No prior experience in computer programming is necessary

4 different levels suitable for students from Years 5 to 12

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

Date: 9th May, 2021

9th May 2021, 10:00-11:00am (60 min)(level A, Years 5–6)

9th May 2021, 14:00-15:00pm (60 min)(level B & C & D, Years 7–12)

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.

AMT Committee and ASDAN China (ASDAN Academy) have cooperated to bring the CAT to China from 2017. Students could improve their logic thinking though this competition. About 3000 Students from 735 international and key middle schools have participated in it in 2020, and many of them have achieved perfect scores.
Official website:www.amt.edu.au/informatics/cat/

Competition Rules

Language

English & Chinese

Date

Date:9th May, 2021
level A, Years 5–6: 9th May 2021, 10:00-11:00am (60 min)
level B&C&D, Years 7–12: 9th May 2021, 14:00-15:00pm (60 min)

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

There are 9 questions. Questions 1–6 are multiple choice with five possible answers given. Questions 7–9 (each with three parts) require a three-digit answer. Attempt all questions.

Location

• Online (exam computer or phone must be equipped with a camera)
• Exam centers across China

Difficulty

There are four papers:

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

  • PRIZE: Top 3%
  • HIGH DISTINCTION: Top 10%
  • DISTINCTION: Top 30%
  • CREDIT: Top 55%

Requirements

Fee

Includes exam, proctor fee, grading, international post fee, past-papers and one online mock exam (ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings).
Online mock exam will be open 24 hours after registration deadline

Registration Deadline

25th April, 2021 (Exam center)
30th April, 2021 (Online)

Exam Centers

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.

4. How to claim ASDAN student number?

Click here to view the claim

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