In the five Nordic Countries there are Math competitions for students of age 14-15.
The competitions are for whole classes:
The competitions are named
Nordisk Matematikkonkurrence in Denmark - supported by Undervisningsminesteriet
MatCup in Finland - supported by private sponsors.
BEST in Iceland
In 2015 Iceland was not able to to carry out the competition,
and in 2016 they had to lay down their competition.
We still hope they will come back.
UngeAbel in Norway - supported by Abelfondet and National Centre for Math Education
SigmaÅtta in Sweden - supported by Utbildningsdepartementet
This class competition has been going on in the Nordic countiues as a collaborative since 2004.
The first Nordic final was held at ICME 10 in Copengahagen, July 2004.
The five (at the time four) Nordic countries are in turn host for the event.
Kirsten Søs Spahn
Svein H. Torkildsen