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Maths Olympiad

Interested students are encouraged to participate in the Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads.

This competition allows all students in years 5 and 6 to improve their problem solving strategies through a series of 5 Olympiads over the course of the year. Each Olympiad consists of five separate questions each designed to challenge students' mathematical reasoning skills.


The main aims of the competition are:

* 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 of mathematics

* To provide the satisfaction, joy and thrill of meeting challenges

(APSMO, 2015)


Each student competes as part of the school team as well as an individual.


Visit the APSMO website for further details

Example question:
Example Maths Olympiad question