AUSTRALIAN MATHEMATICS COMPETITION

What teachers and students think

Do you have a classroom full of great problem solvers?
One way to find out is through the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC)


Wednesday 3 August 2022 
 Friday 5 August 2022

The AMC is an engaging 30-problem competition that demonstrates the importance and relevance of mathematics in students’ everyday lives; it is open to students in years 3 to 12. Australia’s leading educators and academics, with a deep understanding of our national curriculum standards, actively design the unique AMC problems each year.

Teachers coordinate the AMC in schools. Our competition is fully online, with a paper version of the competition also available. We offer ongoing support and resources before the competition and on the day. 

Held in term 3, the AMC has five divisions: Middle Primary (years 3–4), Upper Primary (years 5–6), Junior (years 7–8), Intermediate (years 9–10) and Senior (years 11–12). The AMC is available in both printed and online format, it doesn’t matter where your school is located. And, of course, there are special arrangements for visually impaired students and distance education organisations. If you need the paper version of the competition, we encourage you to register your students ASAP to allow for the possible slower delivery of competition papers in 2021.

International schools

We have special arrangements for distance education organisations and here are the Australian school year equivalentsPlease contact us to find out how your country participates in the AMC. 

Registered home schools

Teachers in home schools are eligible to register as school coordinators and run our competitions. If you would like to do so, please download, fill out and return this registration form to this email address with proof of your home school registration in your state or territory.

How to run the AMC at your school 

How to prepare your students

  • 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.  

Download the AMT poster for your school

Share key competition and programs dates with our 2021 school poster. Download the poster now.

Register for competitions now!

All Australian and New Zealand schools

All Australian and New Zealand schools including registered home schools

Coaching clinics and businesses

All Australian and New Zealand coaching clinics and businesses

International organisations

Schools, businesses and coaching clinics outside Australia and New Zealand

Everything you need to know about the paper version of the competition including preparation, running it on the day and what to do afterwards.

Everything you need to know about the online version of the competition including prep, running it on the day and what to do afterwards.

Our competitions and programs empower students to become better problem solvers in school, so they can be creative solution finders in life.

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