# Editorial

Welcome to a packed issue to close the year in 2011.

Congratulations to all of the students, their parents and teachers who had success in the 50th Annual UNSW School Mathematics Competition. The competition problems, solutions and names of prizewinners are included in this issue.

Mathematical problems might seem far removed from everyday life but really this is not the case. In fact, as Mrs Fibonacci says in the wonderful picture book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, Maths Curse: YOU KNOW, you can think of almost everything as a maths problem''.