Problem Solving Competition

Win a signed copy of Simon Singh's "The Simpsons and their mathematical secrets"

Can you find the solution to this fiendish problem?

A cube is designed so that each face contains a symbol based on a mathematical problem or puzzle. Each symbol must be placed on the correct face of the cube. Solve the puzzles and problems and then use the clues to find out which symbol goes where.


  • You must be in Years 7 to 11 to enter
  • You can access the updated questions here
  • You can access the clues here
  • You can access the answer sheet here
  • You only need to submit the completed answer sheet; make sure it contains your name and school so we can contact you if you win
  • Entries must be received by 30th March 2017
  • If more than one correct entry is received then the winner will be drawn from a hat on the 31st March
  • To enter

  • Entries must be emailed to [email protected] to be received by 30th March 2017
  • Entrants must include their name and school
  • Entries can be submitted electronically from a teacher’s email account as long as it is clear which student has submitted each answer
  • Entries can be posted to: Problem Solving Competition, FMSP, Monckton House, White Horse Business Park, Trowbridge, BA14 0XG to arrive by 30th March 2017
  • Each student may only enter this competition once
  • Students must be in school years 7 to 11 when the entry is submitted