Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) | Australian Maths Trust

AUSTRALIAN MATHEMATICS COMPETITION

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

What teachers and students think

The registration system is for teachers only. If you are not a teacher, please contact your teacher and direct them here.

AMC will be held from Thursday 30 July – Thursday 6 August 2020

Australian entries close: 23 July (online), 16 July (paper)
International entries close: 23 July (online), 25 June (paper)
Cost: $6.50 (Aust & NZ)


For AMC 2020 we have extended the competition period to eight days. This will allow schools to schedule sittings in smaller sessions to adhere to social distancing standards if they are required in your state or territory.

For Victoria schools within the ‘stay at home’ restriction area we have introduced a delayed sitting period. Find out more here.

If you have special circumstances due to school disruptions in 2020, please contact us and we will help you find a way to run the AMC. 


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.

The AMC is run by teachers in schools. Our competition is fully online, with a paper version of the competition also available. We offer ongoing support and resources prior to and on the day of the competition. 

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 require 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 2020.

We are a not-for-profit entity and we make our entry fees consistent with our status. Entries fees cost $6.50 AUD per student including GST in Australia. The fee varies from time-to-time between countries depending on costs such as postage and freight.

To promote the AMC in your school, please feel free to download and print the A4 poster file below.

2020 Maths Competitions poster (A4) – Download

International schools

We have special arrangements for distance education organisations. Please contact us to find out how your country participates in the AMC. 
*Singapore will hold their AMC Ceremony 14 January 2020* 

Quick links: Australian school year equivalents
 

Registered home-schools

Teachers in home-schools are eligible to register as school co-ordinators 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 prepare your students

Warm-up question solutions 

 

Find out more information about the Australian Mathematics Competition.

The finer details including rules, conditions, early sitting, home-schooled and special needs students, and a letter to parents.

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

Check out our huge range of maths and problem-solving resources for teachers, parents and students.

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