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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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Australia’s girls’ maths team places best-ever 12th at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

In April four talented young Australian women competed in the 9th annual European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO). The Australian team placed 12th out of 52 competing countries and 204 contestants, scoring gold, silver and bronze medals. The 2020 team’s achievement builds on its strong past performances of 20th in 2018 and 14th in 2019. The

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COVID-19 updates

Please see this page for AMT’s updates as we respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These changes include: Changes to AMT competitions – including additional rounds, and competing online Free maths and informatics resources to aid in remote learning

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Australian team announced for 2020 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

Left to right: Thanom Shaw (Team Leader), Mikaela Gray, Grace He, Claire Huang, Ruiying Wu, Elizabeth Yevdokimov, Michelle Chen (Deputy Team Leader)   In April, four Australian high school students will be competing in the 2020 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), an international mathematics competition for female school-aged students. This is the third year that

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AMC and CAT competitions back in 2020 to make maths fun again

Mathematics The Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) is the leading mathematics competition in the country. Over the last four decades, more than 15 million students in years 3-12 have taken part in this 30-question competition that is presented on paper or online. Australia’s leading educators and academics, with a deep understanding of national curriculum standards, design

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AMT State Director of Victoria shares why she loves the AMC

In writing this article I started to think about words starting with A, M and C that would describe one of the largest maths competitions in Australia. If you want to be analytical, be a mathematician and be creative all at the same time then the AMC is the competition for you. It provides an

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Letter from an AMT parent

Dear Australia Mathematics Trust, In year 6, it was evident our mathematically gifted boy had come to hate maths, the direct result of an educational approach geared towards ensuring no mathematical building blocks are missed—fine for most children, but not appropriate to the genuinely gifted child and their need for the challenge. What really saddened

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