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The Young Mathematical Story Author 2021

The international competition set up to encourage young mathematics learners is back!

Since its launch in 2019, the Young Mathematical Story Author (YMSA) competition has become an annual international writing competition for young mathematics learners from around the world. Last year, 329 students from 50 schools across 10 countries have submitted their mathematical story picture books.

YMSA is organised by MathsThroughStories.org, a non-profit and research-based initiative set up by Dr. Natthapoj Vincent Trakulphadetkrai, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Reading.

Dr. Trakulphadetkrai says:

“What truly unique about this competition is the focus on writing stories with an explicit mathematical focus. Specifically, the competition is set up to encourage young mathematics learners (8-15 years old) from around the world to embed their mathematics learning in a meaningful and engaging context through creating their own mathematical story picture book.”

Join in the competition by encouraging maths students in your school to create a story.

The winner in each of the two entry categories will receive an award of £100, and their school will also receive £100. The winner will also have their own profile, their school’s profile and their winning entry featured on the MathsThroughStories.org website.

The closing date for entries is Friday 26 March 2021.

Full details of the competition are available on the website >>

Best of luck to all those that apply!