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 both students at home and school 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 competitors 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.
Competitors can log on at any time during each set week. However, completion time is important, because in the case of ties for any of the first three places, the winner will be the student at home and school team that took the least time to complete all three rounds. Calculators are permitted, but not mobile devices. The HSFOL competition has to be completed on-line only, and within the set three weeks. Any variation of this, such as problems with IT etc. are accommodated and scored, but such students at home and teams do not qualify for a prize.
All students will receive a participation certificate, and all place-getters will receive a MAWA place-getter’s certificate with their prize. All team results are listed in the League Tables. The prize vouchers are as follows. For students at home: First Place = $80, Second Place = $50, and Third Place = $30. For school teams: First Place = 4 x $25, Second Place = 4 x $15, and Third Place = 4 x $10.
Schools are encouraged to enter multiple teams at each year level, but only one of each school’s two or more teams in that year level can win a prize.
Schools should only register school teams, while individual students should be registered by parents.
Individual competitions, from Term 3 2020, will see the top three students awarded prizes.
Download the Practice Questions and also try the Online Practice Questions to see what the quiz will be like to Have Sum Fun On Line.
2021 QUIZ DATES
Term 2 Years: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
24 May to 11 June
Term 3 Years: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
09 August to 27 August
Term 4 Years: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
25 October to 12 November
Cost per student at home:
$12 inc GST MAWA Members
$15 inc GST non-MAWA Members
Cost per school team:
$46 inc GST MAWA Members
$59 inc GST non-MAWA Members