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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It’s ironic that a contest inspired by the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) has taken 28 years to become a fixture on the Australian maths calendar. Founded in 1991, Kangourou Sans Frontières (Kangaroo Without Borders) was named by two French mathematicans as an homage to Australia’s leading maths competition. It is now one of the globe’s
Longtime AMT board member Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger AM FAA has been awarded the 2019 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science in recognition of her incredible contribution to mathematics research and education in Australia and around the world. Professor Praeger is well known for inspiring new generations of mathematicians from her base at The University
It’s time for the Australian Maths Trust (AMT) to celebrate the achievements of our Australian students and teachers for 2019. We are seeking nominations for our 2019 AMT Inspiring Student and AMT Teacher Awards in each state. Further details on the AMC Awards criteria can be found here: https://www.amt.edu.au/amc-awards-criteria The AMT Inspiring Student Award is awarded to an Australian high-school student who
Australia’s informatics team has continued its tradition of stellar international performances at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in Azerbaijan. The IOI was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from August 4-11 and official results have now been released. The Australians competed against teams from 86 other countries, scoring one gold, one silver and two bronze medals
The Australian Maths Trust (AMT) has successfully bid to host the 2025 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Melbourne.
This month we sent six incredible young men to represent Australia at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Bath, United Kingdom and they have done their country proud. Now that the team is back on home soil, we are celebrating another brilliant result, with the team receiving two gold medals, one silver and three bronze medals,