ANU Maths Day
Young maths enthusiasts from across the region find out how their numbers measure up when they battle it out in a test of mind and muscles at ANU Maths Day. Teams of five year 12 students take part in mathematical challenges designed to build teamwork skills and promote a love of maths. The day is divided into four challenges:
- a group of story problems
- a swiss find the rule problem
- a cross number puzzle
- and the day’s highlight, the relay – a test of brainpower and physical stamina.
ANU Maths Day has been running in the ACT since 1982. The University's competition includes contestants from schools in Canberra, Wollongong, the South Coast, Southern Highlands and Sydney. The day gives the students a chance to meet another 160 like-minded young people who are into mathematics, which is particularly important for people from smaller schools. ANU Maths Day isn’t all about being the cleverest or the brightest. Activities are formulated to ensure that everyone can have a go and have fun while taking part in some healthy and rigorous competition.
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National Mathematics Summer School
The National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS) is a program for the discovery and development of mathematically gifted and talented high school students from all over Australia.
During NMSS, students participate in a number of courses on different branches of mathematics not typically studied as part of the school curriculum. Each course is delivered in a series of lectures and small-group tutorials. Private study in the evening also gives students time to puzzle over problems and absorb what they have learned during the day.
The main course is Number Theory, which is studied in depth over the two weeks. Other courses which each run for one week vary from year to year and have in the past included:
- Chaos Theory
- Knot Theory
- Languages and Automata
- Projective Geometry
Accommodation is provided on campus and students enjoy a range of social activities.
National Indigenous Summer School
The National Indigenous Summer School brings together Year 10 and 11 indigenous students, from across Australia, providing an opportunity to experience university life as they participate in hands-on activities cross the Science and Engineering disciplines.
ANU hosted the inaugural National Indigenous Summer School in 2016. The program has expanded to include Humanities and Social Science disciplines, and is a joint initiative between the ANU Tjabal Centre and all seven colleges across the ANU.
The STEMM stream consists of disciplines from the College of Science, College of Health & Medicine and the College of Engineering Computer Science.
National Youth Science Forum
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is a 10-day residential program held in January, for students entering Year 12. Each year the Australian National University hosts students from around Australia as part of the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF).
The program is designed to give students a broad perspective of the diverse career pathways in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage study in these fields.
The NYSF is run by youth for youth.
Looking to inspire your students with stories from amazing female mathematicians from Australia and New Zealand?
The Australian Women of Mathematics exhibit is an artistic and scientific project that offers a glimpse into the world of mathematics through photographs and excerpts of interviews of thirteen women mathematicians throughout Australia and New Zealand.
If you are interested in showcasing this exhibition to your class, you can visit the exhibition website to coordinate.