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Australian Maths Trust

AMT is the new home for the Bebras Challenge in Australia

AMT is the new home for the Bebras Challenge in Australia

The Australian Maths Trust (AMT) is excited to announce our new role as the National Bebras Organiser for Australia.

The Bebras Challenge (Bebras) is an international computational thinking challenge for primary and secondary school students. Around 3 million students globally participate in the challenge each year. 

“The AMT has decades of experience in delivering computational and algorithmic thinking competitions and programs,” says AMT CEO Nath Ford. “We are very excited about adding the Bebras Challenge to our suite of competitions. We see it as an important opportunity, particularly for younger students, to engage in fun and interactive activities that nurture and develop their computational thinking and problem-solving skills.”

The AMT’s Computational and Algorithmic Thinking competition first started in 2005, and now attracts more than 20,000 participants in Years 5 to 12 from around the world. The AMT is also the official Australian delivery organisation for the Oxford University Computing Challenge – a challenge that encourages students to produce programmed solutions to computational thinking problems. 

For students who want to excel at informatics and computer science, the AMT supports the Australian Informatics Olympiad programming competition and is the official authorised organisation supporting Australia’s national teams in the International Olympiad in Informatics and the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad. In 2024 the AMT will send Australia’s first team to compete in the European Girls’ Olympiad in Informatics in the Netherlands. 

The Bebras Challenge was previously delivered in Australia by CSIRO funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources through the Digital Careers Grant. CSIRO supports the transition to the AMT and is providing sponsorship during 2024 to support us in delivering the Bebras Challenge in Australia. 

More information about the AMT’s Bebras Challenge can be found at amt.edu.au/bebras