After the successful completion of Math Challenge ’18, DAWN and EDeQUAL are now organising the second edition of this competition, which is slated to be held between November 2018 and February 2019.

Math Challenge 2019 is a nation-wide, team-based, inter-school competition that will test the mathematical reasoning and analytical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers in Pakistan.

Students in grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 will have the opportunity to demonstrate their intellectual, analytical and problem-solving skills using math.

The competition aims to:

· Strengthen the mathematical reasoning and analytical capabilities of the next generation of problem solvers in Pakistan

· Foster a love of mathematics, and

· Identify and celebrate Math talent


The competition will attract participation from schools across Pakistan. The inter-school competition rounds will be held in three regional hubs:

South: Karachi

Central: Lahore

North: Islamabad

Students will be divided into three groups.

· Group 1: class 5 and 6

· Group 2: class 7 and 8

· Group 3: class 9 and 10

The competition for each group will be conducted separately, and will be spread across 4 rounds:

1. The School Round will be conducted at the computer lab of each participating school, and will entail students taking an online quiz. Their scores will be shared with the school, from highest to lowest. These scores can be used by each school to determine which students should represent them in the subsequent rounds of the competition.

2. The Preliminary Round will be conducted at an external venue in each region, bringing together competing teams from each school. The top school teams, based on their scores in this round, will progress to the Regional Round.

3. Regional Round will bring together the best teams from each region, who will compete to become the regional winners. The top teams across all three regions will proceed to the Final Round.

4. Final Round will be held in Karachi, and the regional winners and other high-scoring teams will compete to become Pakistan’s Math Champions. Winning teams and runners-up will be awarded exciting prizes and be recognised nationally via coverage and advertisements in DAWN.


Schools must register by May 28, 2018 for the competition by completing the Online Registration Form and sending the school registration fee (starting at Rs 3,300) to our offices. Once registered, schools will have until September 17, 2018 to finalise the number of students from their school who will participate in Math Challenge 2019, and send the total student participation fees. Any adjustments, if necessary, to the fee will be made at the time of student registration.

Schools may register to compete in Group 1, Group 2 or Group 3; they can choose to compete in any or all these groups. There is no limitation regarding the maximum number of students that a school can register in each group.


The cost to compete in Math Challenge consists of a School Registration Fee and a Per Student Participation Fee:


No. of Students



10 – 24

Rs. 3,300/-

Rs. 300/-

25 – 49

Rs. 2,000/-

Rs. 300/-

50 – 74

Rs. 1,000/-

Rs. 300/-

75 – 99


Rs. 250/-

100 – 149


Rs. 200/-

150 +


Rs. 150/-


The greater the number of students you register from your school, the lower the fee, which will even be waived in certain instances.

Schools that wish to register should inform their students and their parents, and encourage them to participate. Math Challenge will provide posters that can be placed within the school premises, and informational flyers that can be sent to parents.


· A unique username and password to access Math Challenge – School Round (to be administered by the school)

· A completion certificate showing their score achieved in the School Round

· An opportunity to be selected for their school team for subsequent rounds of the competition

· A coupon worth Rs 299 that can be redeemed for EDeQUAL’s online assessments, which can be used to test their Math competency level


  • Math Challenge ’19 will be conducted in English.
  • Math Challenge ’19 will take place between November 2018 and February 2019.
  • Each round of will be timed and completed within 2 hours.
  • There will be a mix of questions in each round that will cover a wide range of topics that are included in international Mathematics curricula. Answering these questions correctly will require a thorough understanding of mathematical concepts, as well as problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Points will be awarded according to the difficulty level of each question.