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2023 WAMPSP Re-enrolments

Please click HERE to view information about re-enrolment for next year.

This is only for re-enrolment.

Please note the WA Mathematics Problem Solving Program(WAMPSP)
is by invitation only.

 

New enrolments for WAMPSP 2023

Please click HERE to view information about enrolment for
NEW students for next year.

This is only for NEW enrolment.

Please note the WA Mathematics Problem Solving Program(WAMPSP)
is by invitation only.

 

Please see below below in
“How to earn a place in WAMPSP”
Please note that applications for 2023 have now closed
You can only enrol if you have received an invitation to do so

 

The Western Australian Mathematics Problem Solving Program has been in operation since it was developed in 1992 by Dr Nathan Hoffman.

Click here for Dr Hoffman’s WAMPSP rationale

The program provides mathematics problem-solving classes for able mathematics students aged 10 to 15, though highly able students of a younger age can apply. Each year over 300 students are enrolled in the program.

WAMPSP challenges students to:

  • Develop mathematical problem-solving skills
  • Develop skills in the logical and effective presentation of solutions
  • Enrich students’ knowledge of mathematics

WAMPSP is designed for children who have a passion and enthusiasm for mathematics, and a determination to persist with challenge.

Each WAMPSP class has a Challenge Stage in the first semester and an Enrichment Stage in the remaining semester that runs in partenership with Maths for Young Australians by the Australian Maths Trust

For 2023, the WAMPSP program will operate some classes face-to-face at UWA, Duncraig Senior High School and Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School.

The majority of WAMPSP classes will be live online via Zoom.

In 2023, classes will be offered at seven levels within the program:

  • Praeger: For Year 4 students – fortnightly
  • Newton: For Year 5 students – weekly
  • Dirichlet: For Year 6 students – weekly
  • Euler: For Year 7 or Year 8 students – weekly
  • Gauss: For Year 8 or Year 9 students – weekly
  • Noether: For Year 9 or Year 10 students – weekly
  • Polya: For Year 10 students – weekly

Classes run during school term time. No classes are held during school holidays.

Our course is run on wampsp.com.au (a Moodle platform) as a means of communication between staff and students and their parents:

The WAMPSP teachers upload their lesson materials, learning resources, set class assignments and inform parents and students in their specific class.

All students and parents will have access to Moodle (wampsp.com.au)

1) BY APPLICATION 

Applications for the 2023 WAMPSP have now closed.

Applications for 2024 will be available here in July 2023.

2) RE-ENROLMENT

WAMPSP re-enrolments for 2023 (2022 students) will open in Mid October 2022.

Re-enrolments are accepted provided a student’s performance throughout their time in the program has met a sufficient standard.

At the time of re-enrolment you will need to pay your fees for 2023 to ensure a place in the program.

3) BY INVITATION

Students who perform at an exceptionally high level, Prize winner or High Distinction, in the 2022 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) may be offered a place in the 2023 year’s program. A letter of invitation will be sent to your child’s school in mid-November and the school will pass this onto your child to bring home. Once you receive the letter you will be able to secure a position in the 2023 program.

 

 

There will be an virtual WAMPSP New Student Information Workshop held via Zoom on Thursday 19 January 2023.

Information about this event and how to register will be available here in early December 2022.

The WAMPSP 2022 Presentation evening will be held on Tuesday 6 December 2022 at UWA.

Existing students will be provided details, via email and during class, of the Presentation evening early November 2022.

Adrian (2005 Beazley Medal winner) Scotch College:

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the exceptional teaching I received in your Mathematics Problem Solving Programme. I found it to be an enriching and intellectually stimulating experience which helped me to achieve academic success and develop lifelong skills . . .

. . . your programme is highly beneficial, advancing students beyond the school curriculum while enabling us to approach challenges, mathematical or otherwise, with confidence. Just as importantly, it cultivates an appreciation of the intricacies of mathematics and hones the faculty of logical thought. (June 2014)

 

Jasmine (WAMPSP student 2008 – 2012)

This course taught me resilience and to not give up. It showed me how to approach the unknown, how to deal with not understanding a concept, and this grit is something that I just don’t think I would’ve learnt without the extension that Dr Hoffman’s class offered. Looking back at these classes, I see that they had a massive impact on my life. I was able to realise my strengths in the STEM areas, and trusted in my abilities to take on more challenging topics in high school and beyond. (July 2019)

 

The image below celebrates an alumni of WAMPSP:

Contact Us

For general inquiries about the program please email: wampsp@mawa.edu.au

Mailing address:
WAMPSP
Mathematical Association of WA
12 Cobbler Pl
Mirrabooka WA 6061