2014 Competition entries are now open.
Maths Matters, the AMT newsletter is now available for download.
Have you met Matt Sums? Take part in our photo competition to receive a FREE classroom activity and for a chance to win a special prize developed for students.
Weetangera Primary School students celebrate mathematics with a Pi Pie
Celebrate one of mathematics most ancient symbols through International Pi Day on Friday, March 14th. In honour of the day, The Australian Mathematics Trust developed a classroom activity for both primary and secondary students.
Primary students Pi Day worksheet
Secondary students Pi Day worksheet
Share the International Pi Day enthusiasm
with a classroom selfie at precisely 1:59:26 pm.
Tweet your selfie to
#PiDaySelfie @austmathstrust @austmus
Pi Day Events
Tasty Maths: Have some Pi with the AMT
Celebrating International Pi Day Friday 14 March 2014
In partnership with the Australian Museum, the Australian Mathematics Trust invites students to celebrate International Pi Day with fun demonstrations, mathematics activities and meet some inspiring mathematics Olympians. Bookings essential. Contact Karen Player at the Australian Museum on 02 9320 6197 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australian Museum, 6 College St Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia
Primary Session 10am
Secondary session 1pm
Video conferencing (limited sessions available)
Primary schools can book online here
Secondary schools can book online here
Australian Informatics Competition – Tuesday 25 March 2014
ENTRIES EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 14 MARCH 2014
It is not too late to enter the AIC. Entries will be accepted as close as possible to the competition date while allowing enough time for materials to reach schools.
For assistance with your entry, contact email@example.com or call our office on 02 6201 5137.
The Australian Informatics Competition (AIC) is a one-hour problem-solving competition which seeks to identify computer programming potential; something which students might not normally have an opportunity to demonstrate.
The AIC is not a programming competition and no programming experience is required.
Results in the AIC often enable a talent to be discovered which is not always apparent or sought in normal classroom activities. Some questions test the ability to accurately perform procedures. Others require logical thought while the more challenging problems require the identification and application of algorithms.
For more information and practice questions, visit our informatics page.
ARE YOUR STUDENTS READY FOR A CHALLENGE?
Enrol your class in the Maths Challenge for Young Australians to encourage your students to strive for excellence and reach their full potential in mathematics.
The MCYA Challenge Stage is a three-week program, for students in years 3 to 10, held in the classroom between March and the end of June.
Registrations are now open for the Challenge Stage and will be accepted up until Friday 23 May 2014. This date is intended to allow sufficient time for the distribution of papers, conducting the challenge in the classroom and returning results to the Australian Mathematics Trust by Monday 30 June.
New in 2014
Students can start the mathematics adventures sooner through the introduction of a new level for the 2014 Maths Challenge for Young Australians (MCYA), Challenge Stage. The new level, Middle Primary, is aimed at students in Year 3 and 4 and students in Years 5, 6 or 7 change to Upper Primary.
Also, students taking the Junior and Intermediate Challenge can now work on ALL problems with a partner also participating in the Challenge.
For more information visit our MCYA page.
2014 Australian Mathematics Olympiad (AMO)
The AMO results can be found here.
2014 Australian Invitational Informatics Olympiad
The AIIO results can be found here.
Congratulations to Cheryl Praeger, Board Member and Chair of our AMOC committee. In 2013 Cheryl was awarded the Thomas Rankin Lyle Medal of the Australian Academy of Science in May, followed by an international conference held in China in Cheryl’s honour for her 65th birthday. Cheryl was also made an Honorary Life Member of the Australian Mathematical Society in September for ‘outstanding service to the Society'.
Interviews with former Olympian Konrad Pilch [here] and SA AMC State Director Anna Nakos [here]