The Western Australian Maths Summer School was reintroduced in 2021 by the Mathematical Association of WA (MAWA) and will next be held in January 2022. Lectures and workshops are held at the University of Western Australia and students stay at the adjoining Trinity College. Our guest presenters are academics & teachers who all specialise in maths enrichment for university and high school students.
Topics explored are number theory, geometry and mathematical modelling with an emphasis on solving challenging problems in mathematics and the real world. While the content will be aimed at very high levels, plenty of support is given and presented to be accessible to Year 11 students. This school is aimed to challenge and develop students’ love and curiosity with Pure and Applied Mathematics. Tutors will be staying at Trinity College to provide one-on-one support with the challenging problems and activities.
The WAMSS also provides recreational activities such as basketball, badminton, pool and a range of other fun activities held at Trinity College; and an excursion will be planned in Perth as well. Time is set aside to make contacts with like-minded students with fun and academic tasks planned.
“The WA Maths Summer School was an engaging and eye-opening experience where I got to learn about interesting new areas of maths while working together and interacting with many like-minded students. Over the course of the five days there, we studied the fields of number theory, minimal surfaces and modular origami, and I really enjoyed taking the time to challenge myself with the problems and try something different to the maths we learn at school. It was also a great privilege to be taught by such passionate and skilled mathematicians as Greg Gamble, Serena Dipierro and Geoffrey Pearce. We had our classes in the new UWA Ezone building, which I found really cool, and the Trinity college where we stayed also provided great facilities and food! Last but not least, I loved meeting other mathematically-minded students there and really enjoyed solving the problems with them as well as playing games together in the evenings. Overall it has been an unforgettable experience and I hope the students who take part in future years enjoy it just as much as I did!”
The experience of Arthur Caspelherr, WAMSS student 2021
When does my WA Maths Summer School application have to be done?
31 July. Earlier is better as it gives your teachers and referees time to do their part.
I would like to sponsor the students who attend WA Maths Summer School
Please contact the MAWA Office firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.