The Australian Mathematics Challenge is comprised of a series of challenging mathematics-based questions which aim to build creativity and problem-solving skills amongst young mathematicians.
The Maths Challenge takes place over three to four consecutive weeks in Term 1 or Term 2, with the school setting the exact timing. Students receive a problem book containing six problems (years 7 to 10 – Junior and Intermediate levels) or four problems (years 3 to 7 – Middle and Upper Primary levels). Students are required to present written solutions to as many of these problems as they can. The problems are challenging and require time and persistence, but are based on maths that should be known at that level. Students in the Junior and Intermediate levels may work with a partner who has also entered the Challenge, while students in the Primary levels may work in groups of up to three. Separate solutions must be submitted by each student.
All study materials will be provided and you’ll be given a range of support materials including module handbook, sample letter to parents, posters, student problems, teacher guide, extension problems, marking schemes, stats reports, and more.
Maths Challenge will open in March-June 2020
For more information visit the official website here.
Anyone can sign up
Challenge entry fees for 2020 are $18.50 per primary student and $25.50 per secondary student.
Anyone can join but training usually occurs in schools and students should be quite proficient in mathematics
3-4 week commitment but students can work at own pace throughout the week