What is CAT
The Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) competition is a problem-solving competition designed by the Australian Maths Trust (AMT) to encourage student curiosity and promote computational thinking. It is the pre-competition of Oxford University Computing Challenge (OUCC). Build on CAT with the Oxford University Computing Challenge (OUCC)
Participants DO NOT need any computer programming ability, but the competition helps identify students’ computer programming potential and encourages students to solve real-world problems. It is suitable for any mathematics class, and the process helps students become more confident as they take on interesting new challenges.
In 2024, CAT will be held online on Thursday, 23 May, 2024. Participants will have one hour to finish CAT. It has a mixture of multiple-choice and integer answers questions. Questions are designed to be quick to solve and highly approachable, and range in difficulty from very easy to challenging.
The CAT has four divisions: Upper Primary (NZ years 6–7), Junior ( NZ years 8–9), Intermediate (NZ years 10–11) and Senior (NZ years 12–13).
Competition Entry Close Day: 14 May 2024
The fee for entering the exam: $45
Name of Account: Pinnacle Education Group
Please make payment with the students 'full name + CAT' as reference
Please note that the fees and payments are non-refundable.
Note. Please ask our consultant if you want to register for the Senior level course.
Please note: If you registered after the deadline, the fees will be doubled to $90.00
PGA reserves the right to interpret all competition and course arrangements.
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