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While the world watches the 2021 Olympics Games, students from Australia have pushed through the challenges of COVID-19 to bring home medals from another international competition. Six Australian high school students persevered through extraordinary circumstances and months of rigorous training to compete in this year’s International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Supported by the Australian Maths Trust
Maths teacher survey finds a knowledge and skills gap in Australian classrooms, compounded by remote learning
The latest research from Oxford University Press (OUP) reveals a knowledge and skills gap in Australian Year 7 students, following the transition to secondary school. As a result, students without the necessary pre-requisite knowledge are falling further behind as they move through Years 7–10, with consequences for their longer-term learning. Australian maths teachers were surveyed
Australia’s informatics team have come away with an impressive three bronze medals at this year’s International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). There were 89 countries and 351 students participating virtually in the prestigious competition that ran over two competition days. The official results, announced last night, saw Australia’s top placing go to James King from Brisbane
Talent and hard work have paid off for ten students with a place in the Australian international maths and informatics Olympiad teams. The high school students, from all over Australia, were merit-selected after participating in an annual program of high-level competitions, rigorous training schools and mentoring. The culmination of their training will be competing virtually
Four Australian high school students will be competing in the 2021 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) on 9 to 15 April 2021, an international mathematics competition for young women. This is the fourth year that Australia will be represented and the second time the competition will be held virtually due to COVID disruption. The Australian
We’ve just launched the Computation and Algorithms Discovery Series on Problemo Student which gives students a taste of the kinds of thinking that a computer programmer needs to do every day – but without all the programming! Students in years 3–12 can work through problems at their own pace and on their own devices, anytime,
The Trust congratulates Cheryl Praeger, who served as an inaugural AMT Board member in and Chair of the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee on her receipt of the Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia yesterday. Cheryl was nominated “For eminent service to mathematics, and to tertiary education, as a leading academic
The B. H. Neumann Award for Excellence in Mathematics Enrichment honours the influence of Professor Bernhard H. Neumann AC (1909–2002) who, after his arrival in Australia in 1962, provided outstanding leadership, support and encouragement for mathematics and the teaching of mathematics at all levels. The award is the Australian Maths Trust’s highest honour and acknowledgement that the
Janine Sprakel (McIntosh) has joined the team at the Australian Maths Trust (AMT) as its National Partnerships and Engagement Manager. In this newly created position, Janine will build on AMT’s commitment to develop of nation of creative problem solvers by developing relationships across the mathematical sector, government and industry. Most recently Janine worked at the Australian Mathematical Sciences
The Australian Maths Trust (AMT) has today launched Problemo – a unique online platform that has the potential to change the way mathematical problem solving is taught in Australian and New Zealand classrooms. Problem solving is a central proficiency in the Australian Curriculum and has been identified as one of the top skills needed for
Two teams of Australian high school students have pushed through the extraordinary challenges of COVID to take home gold, silver and bronze in the world’s premiere maths and informatics competitions. All six Victorian students across both teams were able to compete despite the Stage 4 restrictions currently in place. Supported by the Australian Maths Trust
Problemo – our new online resource for teachers and students in pilot phase The pilot release of Problemo was launched on 28 April 2020. Problemo is the Australian Maths Trust’s (AMT’s) new online resource for teachers. The pilot release has more than 150 problems (for teachers of Years 5-6) prepared by the same educators and
Rachel Theunissen has been a volunteer with the Australian Mathematics Trust since 2012 and she shares a bit more about her contribution with us… It has been a very rewarding experience for me and I was very excited when I received an email from Kate Gascoyne from the Australian Maths Trust inviting me to