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for Golden Ticket invitees

CONGRATULATIONS if you are a current Special Ticket holder - this is where you come to find out about the next

World Mathematics Championships® Finals!

NEXT UP: JUNIOR level Monday 14th December - Saturday 19th December 2020

It is an honour to partner up with the University of Melbourne in helping us to keep up with demand by facilitating more qualifier venues by also creating a 'best of the best' finals stage - with FIVE full days of competition and TWELVE rounds! What else would you expect if you'd like to be crowned the winner of the World Mathematics Championships®?

Immediately before this competition, participants are welcome to stay within Trinity College (where we will be based) for their Young Leaders Programme (YLP - https://www.trinity.unimelb.edu.au/trinity-institute/overview/young-leaders-december-program)!

Developing leadership skills are very important attributes and so incorporating this into our finals competition is a perfect enhancement of our qualifiers. Trinity College is a fenced compound within the Univesity of Melbourne. It is a very safe and secure environment; sampling independence and experience of university life is a given. Partipants will stay in the hall of residence on a twin sharing basis. They are assigned to a university mentor (all of whom have submitted a working with children check, have been through an interview process and most are expereienced performing a similar role in the YLP).

Golden Ticket winners are therefore invited to these finals as individuals. The registration form contains sections to enter the names of friends they know are also going and would like to room with or be in Communication Teams with. They need to arrive during the morning of Monday 14th December and depart during the morning of Saturday 19th December with their own travel and medical insurance. Mentors can collect participants from Melbourne Tullamarine airport (NOT Avalon) and also take them back afterwards. As spaces are limited and the Unversity of Melbourne require bookings to be confirmed in advance, all Golden Tickets need to be fully accepted (registration form completed and payment transfered) by 31st October 2020. The participation fee of only USD$1600 each includes airport transfers, accommodation, meals and resources for all rounds and excursions throughout the six days.

The information session webinar that happened on Thursday 14th March 2019 for the Junior Final recording, is here.

Some rounds will be the same as were enjoyed in the qualifying competition, many will be similar but there will also be a few rounds that are new!

Skills categories Challenge
Communication Cooperation
Knowledge Mathematician Pursuit Shuttle Proof
Strategy Duel Lightning Innovation Datamine
Creativity Codebreaker Crypto Inspiration Open
The Junior Finals Schedule from June 2020 will be shown below when it is confirmed.

The most important preparation you could do is having:
  • confidence in articulating conceptual understanding of the mathematics you have experienced so far, verbally as well as in writing.
  • the awareness and skills to manage diverse team dynamics (in stressful situations).
Most rounds are very similar in style as experienced during Qualifiers. As for the 3 extra new rounds within Cooperation teams (randomly chosen):
  • Thinking about how you would approach this problem might prove useful.
  • Similarly, it is wise to engage with the Cryptography methods linked in the explore the rounds page.
  • Knowledge of the tools used to sort data in a spreadsheet will also come in handy.
And most important for the whole week, remembering to smile!

How to accept your Special Ticket (written on your hard copy)

1. Parents signup and create an account (click activation link within email - or just login if you already have one)
2. Follow the steps in the blue box at the top of the dashboard:
       a. "Accept a ticket for a Finals"
       b. Enter Unique_ID (written at the bottom of Qualifier ID tag and on transcript name)
       c. Accept ticket and proceed to payment portal and then pesonal details form
3. We look forward to welcoming your child into Trinity College, University of Melbourne on Monday 14th December!

PS Remember to obtain a tourist visa for Australia prior to departure.

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