THE Lower Tugela Maths Association (LTMA) will host its annual maths relay/challenge on Friday, 19 August. The first round of the maths relay will be written at schools participating in the competition. The relay comprises non-routine problems catering for pupils from Grades three to seven. President of the Lower Tugela Maths Association, Isaac Abraham said, to date more than 20 schools have submitted their entry forms, however due to the disruptions in schooling (due to the poor attendance because of the much-needed rains last month and the elections last week) there are schools who have not submitted their entry forms. Abraham said that an extension will be granted to these schools and all late entry forms must be given to Mr. T. Somduth at Stanger Manor Primary by Monday, 15 August. Abraham said that schools received past question papers and sample questions with memos. “Pupils who are able to solve all questions in the past two years’ papers and all sample questions will be adequately prepared for the first round of the 2016 competition,” said Abraham. Pupils participating in the maths relay must obtain a minimum of 70% in order to qualify for the second round of the competition, scheduled to take place next term. The top 20 achievers in each grade in round two together with their parents and maths teachers will be invited to an awards banquet which will take place at the KwaDukuza Town Hall in November. Abraham added: “Last term the maths association hosted a successful maths Top 20 and Math-a-Move competition at Stanger Heights for pupils from grades four to seven and the top three in each of the games will also be invited to the awards banquet.” A new maths game will be introduced to pupils in September, Abraham added. A workshop will be held to empower teachers on the rules of the game before the game is introduced to pupils and an inter-school competition will be held in October. For more information regarding the maths relay contact Abraham on 079 4280 345.