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Tripartisan perspective on mathematical workforce

This is a joint submission representing the shared perspectives of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) on the importance of sustained measures to nurture and grow a quantitatively literate workforce in Australia. Click here to download the article

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2023 AMT Programs and Key Dates

We look forward to you joining us in 2023. Here’s our calendar of programs, competitions and key dates for the year. In 2023, to support you and your students’ participation and with upgrades to our competition delivery, we offer you: Free collated preparation problem bundles for CAT and AMC via Problemo in the weeks leading

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Australian students rank highly in International Olympiad in Informatics

Australia’s brightest informatics students have finished competing at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), held 7-15 August 2022. The IOI program, which sees the Australian students taking part supported by the not-for-profit Australian Maths Trust, resulted in all team members being awarded silver medals and ranking highly amongst a pool of 346 of the best

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Australian team ranks in top third in the world at International Maths Olympiad in Norway

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

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Australian Olympiad Teams Announcement

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.

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Optiver extends its sponsorship of the Australian Maths Trust Olympiad programs

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,

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Australian Maths Trust announces Belinda Robinson as new Chair

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

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In memory of the Trust’s inaugural Chair and former UC Vice Chancellor Don Aitkin

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

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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

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Australian team announced for 2022 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad

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. The Australian EGMO team was announced in a virtual announcement on Sunday, 20 February 2022. The four

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Enthusiastic female STEM professionals needed to mentor young girls

Curious Minds is a hands-on extension and mentoring program to ignite girls’ passion in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Curious Minds needs enthusiastic women to become Curious Minds STEM Coaches to help empower girls to excel in STEM.

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We’re working from home due to stay-at-home restrictions

As we’re Canberra-based, we’re now working from home, due to stay-at home restrictions from 5pm 12 August. You can still reach us on phone and email.

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Australia brings home gold, silver and bronze at international maths Olympiad

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

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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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