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Primary classes are held fortnightly on Tuesdays, one class at 4pm and one at 5pm.

Junior classes are held fortnightly on Tuesdays, one class at 4pm and one at 5pm.

N.B. These programs run on alternate weeks.

Euler classes are held each Wednesday at 4pm and 5pm.

Gauss classes are held each Thursday at 5pm.

Noether classes run each Thursday at 4pm.

The Junior, Euler, Gauss and Noether classes participate in the national program, Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians, Challenge stage. 

The Euler, Gauss and Noether classes are part of the national program, Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians, Enrichment stage. 

For more information, see https://www.amt.edu.au/maths-challenge

The Challenge and Enrichment Stages of the Program

Each WAMPSP class has a Challenge Stage in the first part of the year and an Enrichment Stage for the remaining part of the year.

For the Challenge Stage the students are given a set of six challenging mathematics problems.  The students have four weeks in which to solve the problems (on their own) and to prepare the solutions. Students participating in the Junior and Intermediate Challenge Stages can work with a partner.

In the Enrichment Stage the students study a number of topics in mathematics.  For each topic a specific problem is set for the students to solve.  As with the Challenge Stage, students complete tasks without outside help and present their solutions for assessment.

Expectations of students

Students enrolled in the program are expected to:

1.  Attend class regularly. Students must follow up on missed work if absent.

2.  Focus on and participate in all class lessons.

3.  Be prepared to think at a higher level than in their regular school classes and to persist when facing difficulties.

4.  Realise that the content and problems are likely to be more difficult than what they have previously encountered.

5.  Come to each class with all the required equipment:

  • 2 ring binder (file)
  • 2 A4 exercise books (one for notes, one in which to complete exercises)
  • A4 file paper (on which to write work to be submitted for marking)
  • Pens (blue, red and black)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Calculator

6.  Complete all follow up exercises and homework.

7.  Participate in the Challenge and Enrichment competitions by submitting competition problems when required, having completed them to the best of their ability.

Submit their solutions all fully worked, properly presented, well set out and in pen and on fresh file paper (or computer paper if any solutions are worked on computer).

It is neither necessary nor desirable to copy out a question before answering it. Summarising the information and/or question is good practice.

We reserve the right to not mark work that is torn out of exercise books, messily scrawled and full of scribbling outs. Furthermore, students must not submit solutions written on original question sheets or books.

Class Communications

Moodle by Moodlecloud is our chief means of communication between staff and students and their parents.

The Parent Information Moodle section is used to let parents know important information. All parents will be given membership of this Moodle page and it may be the only source of critical information such as emergency class cancellations.

The WAMPSP teachers use their class Moodle page to summarise each week’s lesson and to give students access to necessary resources. Hence, all enrolled students have been given membership to the Moodle page relevant to their class, using the student email provided upon enrolment in the WAMPSP.

Students in the Primary and Junior are permitted to use their parents’ email as their student email and we will use this to add them to join their class Moodle. All students in Year 8 or older are required to have their own Moodle membership and, hence their own email addresses. It is requested that students use email addresses provided by their respective schools.

The Hoffman Tables Program

A software package to assist students to improve their mastery of the Tables has been developed. More information on this can be found here.