In September 2010, Sule College hosted one of the most interesting mathematics competitions held in NSW. It was named as Maths Cup. Teams of 165 year 6 students from different schools all around Sydney competed with each other to be the winner of the first ever Maths Cup. A number of 249 participants in 2011 meant Maths Cup was quickly becoming a tradition.
In the words of organisers Maths Cup promised to be an electrifying competition which would redefine how students experience Maths. It is designed to encourage a greater student interest in mathematics, to put the fun back into functions, to create a desire to solve challenging puzzles, and to foster a burgeoning joy within students for problem solving and teamwork.
Maths Cup is a competition of its own. It combines all elements of maths with fun and produces an exciting and challenging competition.
Maths Cup in words of teachers and students:
“One of my students thanked me for letting her attend. She described it as wonderful experience to me that sums it up. The students were highly motivated and challenged by the activities.”
“One of the best tournaments I’ve been to.”
“Can I do it again?”