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Thursday, July 27th 2017

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Australian Mathematics Competition

The Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) was introduced in Australia in 1978 as the first Australia-wide mathematics competition for students. It has become the largest single event on the Australian education calendar, allowing students to attempt the same tasks on the same day in over 30 countries around the globe.

Students are asked to solve 30 problems in 75 minutes (Years 7–12). The problems are designed to test mathematical thinking rather than focus on calculations themselves, thus such questions are designed so that they can be answered just as quickly without a calculator as with one. The problems get more difficult through the competition, so that by the end they are challenging to the most gifted students.

The competition takes place on Thursday 27 July during school hours. Due to the challenging nature of the competition, students will be selected based on their mathematical ability. Students will be informed by the end of the first week of Term 3 if they are taking part.

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