Katrina Reece, Head of Learning Enrichment
Registration closes 10 April 2020
Use this link to register for the CAT and/or the Australian Mathematics Competition 2020
Sitting Date 29 April 2020
The CAT competition is a one-hour problem-solving competition designed to encourage student curiosity and promote multiple modes of thinking. It has a mixture of multiple-choice and integer answers and incorporates ‘three-stage tasks’ that encourage students to develop informal algorithms and apply them to test data of increasing size or complexity.
Neither teachers nor students need computer programming ability, but the competition does help identify students’ computer programming potential.
School-based maths competitions don’t get much bigger than the AMC—with more than 15 million entries since 1978 and students in more than 30 countries attempting the same problems each year.
The AMC is an engaging 30-problem competition that demonstrates the importance and relevance of mathematics in students’ everyday lives; it is open to students in years 3 to 12. Australia’s leading educators and academics, with a deep understanding of our national curriculum standards, actively design the unique AMC problems each year.
For more information see: The Australian Maths Trust
Sitting Date 20 May 2020
Registration closes 13 April 2020
Ages: Years 7-10
The Big Science Competition is a 50 minute, multiple choice competition which tests critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, not just factual recall. Questions are set in real-life, contemporary contexts, making them relatable and interesting. Take a look at some sample questions.
More information on The Big Science Competition
Register Here: Big Science Competition 2020
“I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you again for having Annie and I last week. We had such a brilliant time working with the students and it was fantastic to see how they were using the skills they learnt from last year’s program and building on them in the workshops we ran with them this year.” (Scott Millar - CEO BOP Industries)
BOP have very generously shared all of their resources for our use, they can be accessed here: BOP Innovation Days Resources 2020
Any parents wishing to provide feedback on our Innovation Days and sessions, please click here: Innovation Days Parent Feedback 2020