HSFOL is conducted by the Mathematical Association of Western Australia (MAWA) and is endorsed by the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). It is a maths quiz of NAPLAN-type problems for year-level teams of four students. HSFOL is designed to foster mathematical problem solving for students in Years 3-10 across Australia.
The competition consists of three rounds of 10 questions, where student teams have one hour to complete each round of questions. Each round is accessible on the HSFOL website for one week, and rounds are a week apart.
Teams can log on at any time during each set week and have an hour to complete each round. However, completion time is important, because in the case of ties for any of the first three places, the winner will be the team that took the least time to complete all three rounds.
All team members will receive a participation certificate, emailed to their teacher. All student team winners will receive a MAWA place-getter’s certificate with applicable prizes, and all team results are listed online so that results between teams and between schools can be compared. The top three place-getters are shown in the League Table, and there are prize vouchers for each student in theses three teams: First Place = 4 x $25, Second Place = 4 x $15, and Third Place = 4 x $10.
2020 QUIZ DATES
Term 1 Years: 5 and 6
02 Mar to 20 March
Term 2 Years: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
25 May to 12 June
Term 3 Years: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
10 August to 28 August
Term 4 Years: 7, 8, 9 and 10
19 October to 6 November
For more information visit the official website here.
May vary depending on school, though schools can register mulitple 4-person teams
Registration fee is $58 AUD for non-MAWA members, or $45 AUD for MAWA members
Students will primarily be tested on their academic maths knowledge, but familiarizing themselves with the format and using the provided resources to practice is recommended
There are three rounds, each a week apart
Teacher registration online