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AMT congratulates Fields Medallist

The AMT would like to extend its warm congratulations to Akshay Venkatesh for his achievement in being awarded the Fields Medal.

As a very young mathematician, Akshay was a bronze medallist in our 1994 Australian International Mathematical Olympiad team. Akshay’s achievement today is an inspiration for all young Australian problem solvers.

The AMT also like to congratulate Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger, AMT Board member, who worked with Akshay at the University of Western Australia when he was a student. Cheryl helped Akshay, as she has so many others, on his path to a rewarding life as a mathematician.

Akshay is only the second Australian to receive this prestigious award. Another former AMT Olympian Terence Tao received the Fields Medal in 2006.

Thank you Akshay for inspiring us all and leading the way for future generations of Australian mathematicians!

 
Aussies win six medals at maths Olympiad

Aussies win six medals at maths Olympiad

MEDIA RELEASE

While many of us have been watching the World Cup, six young Australians have been kicking goals at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).  Their goal count was 2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals, positioning Australia at number 11 in the country rankings at the contest.  The young team is supported by the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT).

Leading the team’s success and placing in the top 100 contestants were high school students Guowen Zhang (12th), Ethan Tan (34th) and William Steinberg (61st).  They competed against 594 students from 107 countries who attended the 59th annual IMO in Romania this week.  Guowen’s place was the highest by an Australian since 2015.

’Problem solving is and will continue to be one of the most important skills we can develop in our students,’ said Australian Mathematics Trust CEO, Nathan Ford.  ‘It is wonderful to see Australian students demonstrating excellence in this area at such a high level.  The team’s performance is a credit to their hard work and perseverance, and the excellent and ongoing support and leadership of our Director of Training, Angelo Di Pasquale, and Deputy Team Leader, Andrew Elvey-Price, and staff and volunteers who support the Olympiad program.’

The AMT offers opportunities to enrich primary and secondary students’ problem solving in mathematics and algorithmics. The AMT has been sending an Australian team to the IMO since 1981.  The team of six is selected from an annual program of competitions, training schools and mentoring with final selection taking place in March.

The IMO contest is held over two days. On each day students attempt to solve three problems over four and a half hours.

The AMT’s IMO program receives grant funding from the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.  It is also supported by the Trust’s corporate sponsor, Optiver.

Pictured above with team guide Emi are William Hu, Hayden Tang, Charles Li, Ethan Tan, William Steinberg and Guowen Zhang.

2018 International Mathematical Olympiad, Australian team results

Team member School Medal
Guowen Zhang St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace QLD Gold
Ethan Tan Cranbrook School NSW Gold
William Steinberg Scotch College WA Silver
Charles Li Camberwell Grammar School VIC Silver
Hadyn Tang Trinity Grammar School VIC Silver
William Hu Christ Church Grammar School WA Bronze

 

 

Aussie maths Olympians step onto world stage

Our team of mathematics Olympians have been competing with the best high school students in the world in the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Last week they trained with the British team in Hungary.

Follow the team’s experiences here: https://ausimo.wordpress.com/

The Australian team is William Hu (Christ Church Grammar School, WA), Charles Li (Camberwell Grammar School, VIC), William Steinberg (Scotch College, WA), Ethan Tan (Cranbrook School, NSW), Hadyn Tang (Trinity Grammar School, VIC) and Guowen Zhang (St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, QLD).

 

Congratulations Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger, AM, on her Doctor of Mathematics honoris causa

The Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) would like to congratulate Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger, AM, on her Doctor of Mathematics honoris causa, awarded by The University of Queensland on the weekend.

She was recognised for her distinguished service to mathematics, her world-leading research and her extended contribution to mathematics education. Emeritus Professor Praeger, AM, is currently a board member of the Australian Mathematics Trust and Chair of the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee. She has lead the way for women in mathematics in Australia, and has lent her name to a new AMT award which recognises high-achieving female secondary students in Australia.

We congratulate Cheryl and thank her for her ongoing contributions in mathematics and education.

Source: http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2017111610135/appointments/uq-honours-uwa-emeritus-professor-honorary-mathematics-doctorate

 

2017 AMC Medallists announced

Congratulations to our medallists in the 40th Australian Mathematics Competition!

Students from more than 30 countries participated in the AMC this year. Sixty-eight medals were awarded to students in Australia, Bulgaria, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania, presented the Australian medals at Government House in Hobart on Monday 13 November. Overseas medallists will receive their medals at ceremonies in their respective countries.

Of the 68 medals awarded in 2017 for exceptional results in the AMC, 30 will go to students in Australia, four of whom achieved a perfect score. Six girls will also receive the Cheryl Praeger medal, a new award designed to recognise high-achieving girls.

These results bode well for next year, when Australia plans to send a team for the first time to the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad in Italy.

 

AMC results information

The Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) prize results will no longer be available on the AMT website. Results are sent directly to schools.

The AMT is fully focused on the privacy of all students sitting the AMC.

If you would like more information about your results, please contact your teacher.

 

MEDIA RELEASE: Australian girls ready to compete on world stage in Mathematics

MEDIA RELEASE

Australia sending team to European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

For the first time Australia has applied to send a team to the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO).  The Australian Mathematics Trust will be using its International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) expertise and resources to identify, train and support the four-member team.

EGMO is an international mathematics competition for female high school students. Similar in form to the IMO, there are six proof-style problems given over two days.  EGMO has steadily grown into a major international event since its inception in 2012, with the 2017 EGMO involving 44 countries. A number of non-European nations regularly participate including India, Japan, the USA and Mexico.

Recent IMO Olympian, Michelle Chen, said of the Olympiad competitions that she ‘found the maths really hard at first and I didn’t really know anyone, but it got better after I attended a few more training schools. You get an opportunity to talk to people who are also good at maths. You feel a bit competitive, but at the same time everybody is happy to help each other out.’

When asked about Australia’s participation in EGMO, Cheryl Praeger, Chair of the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee (AMOC), said, ‘This is an opportunity for Australian girls who enjoy maths not only to gain vital experience in competitions like this, but it increases their confidence to try other events and to network, mingle, and “not be the only girl in the room”’.

Angelo Di Pasquale, AMOC Director of Training, said, ‘We are hopeful that EGMO can become a regular part of our Olympiad calendar.  It will provide girls with a new opportunity to train in problem solving, and will help us expand our pool of potential IMO participants.’

This news follows the recent announcement of the Cheryl Praeger Medals, for the highest achieving Australian female students in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) for each year group.

This initiative is possible through the financial support of Optiver.

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MEDIA ENQUIRIES TO:
Marketing and Communications Officer
Australian Mathematics Trust
02 6201 2663
marketing@amt.edu.au

 

 

 

Save the Date – 2018

The 2018 dates have been finalised for both the Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) competition and the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC).

Registrations will open later in the year, so keep an eye on our website.

Competition
Date
Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) Tuesday 27 March 2018
Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) Thursday 9 August 2018

 

If you have any queries, please contact the AMT office.

 

Get started on your pathway to the Olympiads

The pathway to the Olympiads starts with one of two competitions. For informatics, the Australian Informatics Olympiad (AIO) is the starting point. The mathematics pathway starts with the Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad (AIMO). Both of these open competitions take place in late August/early September each year.

Australian Informatics Olympiad

The AIO is a national computer programming competition held this year on Thursday 31 August.

Students write short computer programs to solve four problems that vary in difficulty. The competition does not test computer literacy or knowledge, but is focused on problem solving through programming skills. There are two papers: Intermediate for students up to Year 10, and Senior for students up to Year 12.

The AIO is suitable for students with some programming experience. In particular, you need to be able to write code that can open, read and write to files; declare variables and arrays; use loops, conditional (if) statements and simple arithmetic operations You need to know one of the following languages to participate: C, C++, C#, Java, Pascal, PHP and Python.

If you don’t know how to code, you can learn for free through Codecademy.

Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad

The AIMO is a four-hour examination for students up to Year 10 level.

The AIMO is appropriate for those who have done the Gauss or Noether stage of the Enrichment stage of the MCYA, high achievers in the Australian Mathematics Competition and students who have acquired knowledge of Olympiad problem solving.

The AIMO and AIO are some of the competitions used to determine which students are selected to a number of invitation only events, including other mathematics/informatics competitions, enrichment classes and training schools. They gives talented students an opportunity to be recognised and to participate in activities which will enhance their enjoyment and knowledge of mathematics/informatics.

To enter students into either of these competitions, head to our entry page.

 

Media Release – Five Medals at International Mathematical Olympiad

MEDIA RELEASE
Australian student solves hardest problem in history of competition

The Australian team is bringing home three silver and two bronze medals, plus an honourable mention, from the 2017 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This year’s competition contained the hardest problem in the history of the IMO. Only seven students scored any points on the question, and only two, including Australia’s Linus Cooper, completely solved the problem. Australia has the distinction of scoring more points than any other country on this question with Hadyn Tang also achieving a partial score on the problem.

The Australian Mathematics Trust’s (AMT) CEO, Nathan Ford, said: ‘We had a great overall team result and it is a significant achievement for Australia to score more points than any other country on the hardest IMO problem in history. It shows how well our competitors are trained in solving complex problems. It’s a testament to Linus’ training, focus and perseverance that he solved it.’

The Australian team finished 34th out of 111 countries in the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad. The South Korean team were the outright winners, with each competitor earning a gold medal.

Six hundred and fifteen students participated in the IMO from the across the globe. The competition was held over 18 and 19 July with competitors having to solve three problems over four and a half hours each day.

The Australian team spent a year in exams and intensive training to make the Olympiad selection. They succeeded amongst more than 25,000 students participating in extension programs and qualifying exams. From that initial cohort, some thirty students attended two training schools before the final selection of the team.

The Australian results were:

2017 International Mathematical Olympiad
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12 to 23 July

Student School State Result
James Bang Baulkham Hills High School NSW Bronze medal
Matthew Cheah Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School VIC Silver medal
Linus Cooper James Ruse Agricultural High School NSW Silver medal
William Hu Christ Church Grammar School WA Bronze medal
Hadyn Tang Trinity Grammar School VIC Honourable mention
Guowen Zhang St Joseph’s College QLD Silver medal

 

The selection process for the team to represent Australia at the 2018 International Mathematical Olympiad is already underway. Students from across the country are preparing to sit important competitions during Term 3 including the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC), the Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad (AIMO) and the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee (AMOC) Senior Contest.

Detailed results of the competition are located on the IMO official homepage.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES TO:
Kate O’Sullivan
Marketing and Communications Officer
Australian Mathematics Trust
02 6201 2663
kate.o’sullivan@amt.edu.au

 

Australian Olympians ready to take on the world in mathematics and informatics

IMO and IOI teams

Ten of Australia’s best students have made the teams to represent Australia at the International Mathematical Olympiad and International Olympiad in Informatics, taking place in July and August.

James Bang (Year 10, Baulkham Hills High School), Matthew Cheah (Year 12, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School), Linus Cooper (Year 11, James Ruse Agricultural High School), William Hu (Year 11, Christ Church Grammar School), Hadyn Tang (Year 8, Trinity Grammar School) and Guowen Zhang (Year 11, St Joseph’s College) were named as the members of the 2017 team for the International Mathematical Olympiad, and will be heading to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the 12th to the 23rd of July. Richard Gong (Year 12, Sydney Grammar School), Charles Jameson (Year 12, Sydney Grammar School), Jerry Mao (Year 11, Caulfield Grammar School) and Angus Ritossa (Year 10, St Peter’s College) make up the team heading to the International Olympiad in Informatics and will be heading to Tehran, Iran, from the 28th of July to the 4th of August.

The Olympians received their Australian team blazers before the Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, at an official team announcement ceremony at Parliament House, Canberra, on Monday 19 June.

This year’s youngest Olympian, Hadyn Tang said: ‘I am looking forward to being able to challenge myself at the IMO [International Mathematics Olympiad], and to have the opportunity to explore more areas of mathematics and meet other mathematical peers.’

These students have spent a year in exams and intensive training to make the cut. They came from a pool of more than 25,000 students through extension programs and qualifying exams.  After making a shortlist of 150, they attended intensive training schools for ultimate selection to the teams.

The Olympiad programs are funded through the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, with additional sponsorship from Optiver.

International Olympiad in Informatics 

28 July – 4 August, Tehran, Iran         

Richard Gong Year 12 Sydney Grammar School NSW
Charles Jameson Year 12 Sydney Grammar School NSW
Jerry Mao Year 11 Caulfield Grammar School VIC
Angus Ritossa Year 10 St Peter’s College SA
International Mathematical Olympiad 

12–23 July, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

James Bang Year 10 Baulkham Hills High School NSW
Matthew Cheah Year 12 Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School VIC
Linus Cooper Year 11 James Ruse Agricultural High School NSW
William Hu Year 11 Christ Church Grammar School WA
Hadyn Tang Year 8 Trinity Grammar School VIC
Guowen Zhang Year 11 St Joseph’s College QLD
 

It’s the 40th AMC!


The Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) is running for the 40th time in 2017!

The AMC is a fun 30-problem competition that shows the relevance of mathematics in students’ everyday lives. Australia’s leading educators and academics, who have a deep understanding of national curriculum standards, design the unique AMC problems each year. Every year, hundreds of thousands of years 3–12 students, from Australia and overseas, participate in the AMC. The competition, which will be held on 27 July this year, is open to all students through their schools.

Perhaps you’re a student who has never participated in the competition. Or you might be the parent of a child who is interested in maths and likes to solve problems. In either case, you should talk to your school about entering the AMC. There is still plenty of time to do so! If you are a teacher and you don’t know your school code and password for our competitions and programs, please contact us.

Get your entries in for the AMC as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment via http://amt.edfinity.com/

Closing dates

  • Paper version: 10 July (30 June for overseas schools)
  • Online version: 20 July

Ready, GetSet, Go!

We encourage students to prepare for AMC by signing up to GetSet AMC. This self-paced, online course is designed to help students of all levels prepare effectively for the AMC. Students can get started quickly and easily, without teachers’ assistance. We are offering GetSet AMC for $2 per student to schools that order them with their AMC entries. Otherwise GetSet AMC costs $6 per student. Whether you are a student, parent or teacher, you can register for GetSet AMC via http://amt.edfinity.com/

 

Big achievements for Curious Minds participants

Girls in STEM program awarded scholarships, selected in an exchange program to Europe

Curious Minds Logo 2017
Zali Roberts, currently a year 10 student at the Cleve Area School will soon be leaving for a 5-month exchange to Sweden. In August, Zali is taking up a Southern Cross Cultural Exchange after an extensive application process. She will be placed with a host family, attend the local high school and immerse herself in all things Swedish (including learning a bit of the language).

Zali was invited to be part of the Curious Minds program following her success in the Australian Mathematics Competition. For her, Curious Minds was the small step that opened her mind to bigger opportunities like this exchange.

Other students have also been reporting success in academic scholarship applications, such as Year 10 Canberra student Khadeja Khan. Khadeja also used Curious Minds as an opportunity to undertake a week of work experience in the IT section of IP Australia to see some of the useful real life applications of computer science and engineering. She has also taken three computer science workshops (two through Canberra Girls Programming Network and one at the ANU for the Girls in ICT day).

The Curious Minds program targets highly capable girls in Years 8, 9 and 10 who have an interest in STEM learning areas and pairs them with a female mentor recruited from a variety of STEM backgrounds. Together, they construct personal goals for the student, and work together over six months. Zali was paired with Melbourne-based hydro-geologist Dr Megan Sebben, and Khadeja with Canberra-based science communicator, Kate O’Sullivan.

The current program, which has been running for six months, will conclude in July when the girls will hold a presentation at the Australian National University to demonstrate what they have learned during the experience. For more details about the program head to the Curious Minds page.

Curious Minds is jointly delivered by the Australian Mathematics Trust and Australian Science Innovations.

 

Getting Prepared?

Image of notebooks and pen

If you want to get ready for any of our competitions or to work on your problem solving skills, we have a series of resources to help.

Resources

There’s a collection of problem sets and a mock contest for each division, and students receive a performance report with suggested areas of improvement.

The 2016 Solutions and 2015 Solutions books list all the questions and solutions for all the divisions of the AMC for a single year, presented in question order.

For Primary Students

Australian Mathematics Competition Primary Bk 2 (2009–2013) This book contains all the questions and solutions from the Middle and Upper Primary papers between 2009 and 2013. The questions are presented in the same order as in the real paper, which means you’ll be able to get some real practice done.

For Secondary Students

Australian Mathematics Competition Bk 5 (2006–2012). This is our most recent compilation of all questions and solutions for the secondary divisions (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) of the AMC. It is organised by topic and the questions get progressively more difficult. The source (year, division) for each question is indicated. With so many questions, you can use it all through high school.

For Advanced Students

Problem Solving via the AMC focuses on particular techniques for solving types of problems that students have often found difficult in the AMC (geometry, rates of change, Diophantine equations and counting techniques). The techniques are developed and explained through sample problems, then further problems are set, and solutions provided.

To order, go to our online bookshop.

 

A Purr-fect Start to the Year

Almost 16 thousand students across Australia, and internationally, will sit the Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) competition today. Students will sit the one-hour problem-solving competition both online and on paper.

The CAT is an ideal challenge to encourage interest in programming. Results in the CAT often enable talent to be discovered that may not be uncovered in the classroom. The competition is a mix of multiple-choice and other problems and encourages students to develop informal algorithms and apply them to test data of increasing size or complexity.

Teachers can prepare for today by reading the Manager’s Handbooks (Online and Paper [linked]).

Good luck to all students today!

 

Teachers, are you thinking of how you can give your students a head start towards exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) careers?

In 2017, we have a package discount when schools register for both our AMC and CAT competitions, both available in paper or online formats.

Algorithmic thinking is an essential skill for most STEM career pathways. The CAT, our Computational and Algorithmic Thinking competition, on Tuesday 21 March is the perfect way to introduce students to an exciting new discipline without the need for programming skills. We offer four papers, ranging from years 5 to 12.

The Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) is a fun 30-problem competition that shows the relevance of mathematics in students’ everyday lives. Each year Australia’s leading educators and academics design unique problems for the AMC. Hundreds of thousands of students in years 3–12 , from Australia and overseas, participate in the AMC annually. The competition, which will be held on Thursday 27 July this year, is open to all students through their schools.

You still have time to register your school for the 2017  CAT (paper version) until early March and the Online CAT until 5pm Thursday 16 March. Learn more or register your students now for our 2017 competitions.

Download prices and key dates – Australia, New Zealand, Singapore. For all other countries please contact mail@amt.edu.au

 

Australian Olympians to be supported by government funding

The Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) has welcomed the announcement from the Honourable Greg Hunt, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, that the government will continue to support our most talented Australian students to take part in the international Mathematics and Informatics Olympiads. The Australian Mathematics Trust will deliver this programme on behalf of the government.

The IMO and IOI are part of the UNESCO-sanctioned International Science and Mathematics Olympiads, annual worldwide competitions for exceptionally talented secondary school students from more than 100 countries. They are the premier international competitions for students of pre-university level and represent the pinnacle of high school achievement in each discipline.

Australian students regularly excel at these Olympiads: in 2016, teams returned from the International Mathematical Olympiad with two silver and four bronze medals and with three silver and one bronze medals from the International Olympiad in Informatics.

Adjunct Professor Mike Clapper, Executive Director of the AMT said, ‘At the top level, in the highly competitive International Olympiads, Australia performs consistently well. At a time when maths education in particular is a concern in Australia, the outstanding achievements of these students are inspirational. The students who attend these Olympiads are indicative of the enormous talent and capabilities of our young people.’

Announcements were also made to increase funding to Australian Science Innovations  for the Australian Science Olympiads and Asian Physics Olympiad, and the National Youth Science Forum.

The AMT is under the trusteeship of the University of Canberra.

 
Melbourne student is first girl ever picked for Australian Informatics Olympiad team

Melbourne student is first girl ever picked for Australian Informatics Olympiad team

Belinda Shi, a year 12 student from Methodist Ladies’ College in Melbourne, will be the first Australian girl to compete at the International Olympiad in Informatics.

“I’m excited to be the first female on Australia’s International Olympiad in Informatics team,” she says.

Keen to counter the misconception that ‘girls can’t code’, Belinda decided to establish a coding club at school. Her goal is to introduce other girls at her school to informatics, programming and robotics. “I want to encourage girls to keep an open mind and give programming and technology a go, because learning to code is not only fun and rewarding but it’s a skill that’s useful in so many fields,” she says.

According to research commissioned by the Australian Computer Society, women hold only 28 per cent of Australian ICT jobs compared to 43 per cent of professional industry jobs. Encouraging girls to learn coding at school is a critical part of the challenge to increase the number of women in ICT careers.

Members of the Australian Mathematical and Informatics Olympiad teams are pictured above: (from left) Wilson Zhao, Ilia Kucherov, Johnny Lim, Jerry Mao, Richard Gong, Kevin Xian, Declan McDonnell and Belinda Shi; and inserts (from left) are Seyoon Ragavan and Michelle Chen.

Members of the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) team, Michelle Chen and Seyoon Ragavan, are part of a cohort of 10 international special guests to be invited to train at the United States Math Olympiad Summer Program, which is running from 7 June to 2 July at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is a high honour for Michelle and Seyoon as the US is the reigning champion in the IMO. Australia has been invited due to our very strong performances at recent IMOs.

Twenty-seven of Australia’s brightest student biologists, chemists, computer programmers, physicists, mathematicians and Earth scientists have been selected to represent Australia at the UNESCO-sanctioned International Science and Mathematical Olympiads in July and August. The students have succeeded from an initial pool of more than 150,000 high school students who sat open qualifying exams, including the Australian Science Olympiad Exams and the Australian Mathematics Competition. The Australian Mathematics Trust runs the Mathematical and Informatics Olympiad programs.

The Olympians will compete against 2000 of the world’s smartest kids at competitions in Vietnam (Biology), Georgia (Chemistry), Japan (Earth Science), Russia (Informatics), Hong Kong (Mathematics) and Switzerland (Physics). They will receive their Australian team blazers at a team announcement ceremony at Parliament House, Canberra, on Monday 20 June. Media personality and maths whiz Adam Spencer will attend the ceremony together with one of Australia’s leading mathematics professors, The University of Sydney’s Dr Jacqui Ramagge, parents, teachers, academics, Olympiad alumni and officials.

“At a time when we are seeing a declining proportion of students choosing to study advanced maths and science subjects at high school, it is vital to have these national Olympiad programs to nurture and celebrate our science and maths talent,” says Adam Spencer.

Students inspired to win a place at next year’s International Science Olympiads can register for the Australian Science Olympiad Exams by 20 July at www.asi.edu.au. Students interested in next year’s International Mathematical Olympiad still have time to enter the Australian Mathematics Competition through their schools at www.amt.edu.au.

The Olympiad programs are supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training through the Mathematics and Science Participation Program. BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities and the Australian National University are supporters of the Australian Science Olympiad Competition. Optiver is a sponsor of the Mathematical and Informatics Olympiad programs.

Australian team members for the 2016 International Mathematical and Informatics Olympiads:

International Olympiad in Informatics        

12 to 19 August, Kazan, Russia                    

  1. Richard Gong, Year 11, Sydney Grammar School, NSW
  2. Jerry Mao, Year 10, Caulfield Grammar School, VIC
  3. Declan McDonnell, Year 12, Normanhurst Boys High School, NSW
  4. Belinda Shi, Year 12, Methodist Ladies’ College, VIC

 

International Mathematical Olympiad          

6 to 16 July, Hong Kong

  1. Michelle Chen, Year 12, Methodist Ladies’ College, VIC
  2. Ilia Kucherov, Year 12, Westall Secondary College, VIC
  3. Johnny Lim, Year 12, Killara High School, NSW
  4. Seyoon Ragavan, Year 12, Knox Grammar School, NSW
  5. Kevin Xian, Year 12, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW
  6. Wilson Zhao, Year 12, Killara High School, NSW
 
Go on, test yourself!

Go on, test yourself!

The Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) is a fun 30-problem competition that shows the relevance of mathematics in students’ everyday lives. Australia’s leading educators and academics, who have a deep understanding of national curriculum standards, design the unique AMC problems each year. Every year, hundreds of thousands of years 3–12 students, from Australia and overseas, participate in the AMC. The competition, which will be held on 28 July this year, is open to all students through their schools.

Perhaps you’re a student who has never participated in the competition. Or you might be parent of a child who is interested in maths and likes to solve problems. In either case, you should talk to your school about entering the AMC this year. There is still plenty of time to do so! If you are a teacher and you don’t know your school code and password for our competitions and programs, please contact us.

Get your entries in for the AMC as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment via http://amt.edfinity.com/

Closing dates

  • Paper version: 13 July (16 June for overseas schools)
  • Online version: 21 July

 

Ready, GetSet, Go!

We encourage students to prepare for AMC by signing up to GetSet AMC. This self-paced, online course is designed to help students of all levels prepare effectively for the AMC. Students can get started quickly and easily, without teachers’ assistance. We are offering GetSet AMC for $2 per student to schools that order them with their AMC entries. Otherwise GetSet AMC costs $6 per student. Whether you are a student, parent or teacher, you can register for GetSet AMC via http://amt.edfinity.com/