The main competition at UNSW is the Simon Marais Mathematics Competition. This is based on the North American William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.


  • AMT’s Problem Solving Tactics is a good light introduction to competitive mathematics, suitable for anyone who has done intermediate high school mathematics.
  • Parabola by UNSW’s School of Mathematics and Statistics is published three times a year and contains a collection of problems with solutions released in the next issue.
  • Past Simon Marais Mathematics Competition problem and solutions can be found on their website.
  • Past William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition problems can be found here.