FAQ

This FAQ covers common questions for AMT competitions and the GetSet preparatory courses. For more information about the AMT competitions, please see the resources on our Help page, or visit the Australian Mathematics Trust web site.

General

  1. Please ensure that your school system allows students to access the AMT Competitions site. We require a reliable internet connection on a desktop, laptop or handheld device.

    In addition, both JavaScript and cookies must be enabled in your browser. We recommend that you use the one of the following browsers for an optimal experience.

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  2. The fee varies. Pricing can be found on any course page by browsing our competitions and courses.

  3. No. Student accounts are intended strictly for individual student use and may not be shared by students.

GetSet Courses

  1. GetSet provides self-paced, online courses designed to help students of all levels prepare effectively for the Australian Mathematics Trust competitions. The courses consists of a collection of problem sets and mock contests that are to be solved by students in a recommended sequence. All problem sets and mock contests are auto-graded and students are presented with a comprehensive performance report with suggested areas for improvement.


    GetSet courses are refreshed completely every calendar year (i.e., every contest season) with respect to both format and problems.

  2. GetSet access for any given calendar year is provided on a subscription basis, for a period of 6 months from the date of enrolment.

  3. The GetSet practice tests and problem sets have been carefully constructed using select problems from a wide range of contests, newly authored problems, substantially modified past contest problems, and other select sources. The problem sets in the courses have been arranged in a sequence that will help every contestant achieve a graduated reinforcement of subject understanding and problem solving skills, regardless of their current skill level. Every full-length test will expose students to a range of topics, difficulty levels, and specific techniques critical to contest problem solving.

  4. GetSet generally provides distinct courses for Senior, Intermediate, Junior, Upper Primary and Middle Primary levels. Available levels will vary based on the levels offered by each competition. Each course consists of practice problem sets and a mock contest that accurately simulates the competition.

  5. Educators and coaches are free to purchase access to any GetSet course, for either personal review or for their students.

  6. Additional tests and problem sets may be made available contingent on adequate student and educator interest. To indicate your interest in additional tests, please drop a line to amt@edfinity.com.

  7. The GetSet courses have been designed and created by the Problems Committee of the Australian Mathematics Trust under the leadership of Mike Clapper. GetSet is a joint initiative of the Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) and Edfinity.

  8. Tests and problem sets may be attempted for scoring and performance analysis only once, but afterward they may be reviewed without limit.

  9. A student may not pause or stop the clock during a timed test. In the event of legitimate interruptions (such as power outage or a software error) during a test, the student may request a reset by writing to amt@edfinity.com. Any such reset will require the student to re-start the test from the very beginning.

  10. Yes, a student may freely jump ahead or go back to a question out of sequence during a test.

Grading, Performance Analysis, & Reports

  1. GetSet courses are completely online. Every test is self-administered at the student’s convenience, auto-graded and instantly scored on completion of the test. Competitions scores will be available after the competition once the AMT has released them.

Support

  1. No, GetSet does not currently provide any instructional support.

  2. Email support is available for all technical issues and problems experienced while using the GetSet website, and for any questions or clarifications related to GetSet. Users may write to amt@edfinity.com.