Our Volunteer Committees

The Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) is supported by a vast network of volunteers from Australia and around the world, including members of professional mathematical societies, educators and academics. Volunteers commit to the AMT in many ways from involvement in committees for our enrichment programs for schools, setting problems for competitions, writing books or articles, and mentoring young mathematicians with Olympiad prospects. Currently the AMT enjoys the support and efforts of more than 165 volunteers.

 
 

Australian Mathematics Foundation (AMF)

The AMF administers the AMC. Its membership includes mathematicians, AMC state directors, chairs of Problems Committees and representatives of the Problems Committee. The AMF meets once per year.

AMC Primary Problems Committee

AMC Primary Problems Committee is responsible for creating, workshopping, selecting and refining problems for the primary competition. Members of the committee meet for a weekend in Sydney once per year to prepare for the following year. Moderators review and refine the problems once per year according to a specific timeline. There are two levels of moderation.

AMC Secondary Problems Committee

AMC Secondary Problems Committee is responsible for creating, workshopping, selecting and refining the problems for the secondary competition. Members meet for a weekend in Canberra in May and a small subgroup meets again in August, in preparation for the following year. There are three levels of moderators who review the problems once per year.

 

Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee (AMOC)

AMOC administers the Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians (MCYA), the Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad (AIMO) and conducts the invitational training program which prepares students at a higher level and culminates with the selection and final preparation of students for Australia’s team for the annual IMO. Its membership includes mathematicians, AMOC state directors, the Director of Training, chairs of the Problems Committees, AMF representative, and representatives of the Problems Committees. The committee meets in October in Canberra.

Challenge Committee

Challenge Committee is responsible for creating, selecting and refining problems for the Challenge stage of the MCYA program. The committee is a unique mix of experienced teachers and academics that have a passion for mathematics enrichment. The committee meets over a weekend in February (Melbourne), May (Canberra) and August (Canberra) to prepare the problems for the following year. Three levels of moderators review and refine the problems to a specific timeline.

AIMO Committee

AIMO Committee is responsible for creating, selecting and refining problems for the AIMO paper. It meets twice in March in Melbourne to prepare the paper. The chair prepares a draft of problems and solutions, which is reviewed by moderators.

Senior Problems Committee

Senior Problems Committee collects, creates, develops, moderates and selects problems for the AMOC Senior Contest and the Australian Mathematical Olympiad (AMO). In addition, the committee’s Problem Pool is used for proposing problems for the MCYA, the AIMO, the APMO and the IMO. The committee meets in October in Canberra.

 

Australian Informatics Olympiad Committee (AIOC)

The AIOC administers the Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) competition, formerly the Australian Informatics Competition (AIC), and Australian Informatics Olympiad (AIO), conducts the invitational training program and coordinates Australia’s entry to the annual IOI. Its membership includes academics, AIOC state directors, the Director of Training, chairs of the Problems Committees and representatives of these committees. The committee meets in May in Canberra.

CAT Problems Committee

The CAT Problems Committee creates, selects and refines the problems for this competition. The committee meets in Canberra each August to prepare for the following year. The chair prepares a draft of problems and solutions, which is reviewed by moderators.

AIO Problems Committee

AIO Problems Committee is responsible for the problems, test data and marking for this programming competition. The committee meets in May in Sydney and further moderation is coordinated online.

AIIO Problems Committee

The AIIO Problems Committee creates, selects and refines the problems sets and test data for the Australian Invitational Informatics Olympiad (AIIO) and AIOC selection exams. The committee meets in January in Sydney. Further moderation of problems and test data is coordinated online.

 

If you share our vision, are enthusiastic about mathematics and have professional skills that would benefit our organisation, we would like to enlist your help.

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For committee meetings all travel, accommodation and meals are arranged and paid for by AMT.

For further information about these committees, please contact:
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