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Coronavirus information

The Australian Maths Trust appreciates the challenge that schools, teachers and students are facing due to disruption from the COVID-19 virus.

Where possible, all our competitions and programs will go ahead in 2020 (including the Australian Mathematics Competition). We anticipate there will be some adjustments and we will communicate details around this as they are finalised.

What the Victorian ‘stay at home’ restrictions mean for the Australian Maths Competition?

Due to the move to flexible and remote learning (from next Wednesday 5 August) the delayed sitting period for AMC will not go ahead.

If Victorian schools had AMC sittings planned on Monday 3 August or Tuesday 4 August this may still go ahead but this is a school decision.

We will make further announcements this coming week regarding the AMC in Victoria.

All other states can sit as planned during the initial sitting period (Thursday 30 July to Thursday 6 August).

Please keep an eye on this website for updates as things develop.

This page contains AMT’s latest information on how the Coronavirus is impacting our competitions and programs. It will stay up to date. Last updated: 2 September 9.30am AEST.

School Disruptions

AMT is committed to helping you educate your students throughout this period. This means that throughout 2020:

  • Many of our competitions are available online – it’s a great way to keep kids busy. 
  • We will offer second rounds or extensions for most of our competitions and programs to provide you maximum flexibility.
  • If you have already registered for the paper version of a competition, you can change to do it online at no cost if an online version exists. Just ask!
  • If you are unable to sit a competition due to a school shutdown or disruption and no further extensions are possible, we will offer a full refund. Any refunds will be processed in November 2020. 
If you have any questions or issues – please don’t hesitate to get in touch at or +61 (02) 6201 5136

Upcoming Competitions

The AIMO is running as normal on Thursday 10 September, with registrations closing Tuesday 8 September. For schools under stay at home restrictions, we will allow home supervision this year. Students’ responses will be scanned and emailed in for marking. Competition instructions and the paper will be emailed to school coordinators in the week before the AIMO.

For all other schools, AIMO must be conducted at school.

The Computational and Algorithmic Thinking competition will be split into two rounds. 

Round 1 – Official Competition round

Registration deadline: 15 April (paper, Australia) 

Registration deadline to be eligible for Round 1: 24 April (online)

  • Can be sat in a school setting either on paper or online, can be sat at home ONLINE ONLY if supervision via webcam and exam conditions can be guaranteed by the supervising teacher. All exam conditions will apply.
  • Schools will be sent certificates electronically so they can be forwarded to students at home. Certificates will say Competition Round to differentiate between the two rounds.
  • Any registrations for the first round that can’t sit will be automatically honoured for the second round, even if paper entries were purchased.

Round 2 – Non-Competition round

Registration deadline: open to sit until 3 July (online only)

  • Can be sat online only at any time during the period – no supervision required – an opportunity for students to still sit the competition and receive a certificate without the need for exam conditions. Will be open from 10 May to 3 July. Teachers will need to distribute their usernames and passwords to their students.
  • Schools will be sent certificates electronically so they can be forwarded to students at home. Certificates will say Non-Competition Round to differentiate between the two rounds


Registration will still be managed via schools. Register here

At this stage, we anticipate that the Oxford University Computing Challenge will run as normal, with round one on Wednesday 27 May. Register here

Our 3-4-week Maths Challenge is running as normal, with registrations closing on June 26. Results are due back to AMT at the start of term 4 – Monday 12 October.

The Maths Challenge is also now available a set of PDFs, perfect for kids learning at home. More information

This is how you can get the Maths Challenge as a set of PDFs:

  1. Register for the program as normal using the link below
  2. Then contact us at to request we send electronic copies of the material in lieu of paper copies.
  3. Send the PDF of the student books to your student(s) – one registration per student, please.

      Register here

We have extended the sitting period for Australian Mathematics Competition to eight days (Thursday 30 July to Thursday 6 August). This will allow your school to schedule sitting in smaller sessions to adhere to social distancing standards (if required in your state).

Remember the competition is fully online and you can still register for a paper option but we recommend you so so as soon as possible to allow for possible slower than normal mail delivery.

Our Maths Enrichment program is running as normal, and have extended the deadline for submissions to 12 October 2020. Register here

Remote Learning Support

Our Maths Challenge is a fully self-contained 3-4-week learning program designed for students in years 3–10. All study materials are provided and you’ll be given a range of support materials including module handbook, sample letter to parents, student problems, teacher guide, extension problems, marking schemes, stats reports and more. If you wish to run this program for students remotely, the program is now available in PDF format. Register for the Challenge as normal and then email us at to arrange the delivery of your PDFs.  

Whether you’re a teacher, parent or student, the AMT Sandpit is free and ready for you. There are 150 fun problems (mathematics and informatics) for years 3-12 and all levels of learners available anytime, anywhere. Jump in and do one problem, or give your students a few as a quiz!