The National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS) is an annual, two week, invitational residential school that provides extension learning in mathematics for senior secondary students, through partnership with the Australian National University (ANU), the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) and the efforts of dedicated volunteers.
Each year MTANT seeks nominations from students to attend the NMSS. The NMSS is aimed at talented students of Mathematics who have just completed Year 11. Selection is based on a self-nomination form completed by the student and a supporting document from their teacher. MTANT fully funds the successful applicant to attend the NMSS.
Around 70 students from around Australian are selected to attend NMSS each year. Students participate in lectures and tutorials across a wide range of mathematical topics such as number theory, topology, cryptology, chaos theory and game theory. There is an emphasis on problem solving, with students demonstrating persistence and tenacity as they critique and construct mathematical arguments.
Further details The 53rd Australian National Mathematics Summer School will be held at the Australian National University, Canberra on 10 - 23 January 2021. Applications are now open and all interested students are strongly encouraged to apply. Selection criteria and application forms for the 2020 NMSS are available below:
Applications are due by 5 pm on Thursday 27 August 2020. If you have any queries, please check out the NMSS website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0432 676 503. Schools nominating a student will need to be a financial Instituational Member of MTANT. Forms available from this website.
Darwin High School students Lachlan Anderson and Nafi Mazid attended the NMSS in January 2019. Here's what Lachlan had to say:
"This year, from the 6th to the 19th of January, I had the opportunity to attend the National Maths Summer School, at ANU in Canberra alongside Nafi Mazid... The aim of the NMSS is to provide students with the tools to “think deeply about simple things” and to teach mathematics in an uncompetitive and open-ended learning environment..."