AMC FAQs | Australian Maths Trust

AMC FAQs

How to enter

Schools enter students into the AMC through our online competition portalSee full instructions below.

Our system holds a register of schools which includes almost every school in Australia and New Zealand, and schools from many countries around the world. We send an invitation to schools in February each year to enter into the AMC, 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.

Entries fees are A$6.50 per student.

For international participants, the fee varies from time to time between countries (dependent on costs such as postage and freight) and sometimes within countries.

Visually impaired and distance students

We have special arrangements for visually impaired students and distance education organisations. 

Home schools and students from non-participating schools

Home school students and students who attend a school that’s not participating in the AMC can make arrangements to sit under the supervision of another school.

No refund policy

So we can keep the entry fee as low as possible, we do not refund any entry fees once we send materials to schools. This includes entry fees for students who, for whatever reason, do not end up sitting the competition. The exception is any COVID-19 government-mandated school closures. If this happens we will contact affected schools to let them know our plan. 

Preparing for the AMC

Once you register, we suggest you read the AMC handbooks available on the AMC page. These guide you through everything you need to know leading up to the competition and on the day. 
 
We also have a range of great resources available to help you prepare your students for the AMC. We suggest you work your way through these in the lead up to the competition:
 
  • Problemo is AMT’s online teacher platform that has an extensive library of quality maths problems. You can easily search and filter problems to work through them in class or set quizzes for students to do individually.  
  • AMC preparation bundles on Problemo. Problemo Free subscribers receive three bundles in the lead up to the AMC and Problemo Plus users receive the full set of six bundles. Available until 13 August 2021.
  • Problemo Student is a free problem-solving platform that allows students to test their skill in mathematics and informatics. It’s packed with problems covering a range of topics and year levels. They can jump in anytime and try one question or work their way through a series based on a topic.
  • AMT competition student practice portal. This is the same place students go on the day of the competition. We’ve added practice questions here so students can familiarise themselves with the online platform before the AMC.
  • AMT’s online shop holds a range of AMC past papers and solutions that are great for student practice. Download a single past paper for free or buy AMC compilation books that hold papers and solutions for multiple years.   
 

How to register for the AMC

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you register for the AMC.

Step 1. Go to the registration log in page and register as a teacher.

 

Step 2. Select your state/other country.

 

Step 3. Enter your city and your school name.

 

Step 4. Fill in your details and click the ‘request registration’ button.

 

Step 5. We’ll review and approve your registration. During business hours, we usually do these approvals within 30-60 minutes. You’ll receive an email to let you know we’ve approved your account. 

 

Step 6. Log in using your username and password and approve your consent settings. To view and/or save our consent forms and terms of use, click on ‘Download’. To indicate your acceptance, click on ‘Edit’,  tick the boxes and then ‘Save’.

We have also included a draft consent form for schools to send to parents. These are for school use only, you don’t need to use this or return any forms to us.

 

Step 7. Click ‘Register for Competitions’ link on the sidebar and click ‘New’.

 

Step 8. Enter the number of students you have participating in each competition category and click ‘Continue’.

 

Step 9. Click ‘Finish Order’ and you’ll receive a confirmation email shortly after.

 

Step 10. We’ll send you an invoice within 2 business days.

 

 

Questions? 

 If you have any questions, please email competitions@amt.edu.au or call 02 6201 5136.