Association of Mathematics Teachers of India
The Association of Mathematics Teachers of India or AMTI is an academically oriented body of professionals and students interested in the fields of mathematics and mathematics education.
Examinations and Olympiads
National Mathematics Talent Contest
AMTI conducts a National Mathematics Talent Contest or NMTC at Primary(Gauss Contest) (Standards 4 to 6), Sub-junior(Kaprekar Contest) (Standards 7 and 8), Junior(Bhaskara Contest) (Standards 9 and 10), Inter(Ramanujan Contest) (Standards 11 and 12) and Senior(Aryabhata Contest) (B.Sc.) levels. For students at the Junior and Inter levels from Tamil Nadu, the NMTC also plays the role of Regional Mathematical Olympiad. Although the question papers are different for Junior and Inter levels, students from both levels may be chosen to appear at INMO based on their performance.
The NMTC is usually held around the last week of October. A preliminary examination is conducted earlier (in September) for all levels except B.Sc. students. Students (Junior and Inter) qualifying the preliminary examination are invited for an Orientation Camp one week before the NMTC, where Olympiad problems and theories are taught. This is also useful for those students qualifying further for INMO.
Grand Achievement Test
This test is for students studying in 12th standard under the Tamil Nadu State Board. It is intended to give a perfectly simulated atmosphere of the board's examination.
Ten-week training session
In 2005, AMTI started a ten-week training programme for students for Olympiad-related problems. The training batches were split into:
- Primary level: Standards 4 to 6
- Sub-junior level: Standards 7 and 8
- Junior level: Standards 9 and 10
- Inter level: Standards 11 and 12
Around 85 students attended the ten-week training session.H
AMTI conducted the programme again in 2006, and received a much better response.
Workshops and conferences
The AMTI has been organizing conferences in different parts of the country to meet and deliberate issues of mathematics education, particularly at the school level.
Notable office bearers
P. K. Srinivasan, a famous teacher of mathematics, was the first Editor of the magazine Junior Mathematician (1990 to 1994) and the Academic Secretary of AMTI from 1981 to 1994.