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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

GetSet AMC and GetSetCAT are self-paced online programs designed to help every student prepare effectively for the AMC. 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.

 

Thursday 7 August 2014

Media personality and The University of Sydney’s Mathematics and Science Ambassador, Adam Spencer, visited his daughters’ local primary school to wish the students good luck in the 37th annual Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank.

AMC Day with Adam Spencer

Adam Spencer celebrates 2014 AMC Day with excited students

Adam believes passionately in the need to promote the importance of mathematics and demonstrates his commitment by providing voluntary maths tutoring at the school. With his encouragement, the school entered the AMC for the first time. Adam’s daughters and their schoolmates joined the nearly 30,000 students new to competing in the AMC.

Students of all levels of ability, from all types of schools in vastly different locations around the country, sat a 75-minute secondary paper or a 60-minute primary paper which contained some quirky questions with an emphasis on fun and problem solving.

Adjunct Professor Mike Clapper, Executive Director of the not-for-profit Australian Mathematics Trust, which administers the competition, said,

‘We were delighted to welcome a number of Australian schools who will be participating in this historic competition for the first time, especially primary schools, as encouraging the study of maths at an early age is vital. It is also good to see entry numbers increase in the Northern Territory and the ACT’.

‘The competition is designed to be accessible to all students but it also identifies the most talented, who can then go on to a series of Trust enrichment programs that nurture their special ability and may lead to success, such as for the two Australian students who topped this year’s International Mathematical and Informatics Olympiads, achieving perfect scores, gold medals and tying for first ranking globally’, he added.