The Maths Olympiad program is a maths competition where students use and develop their problem solving skills and applied mathematics.
Schools across Australia and New Zealand all take part in the Olympiads that are held monthly between May and November.
Because this is an advanced program that requires a commitment to attend one training session each week teachers will hand out invitations to join this group.
The group is run by the Principal, Mr McKinlay and together with the students we explore problem solving strategies.
About the Maths Olympiads
- The Maths Olympiads consist of 5 separate contests, 1 per month from May to September.
- Registered schools can enter teams of up to 30 students in the Olympiads.
- Students compete on an individual basis and must complete each of the 5 contest papers to be eligible for awards.
- Team scores are calculated after the 5th contest by the sum of the top 10 overall student scores within the team
Aims of the Maths Olympiads
- To introduce students to important mathematical concepts
- To teach major strategies and develop flexibility for problem solving
- To foster creativity and ingenuity and strengthen intuition
- To stimulate enthusiasm and enjoyment for mathematics
- To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenges