Maths Challenge | Australian Maths Trust


Taking you another step closer to expanding the world’s supply of creative young problem solvers.

What teachers and students think

The registration system is for teachers only. If you are not a teacher, please contact your teacher and direct them here.

Maths Challenge will open in March-Sept 2020

Cost: $A18.50 for years 3—6, $A25.50 for years 7—10

The module is designed for students in years 3–10 and is usually conducted over 3 to 4 consecutive weeks between March and early June (but the timing of 3 to 4 weeks is up to your school). In 2020, this period has been extended, with registrations closing on June 26 and results due back to AMT at the start of term 4 – Monday 12 October. This allows for flexibility in your schedule to cater for all students. 

All study materials will be provided and you’ll be given a range of support materials including module handbook, sample letter to parents, posters, student problems, teacher guide, extension problems, marking schemes, stats reports, and more.  

Download a poster for your classroom!

There are separate problem sets for primary students in years 3–4 and those in years 5–7. Primary students can attempt four problems individually or in groups of up to 3 students registered for the module.
There are different problem sets for secondary students in years 7–8 and those in years 9–10. Secondary students can attempt six problems
individually or with another student also registered for the module.
Each problem has several parts and may take some time to solve. Students must individually write up their own solutions for each problem.
Allow one class period (or equivalent time) per week to support students and monitor their progress. Students may need at least another hour or two study time per week. Teachers can mark the solutions (about 20 minutes per paper) or can have marking done through AMT. Results are due back to the Australian Maths Trust at the start of term 4 – Monday 12 October. On completion, all students will receive a certificate based on their performance.

Challenge entry fees for 2020 are $18.50 per primary student (years 3—6) and $25.50 per secondary student (years 7—10). Price inclusive of GST for Australian schools.

  • Registrations open in late January 2020 and close on 26 June.
  • School results are to be submitted to AMT at the start of term 4 – Monday 12 October.

If you’d like to chat with someone about the Maths Challenge, simply call us on 02 6201 5136 or email

Registered home-schools

Teachers in home-schools are eligible to register as school co-ordinators and run our competitions. If you would like to do so, please download, fill out and return this registration form to this email address with proof of your home school registration in your state or territory.

An extract of the 2019 handbook with details of how to run the Challenge.

A sample letter for teachers to send to parents to explain what the Maths Challenge is all about.


For the Challenge module, we give you a range of support materials including sample letters to seek parent support, problem booklets, teacher guides (questions, solutions, marking, schemes, etc), awards certificates and stats reports.

Suitable for students in years 3–12, this school-based maths competition reaches a global audience and attracts more than 250,000 entries each year.

Our competitions and programs empower students to become better problem solvers in school, so they can be creative solution finders in life.

Combining two residential camps (December and July) with individual mentoring, this invitational program is for girls in years 8–10 who have shown potential in STEM subjects.