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Australian Maths Trust

Maths Enrichment

Maths Enrichment

Date

April – October 2024

Time

 12–16 weeks

Cost

AUD$53 per student

Maths Enrichment is an extension program for talented students to widen their mathematical knowledge and skills.

Teachers receive comprehensive printed support material to extend both student learning and their own mathematical teaching practice. Enrichment material develops mathematical concepts not covered by the standard curriculum. Printed materials can be retained by students as an enduring reference through their school years. 

Teacher sets include:

  • a Teacher Guide with full problem solutions and detailed marking schemes
  • one Student Problems booklet per student with unique problems each year
  • one Student Notes book per student with a structured course of extension material.

Maths Enrichment is designed to be run over 12–16 weeks, with around 1 hour of class time and around 2–3 hours of individual study time per week.

Like all our competitions and programs, Maths Enrichment contains unique problems designed each year by leading educators and academics to challenge and extend your students’ problem-solving skills.

Key Dates

  • Entries close:
    Friday 28 June 2024
  • Submission of student solutions (if marked by AMT) closes:
    Friday 27 September 2024
  • Submission of Enrichment Results Spreadsheet closes:
    Friday 18 October 2024
  • Late submission of Enrichment Results Spreadsheet closes:
    Friday 1 November 2024

*Result spreadsheets received after the submission deadline will be processed after the late submission deadline

* Result spreadsheets received after the late submission deadline will be processed after Friday 15 November

*Results and adjustments received after Friday 15 November will not be processed.

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Divisions

  • Stages are not limited to school years, however general recommendations are as follows:

    Ramanujan – Australian Years 4 and 5

    Newton – Australian Years 5 and 6

    Dirichlet – Australian Years 6 and 7

    Euler – Australian Years 7 and 8

    Gauss– Australian Years 8 and 9

    Noether – Capable or very capable Australian Years 9 and 10

    Pólya – Top 10% Australian Year 10

Question and Answer Format

  • Ramanujan, Newton, Dirichlet – 8 problems, written answers
  • Euler – 10  problems, written answers
  • Gauss – 12 problems, written answers
  • Noether, Pólya – 16 problems, written answers

Delivery Option

  • Printed problems provided, marking is done by teacher and marks submitted online
  • The experience of teachers using this program has been that students’ understanding of the problems is enhanced when teachers mark the student submissions and use the materials provided to give feedback.

TOPICS

Ramanujan:

Includes fast arithmetic, special numbers (squares, triangular numbers, primes), counting techniques, polyominoes and specific problem-solving techniques.

*New edition in 2020.

Newton:

Includes estimation, polyhedra, divisibility, sequences, patterns (including Fibonacci numbers), colouring graphc, arithmetics in different bases and specific problem-solving techniques.

*New edition in 2021.

Dirichlet:

Includes logic problems, sequences, tessellations, counting techniques, primes and composites, clock arithmetic and specific problem-solving techniques.

*New edition in 2022.

Euler:

Includes prime decomposition and the Euclidean algorithm,
further counting techniques, graphs and networks, methods of proof including
the pigeonhole principle, introductory Diophantine equations, properties of
angles, other number bases, sequences and figurate numbers, and modular
arithmetic.

*New edition in 2024.

Gauss:

Includes parallels, similarity, Pythagoras’ theorem, using spreadsheets, Diophantine equations, counting techniques and congruences.

Noether:

Includes expansion and factorisation, inequalities, sequences and series, number bases, methods of proof, congruences, circles and tangents.

Pólya:

Includes functions, symmetric polynomials, geometry, inequalities, functional equations, number theory, counting and graph theory.

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Scoring System

Ramanujan, Newton, Dirichlet – 8 problems of 4 marks each. Total 24 marks.

Euler, Gauss – 12 problems of 4 marks each. Total 48 marks.

Noether, Pólya – 16 problems of 4 marks each. Total 64 marks.

Award Criteria

All students receive an award according to the criteria below.

 

Ramanujan, Newton, Dirichlet, Euler and Gauss

  • High Distinction top 10%
  • Distinction the next 15%
  • Credit the next 25%
  • All other students receive a Participation certificate.

Noether and Pólya

  • High Distinction top 15%
  • Distinction the next 15%
  • Credit the next 30%
  • All other students receive a Participation certificate.
Sample Maths Enrichment problems

Try our sample program excerpts for a taste of some typical Maths Enrichment Problems.

Each sample includes content drawn from Student Notes provided with the Enrichment package.

Ramanujan Student Notes sample

Newton Student Notes sample

Dirichlet Student Notes sample

Euler Student Notes sample

Gauss Student Notes sample

Noether Student Notes sample

Note — Noether sample is from a previous edition

Polya Student Notes sample

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