School-based Maths competitions don’t get much bigger than the Australian Mathematics Competition, run by the Australian Maths Trust, with more than 15 million entries since 1978 and students in more than 30 countries attempting the same problems each year.
The school-based competition is for students from lower primary to upper secondary. Entrants in Years 3 to 6 are asked to solve 30 problems in 60 minutes, while those in Years 7 to 12 have 75 minutes to solve more complex problems. The problems get more challenging as the competition progresses, so students of all abilities will be challenged and inspired.
This year we had 50 of our Year 7 and 8 students enter the competition, and our results were fantastic, with 3 Distinctions in Year 7 and 4 Distinctions in Year 8. Our students also received 21 Credits, 21 Proficients and 1 Participation Award. These are great results.