Dr Norm Hoffman, Ms Noemi Reynolds & Mr Rom Cirillo with the High Distinction students
The Mathematics Problem Solving Program has been in operation since 1992 when it was initiated by Dr Norm Hoffman. It was originally held for over 20 years at Edith Cowan University. In 2013 the program was rebadged as The Western Australian Mathematics Problem Solving Program (WAMPSP) and now operates at Perth Modern School in Subiaco. In 2016 ownership of the program was passed to The Mathematical Association of Western Australia (MAWA).
The program provides mathematics problem-solving classes for mathematically highly gifted students aged 10 to 15, though exceptionally highly gifted students of a younger age can apply. Each year more than 220 students are enrolled in the program. The program is year-long and operates during term-time after school. It is linked to the Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians; a national program of the Australian Mathematics Trust.