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 unique AMC problems each year and the competition is then run by teachers in schools. AMT offers ongoing support and resources to schools prior to and on the day of the competition.
The growing importance of programming and informatics has seen AMT’s Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) competition go from strength to strength over the last 10 years.
Held online, the CAT competition is a one-hour problem-solving competition designed to encourage student curiosity and promote multiple modes of thinking.Neither teachers nor students need computer programming ability, but the competition does help identify students’ computer programming potential — and is an ideal activity to encourage students from any mathematics class to solve real-world problems.