I think I understand what you mean. That entrants in the competition should have some kind of handicap? Or something like that? To keep contestants on a fairly even basis? I can agree with that, up to a point. My disagreement mainly being about implementation. I'm not too sure how you would take mathematical ability into account! Past exam marks? Predicted scores? Anyway, that may very well be mik1a's problem to decide about. Still haven't heard anything from him.
Oh btw, I know it's billed as a maths competitoin, but I don't think there's any prize to be won, or any award to be competed for. Just the privilege of having your efforts entered on a scoreboard.
(Original post by integral_neo)
I think Fermat would agree with this this is just to be more encouraging towards young mathematicians. .....
This is something that I think should be encouraged in the UKL maths society. A lot of the questions can be quite hard, and quite a few of the members are limited in their mathematical experience - in fact members don't need to have any! My point being that I think it would be better if there was a division among questions posted - to be tackled depending on maths experience.
As I said some of those questions can be quite hard. And the lesser equippped members can't do them. And when easier questions appear, the big boys get in first and post the answers
But then this is a problem for chrisbphd.