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  • 2018 annual AMC state award ceremonies announces two new awards!

    12 October, 2018

    The Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) is celebrating the achievements of our students and teachers for 2018 at our annual state award ceremonies across October and November 2018. Schools who participated in the 2018 AMC will have received an email calling for nominations for our two exciting new awards: • The AMT Inspiring Student Award for … Read More

  • Aussie teens score three medals at informatics Olympiad

    12 September, 2018

    MEDIA RELEASE Four Australian programming whizzes stepped up to the challenge at this year’s International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) and scooped up three medals. In a wild finish to the two-day competition and under a live scoreboard, Jerry Mao, Angus Ritossa and Albert Smith all achieved high silvers, narrowly missing the gold medal cut-off. They … Read More

  • AMC comment

    13 August, 2018

    Congratulations to all the students who sat the AMC on Thursday 9 August. It has been brought to our attention that the final page of the AMC Upper Primary paper was posted on a social media site late on Thursday evening.  This is most regrettable as there are some schools who, for unavoidable reasons, sit … Read More

  • MEDIA RELEASE: Students sit Australia’s famous mathematics competition

    9 August, 2018

    Today over 190,000 young Australian students will be sitting the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC).  It is one of Australia’s largest single educational events. Now in its 41st year, the AMC is Australia’s premier mathematical problem-solving competition.  Featuring 30 carefully crafted and engaging problems, the competition helps students explore and develop their problem-solving skills.  The five … Read More

  • AMT congratulates Fields Medallist

    2 August, 2018

    The AMT would like to extend its warm congratulations to Akshay Venkatesh for his achievement in being awarded the Fields Medal. As a very young mathematician, Akshay was a bronze medallist in our 1994 Australian International Mathematical Olympiad team. Akshay’s achievement today is an inspiration for all young Australian problem solvers. The AMT also like to congratulate Emeritus Professor … Read More

  • Aussies win six medals at maths Olympiad

    16 July, 2018

    MEDIA RELEASE While many of us have been watching the World Cup, six young Australians have been kicking goals at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).  Their goal count was 2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals, positioning Australia at number 11 in the country rankings at the contest.  The young team is supported by … Read More

  • Aussie maths Olympians step onto world stage

    11 July, 2018

    Our team of mathematics Olympians have been competing with the best high school students in the world in the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Last week they trained with the British team in Hungary. Follow the team’s experiences here: The Australian team is William Hu (Christ Church … Read More

  • Teachers! Prizes to give away for entries in the 2018 Australian Mathematics Competition

    18 May, 2018

    Only 3 months until the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC)! The AMC is much more than just one day in the year. We specifically design our material to help mathematics teachers around Australia engage their students before and after the competition day. This year, we need your help! We have one … Read More

  • We are deeply saddened by the loss of our esteemed colleague, Alan Parris.

    23 April, 2018

    Alan was a long-serving member and volunteer of the Australian Mathematics Trust in his role as the New Zealand Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) Director. He was a passionate advocate and supporter of the Trust, acting as AMC manager for 35 years in the same school.  Alan was also a founding member of New Zealand’s International … Read More

  • Media release: Success for the Australian high school girls at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

    18 April, 2018

    16 April 2018 The results are in and it’s a silver, two bronze and an honourable mention for Australia’s history making team at the 2018 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO). The team achieved strong results with Grace He finishing with a silver medal, Alice Zhang and Ellen Zheng both receiving bronze medals and Yifan Guo … Read More

  • History making: Australian high school girls attend the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

    9 April, 2018

    This week four Australian high school girls will make history by representing Australia for the first time at the 2018 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), an international mathematics competition for female school-aged students. The Australian EGMO team, who were selected and are supported by the Australian Mathematics Trust, is represented by four mathematically enthusiastic Australian … Read More

  • Attention Brisbane! Mathematics Challenge For Young Australians group

    23 March, 2018

    MCYA group for Brisbane’s high school students Commencing 18 April 2018   Are you a teacher with students who crave mathematics enrichment? A group is being formed for students wishing to participate in the Australian Mathematics Trust’s Challenge and Enrichment stages who do not have a teacher or mentor of the program at their school. … Read More

  • Long-term contributors to the Australian Mathematics Trust receive Medals of the Order of Australia.

    29 January, 2018

    We would like to warmly congratulate Mr Warren Atkins OAM and Assoc Prof David Hunt OAM on receiving Medals of the Order of Australia (OAM) over the weekend. Their long-term contributions to the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT), as members of governance and problems committees, has developed strong foundations for one … Read More

  • Do you dig…IT?

    19 January, 2018

    Do you dig…IT? These students sure do! Our digIT summer residential camp kicked off on 12 January 2018. Sixty Victorian and Tasmanian high school students gathered at Monash University to immerse themselves in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The students had a lot of fun over the five days developing their ICT skills through interactive workshop sessions, guest … Read More

  • Congratulations Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger, AM, on her Doctor of Mathematics honoris causa

    12 December, 2017

    The Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) would like to congratulate Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger, AM, on her Doctor of Mathematics honoris causa, awarded by The University of Queensland on the weekend. She was recognised for her distinguished service to mathematics, her world-leading research and her extended contribution to mathematics education. Emeritus Professor Praeger, AM, is currently … Read More

  • 2017 AMC Medallists announced

    13 November, 2017

    Congratulations to our medallists in the 40th Australian Mathematics Competition! Students from more than 30 countries participated in the AMC this year. Sixty-eight medals were awarded to students in Australia, Bulgaria, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania, presented … Read More

  • AMC results information

    18 October, 2017

    The Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) prize results will no longer be available on the AMT website. Results are sent directly to schools. The AMT is fully focused on the privacy of all students sitting the AMC. If you would like more information about your results, please contact your teacher.

  • MEDIA RELEASE: Australian girls ready to compete on world stage in Mathematics

    20 September, 2017

    MEDIA RELEASE Australia sending team to European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad For the first time Australia has applied to send a team to the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO).  The Australian Mathematics Trust will be using its International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) expertise and resources to identify, train and support the four-member team. EGMO is an international … Read More

  • MEDIA RELEASE – New Award for Top Achieving Girls in Mathematics

    18 September, 2017

    MEDIA RELEASE The top-performing girls in this year’s Australian Mathematics Competition will be awarded the newly created Cheryl Praeger Medal during upcoming awards presentations around the country. The medal is named in honour of prominent Australian mathematician Cheryl Praeger. Cheryl is a foundation member of the Australian Mathematics Trust’s Board and has been Chair of … Read More

  • Save the Date – 2018

    6 September, 2017

    The 2018 dates have been finalised for both the Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) competition and the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC). Registrations will open later in the year, so keep an eye on our website. Competition Date Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) Tuesday 27 March 2018 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) Thursday 9 August 2018   … Read More