Work as team. Solve problems. Celebrate mathematics.

The Pi Day Mathematics Competition is an opportunity for secondary students in Qatar’s independent and private schools to explore the fun side of mathematics. The first Pi Day Mathematics Competition organised by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) took place in 2016, with 250 students participating from more than 50 schools.

Pi Day Maths

About Pi Day

The ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diametre is an irrational number denoted by the Greek letter π and commonly approximated as 3.14. Every year, the day March 14 (written as 3/14 in the month/date format) is celebrated in several countries as Pi Day. The main objective of these celebrations is to highlight the importance of π and have some fun doing mathematics. CMU-Q will host a Pi Day celebration by organising a mathematics competition for high school students. The goal of this competition is to enhance awareness and interest in mathematics among the high school communities in Qatar.

The Competition

Teams of four students each will compete against each other in two rounds of mathematical problem solving. Any high school student in the State of Qatar is eligible to participate. Certificates of Participation will be awarded to all participants. Special awards will be given to finalists.

Application Deadline: 28 January 2018
Preliminary Round: 24 February 2018 
Final Round: 17 March 2018

For more information about the Pi Day competition, visit the CMU-Q website at