Secondary schools program

We are committed to working with secondary schools within Canberra and around the country to get students excited about mathematics and equip them with the tools required to study at university.

Below are details of some of the regular activities that we run.

ANU Maths Day

Maths Day 2021 - Friday 28 May

The proposed date of Friday 28 May, 2021 has been scheduled pending the easing of current COVID-19 restrictions. If restrictions remain in place, a virtual event format will be considered.

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.

Practice questions:

ANU Secondary College courses »

Designed for year 11 and 12 students who wish to take advanced courses in mathematics. More information on these courses can be viewed in the pathways section of this site.

Canberra Mathematics Enrichment »

The Canberra Mathematics Enrichment program consists of enrichment sessions, and the option of participating in the International Tournament of Towns - an international competition organised from Moscow in which Canberra students have participated for many years.

The program is organised in conjunction with the Australian Mathematics Trust at the University of Canberra.

School teachers and principals invite students to participate in the program, with the aims of:

  • fostering enjoyment in mathematics
  • developing problem-solving skills
  • preparing for the International Tournament of Towns competition.

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