2021 Australian Mathematics Competition Done & ‘Descartes’ed!

Last Thursday, 26 eager Canterbury mathematicians from across Years 7-12 flexed their problem-solving muscles in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC), run by the Australian Mathematics Trust.

This competition is internationally recognised and has been held annually since 1978, with students from over 30 countries involved.

Students answer a set of 30 questions online in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior divisions.

The competition provides the opportunity to test critical thinking skills against others from around the country.

There is an emphasis on problem-solving and the questions are designed to be fun and accessible.

Around 50% of participants qualify to receive a Certificate of High Distinction, Distinction or Credit.

All other competition entrants receive a Certificate of Participation or a Proficiency Certificate.

Prize winners for outstanding results are also given free entry into the 2021 Australian Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad (AIMO), which is the first screening competition for the prestigious Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee Invitational Program.

We await our 26 students’ results with anticipation!

Mr Chris Pollock
Head of Mathematics
Canterbury College