The Backbone of Pascal's Triangle (£16.00)Martin Griffiths


Everything in this book is connected to the sequence of numbers: 2, 6, 20, 70, 252, 924, 3 432,.... Students and teachers alike may be astounded at the variety and depth of mathematical ideas it can lead to. Includes exercises and answers. For ages 16+.

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Latest News

  • The IMC thresholds are as follows:
    Bronze        43-54
    Silver        55-70
    Gold          71+

    Grey          65
    Pink          73
    Cayley        91
    Hamilton      99
    Maclaurin    106

    IMC qns and solutions.
    Results will be emailed shortly (if we have been given an email address) and posted ASAP.
    The Kangaroo and Olympiad pages have information and sample material.

  • Team Challenge click here for details/entry form and check heat availability here.

  • Junior Maths Challenge deadline approaching - 8 March. 

    UK earlybird price (UK entry form); FINAL non-UK (overseas entry form).

Challenge dates

  1. Senior Mathematical Challenge

    Thursday 7 November 2019

    SMC19 entry form available July 2019

    Download past papers

  2. Intermediate Mathematical Challenge

    Thursday 6 February 2020

    IMC20 entry form available July 2019

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  3. Junior Mathematical Challenge

    Tuesday 30 April 2019

    Closing date 8 March 2019

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About the Trust

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.

Chair of the Board of Trustees

We are currently looking for someone to become the next Chair of the Board of Trustees. Information about the role and about how to apply can be found in the role description.

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