Melbourne University Mathematics and Statistics Society

SMO 2018
Calling all budding high school mathematicans it's SMO Time !

When: Sun. 19 August 2018 (UniMelb Open day), 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (registration starts 11:30)

Registration is open,

Where: JH Mitchell Theatre, Peter Hall Building, University of Melbourne

In the School Maths Olympics (SMO), teams of students from secondary schools compete in an exciting and fast-moving event that combines physical and intellectual elements, in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. The problems are based more on lateral thinking than manual calculation, and require no knowledge of mathematics above Year 10 level. As such, a high school student of any year level with a talent for problem solving is suitable for this competition. Further information may be found at:

Prizes will be awarded to the highest scoring teams, who will also be invited to lunch with the organisers and helpers. It is not necessary for students to wear school uniform.

Please note: team places are strictly limited and due to overwhelming demand we must impose a strict limit of one team per school. Schools wishing to send more than one team may indicate their preference to do so on the event form, and in the event that places are still available after the closing date, those schools will be invited to register another team. If you have any problems or questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email.

We look forward to seeing you all at the event

2017/18 AGM News

On August 30th 2017, we held our AGM and with great pleasure I can introduce our 2017/18 Committee

President: Emma Arrigo 
Secretary: Madeleine Johnson
Treasurer: Vanessa Thompkins
Education Officer:  Emma Fazzino
Publicity Officer: Ivy Weng

Paradox Editor:  Samoil Jovanoski
Undergrad Reps:  Anne- Aelis Perferment, Billy Price, Elizabeth Ivory, Matt Walker, Yan Hong Toh
Postgrad Reps: Albert Zhang, Andrew Elvey Price, Giles Adam




2017 SMO Results


2017 School Math Olympics was held on August 20th at JH Mitchell Theatre, Peter Hall, Univeristy of Melbourne. We had 26 teams from high schools across Victoria. We had a record breaking number of points for first place, Trinity Grammar's Trinity Pentominoes with 1010 point!

Well done to all the teams!

Thank you to everyone who came out, the students, teachers and parents.

Here are the results :

Place Team Name School Points
1 Trinity Pentominoes Trinity Grammar 1010
2 Natural Logarithms Caulfield Grammar 970
3 Pegsponential Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School 900
4 IMO Question 3 Scotch 840
5 Trivial Caulfield Grammar 770
6 No Solution Aussie Home Education 
7 Token University High 690
8 Wakehan Up to Maths Geelong Grammar 670
8 Drunk Derivers McKinnon Secondary College 670
10 Cardboard Boxes Boxhill High 660
11 Competition Incompleteness Theorem Strathmore Secondary College 630
12 1/cos(c) Suzanne Cory High School


12 Unnatural Logarithms Caulfield Grammar 610
14 Integirls MacRob 590
15 Big Band Theory Fintona Girls 510
16 Trinity German-Shepards Trinity College 500
17 Undefined Brentwood Secondary College 480
18 The sum of all natural numbers St Michaels Grammar School 470
18 The Pelicans Goulburn Valley Grammar School 470
20 666 Aussie Home Education 440
21 Secret Maths Society Tintern Grammar 420
22 Mersenne's Primes Alkira Secondary College 350
23 RuPo Salesian College 330
24 AGS Force Alphington  Grammar 210
25 Tangent 90 Aussie Home Education 190
26 JOEYS Mt St Joseph 170
Puzzle Hunt Announcement

Regretfully, MUMS is unable to run a Puzzlehunt this year. Being such an exciting staple of our calendar for many years, this is a painful but necessary decision.

We hope it will be back up and running in 2018.

Look out for more details next year

Contact Us

You can contact MUMS in a variety of ways...

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Phone: (03) 8344 4021

Post: MUMS, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, Parkville Vic 3010

Visit: Room G24, Peter Hall Building, University of Melbourne, 3010


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MUMS Committee

Welcome Back to 2017!

Welcome to MUMS 2017!

MUMS has exciting plans for you all this year, with the usual events and some new ones.

We hope you can join us throughout the year to celebrate all things maths and stats


A friendly welcome to all starting at the University of Melbourne this year!

To be notified of our events during the semester, subscribe to our mailing list and/or join the Facebook group using the links in the post below!

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Also, our Instagram is great too!


What is MUMS?

The Melbourne University Mathematics and Statistics Society, also known as MUMS, was formed to represent maths and stats students at Melbourne University. We welcome anyone else with an interest in maths or stats. We organise a variety of activities, including seminars, trivia competitions, barbecues and of course the annual Puzzle Hunt and Maths Olympics. We also put out our magazine Paradox at regular intervals.

If you wish to be notified of our events by email, please subscribe to our mailing list.

MUMS has a room in the Peter Hall Building (the home of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics). It is located on the ground floor, opposite the main reception. This room is mainly used socially, and all are welcome to stop by. The MUMS noticeboard is directly outside the room, and lists our upcoming events and seminars.

MUMS is affiliated to the University of Melbourne Student Union. Support from UMSU and from the Department is gratefully acknowledged.

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