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scienceXart: spot the maths

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Can you think creatively and spot the maths that is all around you? You might notice maths on your way to school or around your house, or even make your own maths-themed art.

Once you have spotted some maths, take a photo and explain the maths you have found in 240 characters. Entries will be judged based on creativity, mathematical merit and demonstration of impact through the image and description.

The winning photographer in each category will receive a prize pack and a prize for their whole class! Second place photographers will receive a classroom prize pack. There is also a special prize for photographs showcasing statistics.

The Australian Academy of Science’s National Committee for Mathematical Sciences is hosting this photography competition for school-aged students, scienceXart: spot the maths, to recognise mathematics and its prominence in science and society. This initiative is part of the Academy’s celebration of the International Mathematical Union’s Centennial held in collaboration with  and supported by the Australian Mathematical Society and the Statistical Society of Australia.

This competition has been tailored to align with Australian curriculum learning outcomes, making it a great opportunity for learning at home or as part of an in-class project. A classroom resource on how to spot maths and ideas on how to write the description can be found here.

To find out more and to submit your scienceXart: spot the maths entry, head here.