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The United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a charity founded in to help with the In the Senior Mathematical Challenge these certificates are awarded to top scoring 60% of the entries. Following the same structure as the JMC, this paper presents the student with twenty-five multiple choice questions to be. View dates. View rules. Follow-on rounds. Photograph of Senior students with their certificates. The UKMT Individual Maths Challenges are lively, intriguing. The top 25% of scorers in BMO1 and BMO2 receive a Certificate of Distinction. The next 45% receive a BMO1 award and BMO2 qualification thresholds (out of 60). Gold: 48+; Silver: For this year's dates, click here. Top.
Following the same structure as the JMC, this paper presents the student with twenty-five multiple choice questions to be done under exam conditions in one hour. There are two follow-on rounds to this competition: The IMOK is sat by the top scorers from each school year in the Intermediate Maths Challenge and consists of three papers, ' Cayley ', ' Maclaurin ' and ' Hamilton ' named after famous mathematicians.
The paper the student will undertake depends on the year group that student is in Cayley for those in year 9 and below, Hamilton for year 10 and Maclaurin for year As a result, it is quite uncommon for an answer to score a middling mark e. This makes the maximum mark out of For a student to get two questions fully correct is considered "very good". The mark boundaries for these certificates change every year, but normally around 30 marks will gain a Distinction.
Those scoring highly the top 50 will gain a book prize; again, this changes every year, with 44 marks required in the Maclaurin paper in Also, the top candidates will receive a medal ; bronze for Cayley, silver for Hamilton and gold for Maclaurin.
At this summer school the students are stretched, with daily lectures going beyond the normal GCSE syllabus and exploring some of the wider and more appealing aspects of mathematics. There are twenty-five multiple-choice questions and no penalty marking.
This paper is taken throughout Europe by over 3 million pupils from more than 37 countries. Two different Kangaroo papers follow on from the Intermediate Maths Challenge and the next highest scorers below the Olympiad threshold are invited to take part both papers are by invitation only.
The Grey Kangaroo is sat by students in year 9 and below and the Pink Kangaroo is sat by those in years 10 and All those who sit either Kangaroo also receive a keyfob containing a different mathematical puzzle each year. The paper has twenty-five multiple choice questions. A correct answer is worth 4 marks, while 1 mark is deducted from a starting total of 25 for an incorrect answer.
This gives a score between 0 and marks. Mathematics teachers may also, on payment of a fee, enter students who did not score quite well enough in the SMC, but who might cope well in the next round. British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1 of the Olympiad is a three-and-a-half hour examination including six more difficult, long answer questions, which serve to test entrants' puzzle-solving skills. As ofa more accessible first question was added to the paper; before this, it only consisted of 5 questions.
Around one hundred high scoring entrants from BMO1 are invited to sit the second roundwith the same time limit, in which 4 questions are posed. Downloadable pdfs containing past papers and solutions can be purchased via our website, or books such as Ten Years of Maths Challenges.
See the publications section of our website for ordering details.
- Frequently Asked Questions
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We cannot take orders for publications over the telephone. If we have more participants than we paid for on Challenge day, can we submit photocopies? The Optical Mark Reader which marks pupils' scripts cannot read photocopies, so we are unable to accept these. Extra students cannot be paid for retrospectively. Any extra candidates would be sitting the Challenge unofficially, would be ineligible for UKMT awards, and would have to be marked in school.
What happens if completed scripts get lost or delayed in the post? This happens from time to time so please keep either photocopies or scans of your pupils' scripts. If the worst comes to the worst, these can be marked in school. We strongly recommend that you don't use a Royal Mail Signed For service as this doesn't seem to work well on a large campus.
I thought I had entered the Challenge, but I keep receiving marketing literature. An entry is registered once we receive an entry form with either cheque payment or an official purchase order. Very occasionally, things go astray in the post.
Please contact us if your entry has definitely been sent. Please can you contact me to confirm you have received my Challenge entry? If you provide us with a valid email address on the entry form, we will automatically send a confirmation email once your Challenge entry has been received and processed. I have spoilt a UKMT certificate. Can I get a replacement? We are happy to replace certificates free of charge.
Please return your spoilt certificate to the UKMT, along with a stamped addressed envelope, and we will send you a replacement by return. Can pupils whose first language is not English use dictionaries? Bi-lingual paper dictionaries are acceptable, as long as they are not part of a volume that also contains mathematical information, or handwritten mathematical notes. Electronic dictionaries are not acceptable.
Are blind or partially sighted pupils able to take the challenge? Braille and Large Print papers are available if ordered before the closing date. Please contact us specifying your requirements. What about pupils with special needs? Pupils with a statement can have whatever additional provision is specified for examinations e. Generally speaking, if a pupil normally has special provisions made for them during formal school exams we will allow the same for the Challenges and their follow-ups — contact us if in doubt.
Pupils must be full-time students at the establishment, and in Year 13 or below. Can non-UK schools take part? We are currently accepting entries from non-UK schools who are already registered as UKMT Centres; unfortunately we cannot register new ones, as we have the maximum sustainable number. Our policies in this regards are under review, however. There is an additional cost for participating non-UK schools, which will be specified on the entry forms sent to non-UK schools, to cover the additional postage and administration costs.
Team Maths Challenges Q. Teams should include no more than two pupils from the upper age group. You may include younger students in your team if you wish, but please be aware that the questions are aimed at the age groups stated.
Our school finishes at Year 8 or starts at Year 9 in England. Can we pair up with another school to field a team of Year 8 and Year 9 pupils? Yes you can, subject to the usual rule that there can be no more than two Year 9 pupils in a team.
For administrative purposes we need to receive a single entry form and full payment from one lead school, with the name of the other contributing school and contact teacher in the space provided on the entry form.
How many pupils are in a team?
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Can I bring additional pupils to act as reserves? Teams should comprise no more than four students. Reserves and substitutions are not permitted. How many teams can I enter? Due to the popularity of the competition and the fact that many venues reach capacity, there is a limit of one team per school to allow as many schools and colleges as possible to participate. When is the final deadline for entries? Please try to enter by the start of December so we can plan numbers for materials and catering.
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However, several heats fill up earlier than that, so we recommend you enter as soon as possible, after checking dates, venues and availablity in the Team Challenge Venues section of our website. We cannot allocate your team to a venue or 'reserve' you a place until we have received your entry form with cheque or official school purchase order.
What are my payment options? When returning your entry form, you can either include a cheque if paying in advance or an official school purchase order, in which case we will send an invoice to your school finance office, payable via cheque or BACS. We are unable, at this point, to accept credit or debit cards. I have sent off my entry form to the UKMT. Once your entry form with cheque or official school purchase order has been received, we will send you: Email confirmation of your Regional Final date and venue including a venue risk assessment.
Full instructions and event details including timings, maps and directions and a template letter for requesting parental permission. This information previously sent by post is now sent by email. Please ensure you include a valid email address on your entry form. If any of the above information does not reach you within the timescales indicated, please contact us preferably via email and we will resend it.
If you are not the person who will be accompanying your school's team on the day, please pass on the instructions and event details to the relevant colleague. How can I get another copy? Please contact us via email to request another copy.