The UKMT Individual Maths Challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate interest in maths in large numbers of pupils. The three levels cover the secondary school range 11-18 and together they attract over 600,000 entries from over 4000 schools and colleges.
|Challenge||England & Wales||Scotland||Northern Ireland||Challenge|
|Senior||Year 13 or below||S6 or below||Year 14 or below||Thursday 7 Nov 2013|
|Intermediate||Year 11 or below||S4 or below||Year 12 or below||Thursday 6 Feb 2014|
|Junior||Year 8 or below||S2 or below||Year 9 or below||Thursday 1 May 2014|
The Junior and Intermediate Challenges are aimed at the top third of pupils in each year group (see table above). The Senior Challenge is suitable for all students aged 16-19 who enjoy maths and are not yet at University. Enthusiastic younger pupils are also encouraged to enter the Challenges.
The Maths Challenge question papers are taken in school on the date shown above and returned to the UKMT for marking. The Senior Challenge takes 90 minutes and the Intermediate and Junior Challenges are an hour long.
The papers contain 25 multiple choice questions. Of these, the first 15 are more accessible whilst the final 10 will provide more food for thought. Gold, silver and bronze certificates are awarded to 40% of participants nationally in the Junior and Intermediate Challenges and 60% of participants nationally in the Senior Challenge and the most successful participants at each level are invited to enter follow-on rounds which require full written answers.
|Senior||British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1||Friday 30 November 2012|
|British Mathematical Olympiad Round 2||Thursday 31 Jan 2013|
|Senior Kangaroo||Friday 30 November 2012|
|Intermediate||Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad||Thursday 14 Mar 2013|
|Intermediate Kangaroo||Thursday 21 Mar 2013|
|Junior||Junior Mathematical Olympiad||Tuesday 11 June 2013|
For more information please check frequently asked questions.
Entry form available to download from July.
Braille and Large Print papers are available if ordered before the closing date. Please contact us specifying your requirements.