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As well as our main focus – organising and running mathematical competitions – the UKMT also organises numerous outreach activities.

Each year, the UKMT runs summer schools for able students in school years 10 and 11 and equivalent (ages 14–16). Around 40 students attend each summer school for a week of lectures, problem-solving sessions, mathematical competitions and explorations, and social events. Attendance at the UKMT Summer Schools is by invitation only, and selection of students to invite is based on performance in UKMT Maths Challenges and follow-on rounds. Invitations are normally sent to students via their school in May.

The Mathematical Circles enable young and capable mathematicians from a local area to come together for two days and follow a mathematically demanding programme, similar to that at a summer school but over a shorter time frame and non-residential. The Mathematical Circles are aimed at students in Year 10 and equivalent.

The UKMT Teacher Meetings are one-day professional development seminars designed to enrich mathematical thinking. They are held at various venues throughout the UK, normally in the summer term. Dates and venues are announced in early spring each year.

Every year, high performing Intermediate Challenge Students in certain areas across the UK are invited to attend summer mathematical days out run under the auspices of the Royal Institution Masterclass network; these are our Best in School events.


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