2020 award thresholds Distinction 29+, Merit 10+
Prizes and medals were not awarded this year due to the unusual circumstances
The next Maclaurin Olympiad will take place on one specific date, 18th March 2021.
Stretching high-attaining young people
The Maclaurin Olympiad is a follow-on round to the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge. It is a 2-hour competition consisting of six problems requiring full written solutions.
We invite around 600 qualifying students from the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge to take part in the Maclaurin Olympiad. Students who have missed the qualifying score threshold for the competition, which varies from year to year, may be entered into the competition at the discretion of their school.
How do I take part?
The competition is open to qualifying students and those entered at the discretion of their schools.
Any qualifying candidates for the Maclaurin Olympiad with be clearly indicated in your results from the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge. Question papers will be available to download before the Olympiad date.
What happens after the Maclaurin Olympiad?
Each qualifying student receives a Certificate of Qualification and the highest-scoring participants each receive Certificates of Distinction and Merit.
The top 50 or so scorers will be awarded a book prize; the title varies from year to year.
We award medals to the top 100 scorers in the competition.
How can I prepare for the Maclaurin Olympiad?
Teachers can use past Maclaurin Olympiad papers as a source of high-quality problems to encourage their students to think mathematically and to prepare for the competition. We are delighted to be working with DrFrostMaths to help teachers use past problems in the classroom.
We also sell downloadable past papers and books which can help students to prepare for our competitions.
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Check your account to see if you have any automatic qualifiers for this competition.