Below is a table showing the dates of the main UKMT and Mathematical Association Maths Challenges in 2023 (for 2024 dates see here).
Rows in bold are the main (first round) maths challenges open to all students. The non-bold rows are follow on rounds for those that do well in the first round (although it is often possible to pay to enter other students in these too).
I have also produced a number of free online courses to help students prepare, linked on the right of each row. These include (with permission from UKMT) real past challenge questions with my video hints and solutions.
I have also produced a number of YouTube videos explaining how the challenges work:
- What is the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge and how can you prepare?
- How to get gold in the Junior Maths Challenge (UKMT) and qualify for the Kangaroo and Olympiad
- How to get gold in the Intermediate Maths Challenge (UKMT) and qualify for the Kangaroo and Olympiad
- What score gets you Gold, Silver and Bronze in the UKMT Junior/Intermediate/Senior maths challenge?
- Should you guess in the UKMT Junior, Intermediate and Senior Maths Challenges? Rules and scoring
- How to take UKMT maths challenges as a home educated / home-schooled or private candidate
- Junior Maths Challenge 2022 (UKMT) – how you’ll get Gold more easily this year (+ Silver + Bronze)
(England + Wales)
|Past Grade Boundaries|
|Weds 25th Jan 2023||BMO 2||Y12 Y13||S5 S6||Y13 Y14|
|Weds 1st Feb*||Intermediate Maths Challenge||Y9 Y10 Y11|
|S3 S4||Y10 Y11 Y12||Get Ready for the IMC||Grade Boundaries|
|6th-10th Feb 2023||Primary Bonus Round||Y5 Y6|
|P5 P6||Y6 Y7|
|Thurs 16th March 2023||Grey Kangaroo||Y9||S2||Y10||Get Ready for the Grey Kangaroo||Grade Boundaries|
|Thurs 16th March 2023||Pink Kangaroo||Y10 Y11||S3 S4||Y11 Y12||coming |
|Thurs 16th March 2023*||Cayley Olympiad||Y9||S2||Y10||coming |
|Thurs 16th March 2023*||Hamilton Olympiad||Y10||S3||Y11||Grade Boundaries|
|Thurs 16th March 2023*||Maclaurin Olympiad||Y11||S4||Y12||Grade Boundaries|
|Weds 26th April 2023*||Junior Maths Challenge||Y7 Y8|
|S1 S2||Y8 Y9||Get Ready for the JMC||Grade Boundaries|
|Weds 14th June 2023||Junior Kangaroo||Y7 Y8||S1 S2||Y8 Y9||Junior Kangaroo + Olympiad||Grade Boundaries|
|Weds 14th June 2023*||Junior Olympiad||Y7 Y8||S1 S2||Y8 Y9||Junior Kangaroo + Olympiad||Grade Boundaries|
|12th-23rd June 2023||First Maths Challenge||Y3 Y4|
|P3 P4||Y4 Y5||Coming soon! For Now: Prepare for the PMC|
|Weds 27th Sept 2023||Mathematical Olympiad for Girls||Y11 Y12 Y13||S4 S5 S6||Y12 Y13 Y14|
|Tues 3rd October 2023*||Senior Maths Challenge||Y12 Y13||S5 S6||Y13 Y14||Get Ready for the SMC||Grade Boundaries|
|6th – 17th November 2023||Primary Maths Challenge||Y5 Y6|
|P5 P6||Y6 Y7||Prepare for the PMC|
|Weds 15th November 2023||Senior Kangaroo||Y12 Y13||S5 S6||Y13 Y14|
|Weds 15th November 2023*||BMO 1||Y12 Y13||S5 S6||Y13 Y14|