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Introduction

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: PRIME PLUS level Saturday 26th October - Sunday 27th October 2019: BINUS School, Simprug

This is for Bronze Ticket awardees from the Fundamental ROCKS Round at the end of August 2019 - NINE extra rounds (the same 9 as in Junior Qualifiers) across a full TWO-day weekend. Each day starts at 8am, with the Saturday finiahing at 7pm and the Gala Celebration on Sunday finishing at 8pm. Three meals and drink will be served to all participants during both days.

To accept a special ticket, follow the message written on it and/or read the section below! We are very excited to meet all particiants within in BINUS School, Simprug for these Prime Plus Finals!


THEN: SENIOR level Monday 16th December - Saturday 21st December 2019


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-july-program) - registration closes soon!

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 16th December and depart during the morning of Saturday 21st December with their own travel and medical insurance. Mentors can collect participants from Melbourne Tullamarine airport 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 4th November 2019. The participation fee is USD1800 each.

The information session webinar that happened on Thursday 14th March 2019 for Junior level recording, is here. The webinar information session for this Senior Qualifier will happen at the end of October afte the Qualifiers.

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

Skills categories Challenge
Collaboration
Communication Cooperation
Knowledge Mathematician Lightning Shuttle Proof
Strategy Duel Innovation Pursuit Crypto
Creativity Codebreaker Open Inspiration Datamine
This year's schedule is shown below:


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 (also written on your hard copy)

1. Parent's need to signup and create an account (this includes clicking an activation link within an email - or they just login if they already have one)
2. When logged in, follow the steps in the blue box at the top of their dashboard:
       a. Click the link to enter the Unique_ID
       b. Enter Unique_ID that is written at the bottom of your Qualifier ID tag
       c. Accept ticket and proceed to registration form and the payment portal
3. When the payment and form are both completed - we look forward to welcoming them on Monday 16th December in Melbourne!

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