## Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT)

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# 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:27th May 2023, 10:00-11:00am (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: 27th May 2023, 10:00-11:00am (60 mins)

##### Contest

- Individual written test
- 4 different levels suitable for students from Grade 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

Paper-based in partnering school

##### Difficulty

There are four papers:

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

##### Awards

- HIGH DISTINCTION: Top 10%
- DISTINCTION: Top 30%
- CREDIT: Top 55%

*According to the global cut-off score.

# Requirements

### Fee

Includes exam, proctor fee, grading, international post fee, part of past-papers(ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings).

### Registration Deadline

17th May, 2023

# 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/。

# Sample Problems

# FAQ

The students can bring the printed version dictionary.

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.