AMC FAQs | Australian Maths Trust

AMC FAQs

How to enter

Schools enter students into the AMC through our online system – register via the button here.

We have a register of schools which includes almost every school in Australia and schools from many countries around the world. We send an invitation to schools in February each year to enter into the AMC that year and the event is usually held in late July or early August.

Entry fee

We are a not-for-profit entity and we make our entry fees consistent with our status.

If we make a surplus in a particular year, it remains with the Trust for use the following year/s.

The fee varies from time-to-time between countries (dependent on costs such as postage and freight) and sometimes within countries.

Each year the entry fee is mentioned in your invitation to participate.

Visually impaired and distance students

We have special arrangements for visually impaired students and distance education organisations. Home schools students or students whose school chooses not to participate can make arrangements to sit under the supervision of another school

Online version: How do I make sure everything is ready to go (before competition day)?

The easiest way to do this is to get your students to try some of the practice questions on our competition system. If they use the same PCs or other devices they will use during the competition (i.e. in your computer lab, library etc), you’ll be able to confirm everything is ready to go.

VERY IMPORTANT: You do not need usernames and passwords for practice questions. Do not give students the competition usernames or passwords to practice – as soon as they log in to the actual competition, the countdown clock will start and they will use up their time.

Possible issues

1.      Javascript permissions: ensure that student accounts on your system are allowed to use javascript. It is required by the competition software.

2.      Different student account types: ask your IT Manager if there are multiple student account types (with different permissions). If so, have student complete practice questions with all types.

No refund policy

In order to keep the entry fee as low as possible, we cannot refund any entry fees once we send materials to schools. This includes entry fees for students, for whatever reason, do not end up sitting the competition.