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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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Australian Maths Trust wins right to host IMO in 2025

The Australian Maths Trust (AMT) has successfully bid to host the 2025 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Melbourne.

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IMO 2019 team places 18th in the world

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,

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Young ICT explorers unleash their imaginations at digIT

64 Western Australia and South Australian school students returned to The University of Western Australia from the 15-18 July during the school holidays to wrap up the 2019 digIT program.  digIT is a Government funded program administered by the Australian Mathematics Trust. Over the past several months, the digIT students have been busy exploring a

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APMO 2019 scores revealed

Australian students’ unofficial results for the 2019 APMO are listed below.   Please note:  Results are AMT endorsed marks, not official APMO marks   Optiver is the national sponsor of the Australian Informatics and Mathematics Olympiad programs.

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Celebrations and wise words shared at AOTA 2019

Monday 24 July was a time of celebration for 27 students who were announced as Australia’s representatives for this year’s international mathematics and science Olympiads at the Australian Olympiad Team Announcement (AOTA) held at Parliament house. These students have spent hundreds of hours in preparation to be selected to take on the world’s best. Proud

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Olympiad team’s success highlights bright future for women in maths

Four Aussie girls represented Australia in the 2019 European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) in Kyiv, Ukraine. Our team competed against 196 young women from 49 countries and achieved an outstanding result, winning two silver medals and two honorable mentions for Australia. The team smashed expectations with Australia placing 14th out of 50 counties.

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AMT and Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers sign MoU

Great teachers should always be celebrated and Sydney University will be doing just that this month, holding an interdisciplinary STEM-based conference to celebrate the life of Associate Professor Leon Poladian.

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The Poladian Project

Great teachers should always be celebrated and Sydney University will be doing just that this month, holding an interdisciplinary STEM-based conference to celebrate the life of Associate Professor Leon Poladian.

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