ABOUT THE APSMO MATHS GAMES



The Maths Games competition provides an opportunity for mainstream students in Years 5 and 6 to learn valuable problem solving skills and exposes them to the application of mathematical problem solving strategies and techniques. Teams of high-achieving Year 4 students may also be considered for entry to the Maths Games competition as a precursor to the Maths Olympiad.

The Maths Games is aligned with the Australian curriculum and focuses on challenging students to think laterally and creatively when solving mathematically-based problems.

Main aims of the Program
  • Introduce students to important mathematical concepts
  • Teach major strategies and develop flexibility for problem solving
  • Foster creativity and ingenuity and strengthen intuition
  • Stimulate enthusiasm and enjoyment of mathematics
  • Provide for the satisfaction, joy and thrill of meeting challenges
Format of the Program
  • The annual APSMO Maths Games consist of 5 separate contests, one per month from May to September
  • Registration for the Maths Games is open to any registered school within Australia and New Zealand
  • Registered schools can enter teams of up to 30 students in the Maths Games
  • Students must be in a team - individual registration is not possible
  • The Maths Games questions are completed individually by each member within the team. Collaboration on answers is not allowed