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Six of Australia’s brightest mathematics students have this week participated in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Norway, where their results have just seen Australia rank 29th out of the 104 countries that took part, achieving five medals and an Honourable Mention for their efforts. The six students from schools in NSW and Victoria, ranging
Top Aussie kids picked to compete at world science and maths games Teams announcement at Parliament House, Canberra, 20 June 2022 31 of Australia’s brightest high school scientists and mathematicians have won selection to represent Australia at the UNESCO-sanctioned International Science, Informatics and Mathematical Olympiads – the world’s toughest maths and science competitions for teenagers.
The Australian Maths Trust (AMT) is excited to announce that Optiver has extended its sponsorship of the AMT Olympiad programs for a further four years to 2025. “We are pleased to announce that our partnership with Optiver, our national sponsor of the Australian Informatics and Mathematical Olympiad programs, will continue to 2025,” said Nathan Ford,
At their recent Annual General Meeting, the Members of the Trustee for the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) approved the appointment of the new Board Chair, Belinda Robinson FAICD FRSN, who will start her appointment on 1 July 2022. This is a significant move for the Trust, with Ms Robinson being the first female Chair
Don Aitkin, an academic and writer who led a transformation at the University of Canberra and contributed to organisations including the Australian Maths Trust, has passed away at the age of 84. Donald Alexander Aitkin, born in 1937, became a professor of politics at Macquarie University in 1971 after completing a PhD at the Australian
Australian team achieves gold medal sweep, Australia ranks third in the 2022 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad
Four Australian high school students have competed in the 2022 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), the premier international mathematics competition for young women. The Australian team placed third overall, with each contestant achieving a gold medal for their efforts. Gold medals were only awarded to those who scored 29 or more. Of 222 contestants, only 23
From 6–12 April 2022, four Australian high school students will be competing in the 2022 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), an international mathematics competition for young women. This is the fifth year that Australia will be represented. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs5ZcpyqxgE The Australian EGMO team was announced in a virtual announcement on Sunday, 20 February 2022. The four
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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,