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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

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Young Australians medal at international informatics Olympiad

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

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Young rising stars to represent Australia in international maths and informatics Olympiad teams

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

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Australian team announced for 2021 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

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

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Introducing the new Computational and Algorithms Discovery Series – now on Problemo Student

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,

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Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger AC honoured in 2020 Australia Day Honours List

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

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Position vacant – mathematicians

We’re expanding our team of in-house mathematicians and have two mathematician positions available. Mathematician Mathematician (computational and algorithmic thinking) Each role: is one-year contract (there may be the possibility for extension) is part-time (0.5FTE) has a salary of $44,460. Applicants can be based anywhere in Australia (they do not need to be Canberra based) and

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2020 BH Neumann Award winners announced

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

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Janine Sprakel joins the Australian Maths Trust

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

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Problemo – an online platform helping teachers make maths more meaningful for students

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

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Australian students shine in international maths and informatics Olympiads

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

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Introducing AMC Reloaded

For the first time ever, we’re offering an at-home competition with the same questions as the 2020 Australian Maths Competition (AMC) online. It’s the AMC… reloaded. Which means for school-age children wanting  sit there’s no pressure. AMC Reloaded has all the questions are from this year’s AMC but you can sit anytime, anywhere. And yes—parents

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Welcome Problemo

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

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Meet the volunteers – Rachel Theunissen

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

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Meet the volunteers – Cath Griffin

Cath Griffin is the Australian Mathematics Competition Director in QLD and she shares a bit about herself and how she came to be an Australian Maths Trust volunteer…   I experienced the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) for the first time when I was in year 8, achieving a high distinction. The teacher who had marked

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