2024 Maths Challenge Dates

Below is a table showing the dates of the main UKMT and Mathematical Association Maths Challenges in 2024 (see 2023 dates 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.

In addition I recommend students take the paid courses Go for Gold (age 10-13) or Go for Gold (age 13-16) to prepare for the challenges.

I have also produced a number of YouTube videos explaining how the challenges work:

  1. What is the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge and how can you prepare?
  2. How to get gold in the Junior Maths Challenge (UKMT) and qualify for the Kangaroo and Olympiad
  3. How to get gold in the Intermediate Maths Challenge (UKMT) and qualify for the Kangaroo and Olympiad
  4. What score gets you Gold, Silver and Bronze in the UKMT Junior/Intermediate/Senior maths challenge?
  5. Should you guess in the UKMT Junior, Intermediate and Senior Maths Challenges? Rules and scoring
  6. How to take UKMT maths challenges as a home educated / home-schooled or private candidate
  7. Junior Maths Challenge 2022 (UKMT) – how you’ll get Gold more easily this year (+ Silver + Bronze)

(England + Wales)
(Northern Ireland)
Past Grade Boundaries
Weds 24th Jan 2024BMO 2Y12 Y13S5 S6Y13 Y14
Weds 31st Jan*Intermediate Maths ChallengeY9 Y10 Y11
(age 13-16)
S3 S4Y10 Y11 Y12Get Ready for the IMCGrade Boundaries
Early Feb 2024Primary Bonus RoundY5 Y6
(age 9-11)
P5 P6Y6 Y7
Thurs 21st March 2024Grey KangarooY9S2Y10Get Ready for the Grey KangarooGrade Boundaries
Thurs 21st March 2024Pink KangarooY10 Y11S3 S4Y11 Y12coming
Grade Boundaries
Thurs 21st March 2024*Cayley OlympiadY9S2Y10coming
Grade Boundaries
Thurs 21st March 2024*Hamilton OlympiadY10S3Y11Grade Boundaries
Thurs 21st March 2024*Maclaurin OlympiadY11S4Y12Grade Boundaries
Thurs 25th April 2024*Junior Maths ChallengeY7 Y8
(age 11-13)
S1 S2Y8 Y9Get Ready for the JMCGrade Boundaries
Tuesday 11th June 2024Junior KangarooY7 Y8S1 S2Y8 Y9Junior Kangaroo + OlympiadGrade Boundaries
Tuesday 11th June 2024*Junior OlympiadY7 Y8S1 S2Y8 Y9Junior Kangaroo + OlympiadGrade Boundaries
Mid-June 2024First Maths ChallengeY3 Y4
(age 9-11)
P3 P4Y4 Y5Coming soon! For Now: Prepare for the PMC
Late Sept 2024Mathematical Olympiad for GirlsY11 Y12 Y13S4 S5 S6Y12 Y13 Y14
October 2024*Senior Maths ChallengeY12 Y13S5 S6Y13 Y14Get Ready for the SMCGrade Boundaries
November 2024Primary Maths ChallengeY5 Y6
(age 9-11)
P5 P6Y6 Y7Prepare for the PMC
November 2024Senior KangarooY12 Y13S5 S6Y13 Y14
November 2024*BMO 1Y12 Y13S5 S6Y13 Y14
* Schools on China Standard Time (UTC+8) sit these competitions on the following date.