CAT Competition Preparation

Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) 

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). This year, PGA holds the authority to organize CAT in New Zealand.  

Participants DO NOT need any computer programming ability, but the competition helps identify students’ computer programming potential and encourage 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 2022, CAT will be held online at 16:30 Thursday 5, May. 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: 29th April 2022

Preparation Course Price 

Expert teachers design syllabus

Promoting STEM learning

Past paper provided  

Experienced teacher support 

Progress check by Mock test

Visual classes support by Microsoft teams


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