This year at St Andrew’s we are proud to invite all students in Grades 3-6 to compete in the online Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) to be held on Thursday August 1st. This is a great opportunity for all students to participate in a National Competition and challenge their Mathematical thinking.
Below is information from the AMC website in regards to the competition:
The Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) has been held annually since 1978.
One of the largest annual events on the Australian education calendar, the AMC was the first competition of its kind in Australia and is now one of the largest of its type in the world. More than 30 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. The AMC consists of five separate papers, each with 30 questions in the Middle Primary (years 3 and 4), Upper Primary (years 5 and 6), Junior (years 7 and 8), Intermediate (years 9 and 10) and Senior (years 11 and 12) divisions. Time allowed is 60 minutes for the primary papers.
Over 1000 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.
The AMC is run by the not-for-profit Australian Maths Trust (AMT). 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.
In order to prepare students for the AMC try our online practice problems. Our website www.amt.edu.au also provides details of other valuable mathematics and informatics enrichment programs offered by the AMT.
If you would like your child to participate in the Australian Mathematics Competition, could you please complete the permission slip already sent home and return by this Friday 28th June. We hope you can encourage your child to participate in this great Maths opportunity!
Michael McDonough and Kelli Johnston