Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT)

No prior experience in computer programming is necessary

4 different levels suitable for students from Grade 5 to 12

Hosted by the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) - one of the world's leading authorities in math

Date: May 12, 2024 (Sun.) 10:00-11:00 (60 mins)(level A & B & C & D, Grade 5–12)

Introduction

The Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) is a national non-profit organization whose purpose is to enrich the teaching and learning of mathematics for students of all standards. AMT holds mathematics and informatics competitions, administer enrichment activities, conducts workshops for students and teachers, and publishes books on mathematical enrichment for Australian and international students. The AMT is based at the University of Canberra with representatives on our board from the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Mathematical Society.

The Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) competition focuses on the skills behind computer programming and algorithm design, but does not require any specific knowledge of programming or programming languages. There are 9 questions to be completed in one hour.

Official website:www.amt.edu.au/informatics/cat/

Challenge Rules

Language

English & Chinese

Date

level A&B&C&D, Grade 5–12: May 12, 2024 (Sun.) 10:00-11:00 (60 mins)

Contest
  • Individual written test
  • 4 different levels suitable for students from Grade 5 to 12
Format

The paper consists of 9 questions. 1-6 are multiple choice questions, each question is worth 3 points; 7-9 are fill in the blank questions, each question contains 3 sub-questions, each sub-question requires the student to submit an answer of an integer from 0-999 by calculating, each sub-question is worth two points; the total score is 36 points.

Location

Paper-based in partnering school (online service application accepted)

Difficulty

There are four levels:

  • A - Upper Primary (Grade 5–6)
  • B - Junior (Grade 7– 8)
  • C - Intermediate (Grade 9–10)
  • D - Senior (Grade 11–12)
Awards
Global Awards:

  • HIGH DISTINCTION
  • DISTINCTION
  • CREDIT
  • *Based on the score line of the committee.

Requirements

Fee

Includes the exam, grading, proctor fee, past-papers, certicates (ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings).

Registration Deadline

May 1, 2024

Exam Centers

ASDAN EPQ Scholarship

3000RMB/std

High Distinction

2000RMB/std

Distinction

1000RMB/std

Credit

Noted:The ASDAN Scholarship is only available to Year 10, 11 and 12 students for participating ASDAN Extended Project Qualification(EPQ). EPQ is recommended by the G5 group and many leading universities as a competitive academic experience. Scholarships cannot be exchanged for cash. For further details see:http://www.seedasdan.org/epq/

FAQ

1、Can the students bring a calculator to CAT?
Calculators without any programming function can be used on any round for CAT.
2、Can the students bring a dictionary to CAT?

The students can bring the printed version dictionary.

3、Refund policy

If, for some reason, the student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please contact us. If you apply before the registration deadline, 25% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials and service fees. If you apply after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.

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