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Australian Maths Trust

Run Competitions and Programs

Competition requirements - supervision

To maintain the integrity of the competition, participating students must be supervised in-person at all times. Supervisors must ensure that competition conditions are maintained for the duration of the competition.

A supervisor may be a teacher or other staff member. Students are NOT permitted to supervise other students. One supervisor is required per 40 students participating.

We strongly recommend that the coordinators meet with supervisors before the competition to brief them on the requirements and provide them with the Supervisor Instructions sheet found in the Coordinators
Handbook.

For online competitions, supervisors will be required to help students log in to the student competition portal

Competition requirements - competition environment

The competition must be conducted in a controlled environment where students can be directly supervised in person. Provide a safe place to store students’ mobile phones during the competition. The online competition has its own timer.


Each student must be provided with:
• their own desk and chair
• ample supply of pencils, erasers and scrap paper
• a computer or tablet with internet access (for online competitions only).

 

Pocket or scientific calculators are permitted for the CAT competition, and the Middle and Upper Primary divisions of KSF and AMC only. Printed language dictionaries are permitted for all competitions.

System requirements - online competitions

The online competition is a cloud-based application and only needs broadband connectivity and an internet browser. There is no software installation required.

All our competitions have been tested on the following devices, browsers and operating systems:

Desktop computer

  • Chrome 109 in Microsoft Windows 10/11
  • MacOS and ChromeOS
  • Edge Version 109
  • Safari Version 16.1
  • Firefox Versions\ 109
  • Internet Explorer not supported
  • Windows 7/8.1 not supported

iPad/tablets

  • Chrome for Android 109
  • Safari on iOS 16.2

Competitions must not be done on mobile phones.

Make sure that student browsers are a fully released version from the software provider and that there are no settings preventing JavaScript from running.

User tests

We strongly recommend you test the competition on your school systems and equipment prior to competition day, using our user tests. The user tests are available on the AMT’s student competition portal.

Two user tests are available:
1. The system “Compatibility Test”, should be done by your IT department, technical administrator or teacher in charge to ensure that the competition can be accessed and viewed correctly using school systems and devices.
2. The user “Navigation Test” is a test for students to familiarise themselves with the competition portal before using it under competition conditions.

The compatibility test should be done before the navigation test.

The tests should be run using:
• all devices to be used in the competition, as individual permission settings may affect access
• iPads or other tablets if they are to be used
• different student account types if permissions vary across account types.

You do not need to log in to access the user tests.

How to place an order

Only teachers and staff at a verified school, home school or coaching clinic can register students in AMT competitions.

If your school does not yet have an account with us, please email us at competitions@amt.edu.au to request verification.

If your school already has an account with us, there will be a designated Teacher Approver at your school who is able to approve new users. 

To submit a registration request, go to AMT’s administration portal. After you have submitted your request, an email will be sent to your Teacher Approver to verify your credentials and approve your registration.

After your registration has been approved, you will be able to log in to the portal and see the competitions that are available to order in your country or jurisdiction.

All customers must read and accept the AMT Terms and Conditions before placing an order.

Note: Competition updates and information will be emailed to the person who placed the order. If this person is not running the competition, they will need to forward any communications from us to the competition coordinator.

The KSF competition can only be sat online. 

Detailed information on how to run the KSF in your school can be found in the Competition handbook.

The handbook includes information on:

  • preparing for an online competition
  • system requirements for online competitions
  • how to generate usernames and passwords for students
  • coordinator checklist
  • supervisor instructions
  • student instructions
  • online trouble-shooting guide

Bebras Challenge is new to the AMT in 2024.

It is a fun and engaging online computational thinking challenge for Australian students in Years 3 to 12.

The Challenge is open twice a year for three weeks and students can participate individually or in teams of up to four.

This is a free Challenge. Teachers will need to place an order (at no cost) before registering their students.

More details on how to run the Bebras Challenge in your school is coming soon!

Information on how to run our online competitions can be found in the Competition handbook.

Find out more about Bebras.

The CAT competition can be sat online or on printed paper. 

Detailed information on how to run the CAT in your school can be found in the Competition handbook.

The handbook includes information on:

  • key dates and times
  • competition requirements
  • preparing for the competition (online and paper)
  • coordinator checklist
  • supervisor instructions
  • student instructions
  • online system requirements and trouble shooting guide.

Key points for CAT  – online

  • Teachers will need to log in to our administration portal before the competition to export and print usernames and passwords
  • Usernames are unique and cannot be photocopied
  • We recommend you do our two user tests prior to the competition:
    • the compatibility test allows you to test your IT system, browser and devices 

    • the navigation test is for student to familiarise themselves with the platform

Key points for CAT – paper

  • Teachers will need to log in to our administration portal before the competition to generate, download and print student answer sheets
  • Answer sheets have unique QR codes and cannot be photocopied
  • Completed answer sheets should be uploaded to our admin portal for grading by Tuesday 9 May 

The OUCC competition can only be sat online. 

Detailed information on how to run the OUCC in your school can be found in the Competition handbook.

The handbook includes information on:

  • preparing for an online competition
  • system requirements for online competitions
  • how to generate usernames and passwords for students
  • coordinator checklist

Preparing for the competition

  • Teachers will need to log in to our administration portal before the competition to export and print usernames and passwords
  • Usernames are unique and cannot be photocopied
  • We recommend you do our two user tests prior to the competition:
    • the compatibility test allows you to test your IT system, browser and devices 

    • the navigation test is for student to familiarise themselves with the competition platform

Preparing your students for the competition

We strongly recommend you prepare your students for the OUCC content using tutorials and examples provided by UK Bebras who run the OUCC internationally. Be sure to find the right OUCC tutorial to suit your students, as our divisions differ from the UK competition.
  • UK Junior and Intermediate OUCC tutorial = 10 to 14 years old (Aus Year 6 to 8 approximately)

  • UK Senior and Elite OUCC tutorial = 14 to 18 years old (Aus Year 9 to12 approximately)

The AMC can be sat online or on printed paper. 

Detailed information on how to run the AMC in your school can be found in the Competition handbook.

The handbook includes information on:

  • key dates and times
  • competition requirements
  • preparing for the competition (online and paper)
  • coordinator checklist
  • supervisor instructions
  • student instructions
  • online system requirements and trouble shooting guide.

Key points for AMC – online

  • Teachers will need to log in to our administration portal before the competition to export and print usernames and passwords
  • Usernames are unique and cannot be photocopied
  • We recommend you do our two user tests prior to the competition:
  • The compatibility test allows you to test your IT system, browser and devices 
  • The navigation test is for student to familiarise themselves with the platform

Key points for AMC – paper

  • Teachers will need to log in to our administration portal before the competition to generate, download and print student answer sheets
  • Answer sheets have unique QR codes and cannot be photocopied
  • Completed answer sheets should be uploaded to our admin portal for processing and grading by Wednesday 9 August 2023.

Instructions on how to generate answer sheets can be found here

Maths Challenge is a long-form program delivered by teachers over 3-4 weeks using paper-based materials. Detailed information on how to run the program is provided in the printed Teacher Guide which is provided to participating schools.

Information on how to record and submit student results to the AMT can be found in the Maths Challenge Coordinator Instruction Sheet

Maths Enrichment is a long-form program delivered by teachers over 12-16 weeks using paper-based materials. Detailed information on how to run the program is provided in the printed Teacher Guide which is provided to participating schools.

Information on how to record and submit student results to the AMT can be found in the Maths Enrichment Coordinator Instruction Sheet 

A new Edition of the Euler Student Notes is being published in 2024. Find out more about the 2024 edition

The AIO competition is sat online only. 

Detailed information on how to run the AIO can be found here

The urls for the student competition are:

Intermediate division (up to Year 10) https://intermediate.aio.edu.au

Senior division (Year 11 and 12) https://senior.aio.edu.au

Students will not be able to log in until competition day on Th 24 August.

The AIMO competition is a paper-based competition.

After registration, teachers will need to generate and download student answersheets from our Admin Portal. Competition papers can be downloaded and printed from the day before the competition.

Detailed information on how to run the AIMO can be found in the AIMO Coordinator Instruction Sheet

AIMO Competition Certification Form including consent to publish student names on AMT website.

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