Posted by: Alexandre Borovik | September 27, 2010

Maths Battles

From a Loughborough University website:

“Maths Battle”  is a simplified version of the Russian “Матбой”. The pupils are given ten problems to solve on their own for about an hour (see a sample list). Then they are split into two teams and given some time in different rooms to discuss their solutions and the strategy of the battle. They also choose a captain. The battle begins with the “Duel” in which the two captains are presented with a small puzzle to solve. The winning captain starts the battle which consists of challenging the opposite team to solve a particular problem. The details of the rules can be found here.

For more information about the Maths Battles contact Professor Alexander Veselov in the Maths Department.

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