Competitions


Competitions and programs coming in 2022

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

4 – 6 May 2022

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

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Oxford University Computing Challenge (OUCC)

26 May and 9 June 2022

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)

3 – 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 3–12.

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Mathematics Challenge (MC)

Open March – June 2022

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 2022

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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Australian Informatics Olympiad (AIO)

25 August 2022

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)

8 September 2022

This four-hour contest is suited to years 7 to 10 and particularly for those who have completed Maths Enrichment, are high achievers in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) and have acquired knowledge in Olympiad problem solving.

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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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