Both Primary and Secondary students (Years 6-8) participated in the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge, focusing on critical thinking and Mathematical concepts. Hosted by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust, schools outside of the UK are also encouraged to participate, engaging students in a global competition. Following the results of this Junior Maths Challenge, students who receive high scores may have an opportunity to compete in various higher-level challenges.
In this challenge, students tackled 25 complex problems that become progressively more difficult. Incorrect answers will reduce a student’s score, hopefully discouraging students from guessing. Common misconceptions will often lead to one of the multi-choice options, so students are encouraged to spend a bit of extra time considering their answer carefully. The whole competition takes one hour to complete and students are expected to work without the use of a calculator. Best of luck to our Year 6-8 mathematicians!
Update: Results from Year 6 include 10 Gold Awards, 9 Silver Awards and 12 Bronze Awards!
Check out some examples of previous challenges and their solutions here!