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 4,000 schools and colleges.
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|Challenge||England & Wales||Scotland||Northern Ireland||Challenge|
|Senior||Year 13 or below||S6 or below||Year 14 or below||Tuesday 7 Nov 2017|
|Intermediate||Year 11 or below||S4 or below||Year 12 or below||Thursday 2 Feb 2017|
|Junior||Year 8 or below||S2 or below||Year 9 or below||Thursday 27 April 2017|
The Junior and Intermediate Challenges are aimed at pupils in the relevant year groups (see table above). The Senior Challenge is aimed at pupils aged 16-19 studying maths and not yet at University.
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. The most successful participants at each level are invited to enter follow-on rounds; Kangaroos (multiple choice questions) or Olympiads requiring full written answers.
|Senior||Senior Kangaroo||Friday 2 December 2016|
|British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1||Friday 2 December 2016|
|British Mathematical Olympiad Round 2||Thursday 26 January 2017 (to be confirmed)|
|Intermediate||Intermediate Kangaroo||Thursday 16 March 2017|
|Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad||Thursday 16 March 2017|
|Junior||Junior Kangaroo||Tuesday 13 June 2017|
|Junior Mathematical Olympiad||Tuesday 13 June 2017|
For more information please check frequently asked questions.