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Competitions

Competitions and programs now open

Mathematics Challenge (MC)

Open March – June 2021

This is perfect for stimulating your mathematically-interested students. It’s aimed at students in years 3–10 and is usually conducted over 3 to 4 consecutive weeks between March and early June.

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Maths Enrichment (ME)

Open from April – October 2021

Are you excited about guiding your brightest young maths students toward a lifetime of creative problem-solving? This is designed for advanced students in years 4–10 and runs over 12–16 weeks between April and October.  

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Oxford University Computing Challenge (OUCC)

First round: 5 May 2021

OUCC builds on the CAT competition, helping students to develop their skills in programmed solutions for computational thinking problems, and is aimed at those with an interest in coding. It is a two-round, online competition held in term 2. 

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Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC)

4 – 6 August 2021

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 3–12.

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Other 2021 programs

Australian Informatics Olympiad (AIO)

26 August 2021

Students write short computer programs to solve six problems that vary in difficulty. The competition does not test computer literacy or knowledge but is focused on problem-solving through programming skills.

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Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad (AIMO)

9 September 2021

This four-hour contest is designed to stretch talented students. It is suited to years 7 to 10 level.

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2022 competitions

Kangourou sans Frontières (KSF)

17 March 2022

In 1991, two French teachers inspired by Australia’s AMC decided to start a similar online competition in France. They called it the ‘Kangaroo’ to pay tribute to their Australian friends.

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Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) competition

Date TBC

This one-hour problem-solving competition is designed to encourage student curiosity and promote multiple modes of thinking.

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

Whether it’s just for fun, or preparation for a program, our past papers will give you plenty to think about.

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