About Us

About the Australian Mathematics Trust

Vision

The vision of the Australian Mathematics Trust is to challenge and encourage Australians in the understanding of mathematics and informatics to realise their intellectual potential.

Structure

The Trust is a national non-profit organisation whose purpose is to enrich the teaching and learning of mathematics for students of all standards. It administers mathematical enrichment activities for Australian and international students and publishes books on mathematical enrichment.

Its Trustee is the University of Canberra via the comany AMTT Limited and the Trust's Board comprises representation from the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Mathematical Society, the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, and a number of academics and corporate people.

Intellectual Property

All problems for Australian Mathematics Trust events are set to the highest standards. Uniquely, they are

  • Original problems,
  • composed in Australia,
  • by teams of Australia's most experienced teachers and academics,
  • working in problems committees as volunteers, and
  • heavily moderated by further volunteers for mathematical and typographical accuracy.
Activities of the Trust

The best known activity of the Trust is the Australian Mathematics Competition which is the original mathematics competition in Australia, dating back to 1978, and which attracts hundreds of thousands of entries annually, from Australia and overseas. The Trust also incorporates the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee (AMOC), which runs many mathematics activities, culminating in selection of a team of students who represent Australia internationally, and the Australian Informatics Olympiad Committee (AIOC), which runs a number of activities in Informatics (Computer Science), culminating in selection of a team of students who represent Australia internationally.

The Trust also has a publishing arm, AMT Publishing, which publishes a range of books, journals, past papers and material in other formats. These publications include pedagogical material and collections of problems of all standards with their solutions.

Australian Mathematics Trust: Trustee, Sponsors and Affiliation

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University of Canberra : Trustee

The Mathematics Olympiads are supported by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations through the Mathematics and Science Participation Program.

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Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)

The Trust is an Associate Member of AMSI and endorses the associated ICE-EM Mathematics texts and programs for schools.

 

 
 
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