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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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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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Kangourou Sans Frontières maths competition to return in 2020

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

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Cheryl Praeger wins 2019 PM’s Prize for Science

  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

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AMT Inspiring Student and Teacher Awards

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

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Aussie Olympiad team all medal in Azerbaijan

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

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