A Problem Solver's Handbook (£15.00)Andrew Jobbings


This book is an informal guide to Intermediate Olympiads, not only for potential candidates, but for anyone wishing to tackle more challenging problems. The discussions of sample questions aim to show how to attack a problem which may be quite unlike anything seen before. Includes 10 years' IMOK Olympiad papers (Cayley, Hamilton, Maclaurin) and their solutions. For ages 13-16.

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  • The IMC thresholds are:
    Bronze       47-60
    Silver       61-77
    Gold         78+

    Grey         72
    Pink         81
    Cayley       97
    Hamilton     106
    Maclaurin    112

    IMC17 questions and extended solutions;  Kangaroo and Olympiad sample materials are available. 

    Hard copy results will be posted w/c 20 Feb.

  • Entries are open for the 2017 Junior Challenge - 6 March is the closing date for non-UK schools (and the earlybird deadline for UK schools). 
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  • We are still taking Team Maths Challenge entries for heats with places remaining (several are now full).  Click here for details (and entry form) and check heat availability here before sending your entry.

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  1. Senior Challenge

    Tuesday 7 November 2017

    Closing date for entry

    Entries will be taken from July 2017

  2. Intermediate Challenge

    Thursday 1 February 2018

    Closing date for entry

    5 December 2016

  3. Junior Challenge

    Thursday 27 April 2017

    Closing date for entry (UK)

    6 March 2017

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The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. The UKMT organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils. We were established in 1996 and last academic year over 600,000 pupils from 4,000 schools took part in the three individual challenges, the UK's biggest national maths competitions. Each challenge leads into a follow-on Olympiad round and we run mentoring schemes and summer schools for high performing students as well as training the team of six to represent the UK in the International Mathematical Olympiad. We also run team maths competitions for two age ranges, publish books and organise enrichment seminars for teachers.

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