2013 National Maths Summer School
- Start Date: 6th January, 2013
- Finish Date: 19th January, 2013
The National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS) is a program for the discovery and development of mathematically gifted and talented students from all over Australia. It is a two-week residential summer course held each January at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.
Up to six candidates will be selected from Western Australia. Students participate in a series of lecture courses from mathematicians in a number of branches of mathematics at a relatively advanced level. They attend tutorials under the guidance of a range of staff - postgraduate students, mathematics teachers and academic mathematicians.
The main activity of NMSS is an in-depth study of three or four different areas of mathematics. Each is very challenging and will extend every student. On the other hand, the program is a non-competitive and very much hands-on. The emphasis is on doing mathematics, not just on listening to someone else talking about it.
By the end of the two weeks, most students are amazed at how much they have accomplished and post-school surveys indicate that NMSS has succeeded in raising their intellectual horizons. Almost everyone returns home with a considerably enhanced view of their own potential.
For more details, visit www.nmss.org.au
For Western Australian students to be selected for the NMSS, their schools must obtain the Information Pack that contains the application form. The Mathematical Association of Western Australia will send the Information Pack once this is requested by a mathematics teacher. The closing date for completed applications is 27th July 2012.
The Australian National University - Canberra
Address: Barry Drive, Acton ACT 2601