Feb 25, 2019

Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads

  • Crimson Education
  • Australia and New Zealand


The Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads (APSMO) is a not-for-profit, professional organisation that offers a range of mathematical competitions for students aged from around eight to 14. The programs are unique in that they focus on the students' ability to solve mathematical problems in a creative manner, as opposed to simply reaching a solution using a prescribed method. There are two types of team competition, Maths Olympiad and Maths Games.

The APSMO Maths Olympiad has been operating in primary schools since 1987 and in high schools since 2003. Each year thousands of schools participate in the competition from around Australia and New Zealand. The main aims of the competitions are to introduce students to important mathematical concepts, teach major strategies and develop flexibility for problem solving, foster creativity and ingenuity and strengthen intuition, stimulate enthusiasm and enjoyment of mathematics, and provide for the satisfaction, joy and thrill of meeting challenges.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Schools can register as many teams as they wish, with each team containing up to 30 students

Participation Cost


Highest registration fee is $160 AUS per team

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Students should have some time to familiarise themselves with the different approach to mathematical problem solving of the competition

Time Commitment


Competition takes place over one day and students may be asked to spend some time preparing in advance

Application Deadline

Varies depending on contest

Application Process Includes

Team registered for competiton date by teacher


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