Junior maths whizzes will compete for more than $3500 in prizes in an annual maths Olympiad hosted by The University of Western Australia.
UWA and the Western Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee (WAMOC) have launched this year's hunt for the most gifted Year 8 and Year 9 mathematics students to compete in the West Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO).
Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger, from UWA's School of Mathematics and Statistics, organises the competition for WA schools which this year takes place at UWA on Saturday 2 November.
Now in its eighth year, the calculator-free competition challenges students to solve a series of individual and team-based mathematical problems using sheer brain power.
WA high schools - both public and independent - are encouraged to enter a team of four students to compete for their school. The entry charge per students is $8, and registration forms must be in by 25 October.
Prizes will be awarded for the winning teams and the best individual entries. The best performing students will be invited to attend some of the 2014 Mathematics Olympiad Problem-Solving Programmes.
WAJO is organised with the backing of WAMOC, associated with the Australian Mathematics Trust which runs the Australian Mathematics Competitions and the Australian Mathematics Olympiad.
For more information and registration details, visit WA Junior Mathematics Olympiad.