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Australian Maths Competition

Register by Friday 8 June for the internationally-recognised Australian Maths Competition

The Australian Mathematics Competition will be held on Thursday 9 August 2018. Your child is invited to enter this internationally-recognised competition. The cost per student is $6.50 – please complete the Entry Slip (download below) and return to student services no later than Friday 8 June.

Believed to be the largest annual event on the Australian education calendar, the AMC was the first competition of its kind, starting here in 1978 and now one of the largest of its type in the world. More than 40 countries participate each year.

The competition aims to be accessible to all students from Years 3 to 12, not just the mathematically gifted. There is an emphasis on problem solving, a valuable life skill, and the questions are designed to be fun for the student.

Over 1,000 students share the prizes and around 50% of participants qualify to receive a Certificate of High Distinction, Distinction or Credit. All other entrants in the competition receive a Certificate of Participation or a Proficiency Certificate. All students are also provided with a detailed report showing how they performed on each problem with wider statistical rankings.

Although it is aimed at the average student, the AMC also identifies gifted students. A prestigious Australian Mathematics Competition medal is awarded to students with an outstanding result, both within a region and overall in the competition.  It is worth noting that Australia’s leading mathematicians under the age of 40 were discovered and developed as a result of taking part in the AMC. The AMC is administered by the not-for-profit Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT), which is under the Trusteeship of the University of Canberra. The problems created for AMC papers are set to the highest possible standards by volunteer teams of the most experienced mathematics teachers and academics in the country.

The Australian Mathematics Trust has an unparalleled, unblemished record for the integrity and reliability of its papers.

Mrs Karen Lichnovsky, Head of Mathematics