubric

-  2017 National Winners

- 2017 State Award High Distinction and Distinction Winners

- 100 Inspiring MTQ Titles

Please click on the following images to download MTQ PowerPoint presentations:

2018 MTQ State  2018 MTQ investigation

 Some important information and changes to the MTQ:

  • Check the MAV website regularly for updates.
  • Registration will open in Term 2 and will be available on the MAV website.
  • You are required to complete your school judging and select entries to send to the state judging BEFORE you register on the MAV website.
  • Schools can enter a maximum of six entries per category per year level.
  • It is compulsory for each metropolitan school to provide a minimum of two hours judging. Where schools have more than five entries, an extra two hours of judging must be provided for every five extra entries. Regional schools are also encouraged to participate in judging.
  • All participating students will receive a certificate.
  • Winning students will receive a certificate and book voucher – no cash prizes will be given



MTQ Cost Structure 2018

Number of entries per category per year level (max 6) Fee per year level - MAV Members (incl. GST) Fee per year level - Non-Members (incl. GST)
1 $35.00 $43.75
2 $70.00 $87.50
3 $105.00 $131.25
4 $140.00 $175.00
5 $175.00 $218.75
6 $210.00 $262.50


National Maths Talent Quest

The National Maths Talent Quest accepts the top entries from states and territories across Australia. For those states that don’t have a local competition, schools are welcome to enter their student’s investigations through the Mathematical Association of Victoria’s competition.

Pathways to the National Maths Talent Quest


New South Wales – The Mathematical Association of New South Wales Competition Investigating With Maths

Queensland – The Science Teacher’s Association of Queensland’s Queensland Science Contest (Mathematics Category)

Western Australia – The Mathematical Association of Western Australian Maths Talent Quest

South Australia – Mathematical Association of South Australia Enrichment Project

All other states and territories (ACT, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory) are welcome to enter through the Mathematical Association of Victoria’s Competition.

For enquiries about the National Maths Talent Quest please email or , or contact the MAV Office 03 9380 2399.

MTQ Rubric 2018

2018 Judging Information

How to get there2018


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