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.
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 24th Jan 2024||BMO 2||Y12 Y13||S5 S6||Y13 Y14|
|Weds 31st Jan*||Intermediate Maths Challenge||Y9 Y10 Y11|
|S3 S4||Y10 Y11 Y12||Get Ready for the IMC||Grade Boundaries|
|Early Feb 2024||Primary Bonus Round||Y5 Y6|
|P5 P6||Y6 Y7|
|Thurs 21st March 2024||Grey Kangaroo||Y9||S2||Y10||Get Ready for the Grey Kangaroo||Grade Boundaries|
|Thurs 21st March 2024||Pink Kangaroo||Y10 Y11||S3 S4||Y11 Y12||coming |
|Thurs 21st March 2024*||Cayley Olympiad||Y9||S2||Y10||coming |
|Thurs 21st March 2024*||Hamilton Olympiad||Y10||S3||Y11||Grade Boundaries|
|Thurs 21st March 2024*||Maclaurin Olympiad||Y11||S4||Y12||Grade Boundaries|
|Thurs 25th April 2024*||Junior Maths Challenge||Y7 Y8|
|S1 S2||Y8 Y9||Get Ready for the JMC||Grade Boundaries|
|Tuesday 11th June 2024||Junior Kangaroo||Y7 Y8||S1 S2||Y8 Y9||Junior Kangaroo + Olympiad||Grade Boundaries|
|Tuesday 11th June 2024*||Junior Olympiad||Y7 Y8||S1 S2||Y8 Y9||Junior Kangaroo + Olympiad||Grade Boundaries|
|Mid-June 2024||First Maths Challenge||Y3 Y4|
|P3 P4||Y4 Y5||Coming soon! For Now: Prepare for the PMC|
|Late Sept 2024||Mathematical Olympiad for Girls||Y11 Y12 Y13||S4 S5 S6||Y12 Y13 Y14|
|October 2024*||Senior Maths Challenge||Y12 Y13||S5 S6||Y13 Y14||Get Ready for the SMC||Grade Boundaries|
|November 2024||Primary Maths Challenge||Y5 Y6|
|P5 P6||Y6 Y7||Prepare for the PMC|
|November 2024||Senior Kangaroo||Y12 Y13||S5 S6||Y13 Y14|
|November 2024*||BMO 1||Y12 Y13||S5 S6||Y13 Y14|