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Intermediate Mathematical Challenge Awards

Scoring

Scoring rules for the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge are as follows:

  • 5 marks are awarded for each correct answer to questions 1 – 15
  • 6 marks are awarded for each correct answer to questions 16 – 25
  • Each incorrect answer to questions 16 – 20 loses 1 mark
  • Each incorrect answer to questions 21 – 25 loses 2 marks Answers left blank will be marked as 0

Awards and Thresholds

To recognize the highest performers in the Challenge, we award the top-scoring 50% of participants Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates in the ratio 3:2:1. Students that are ‘Best in Year’ or ‘Best in School’ will also receive a badge to denote this on their certificates. Students not amongst the high scorers will receive a Certificate of Participation.

 
The 2024 award thresholds are:

Gold: 77+

Silver: 61+

Bronze: 47+

Grey Kangaroo: 72+

Pink Kangaroo: 84+

Cayley Mathematical Olympiad: 101+

Hamilton Mathematical Olympiad: 106+

Maclaurin Mathematical Olympiad: 110+

Past Papers

Download UKMT’s free past papers to help students achieve better results.

Maths Books

Browse UKMT’s range of maths books and older past papers on Amazon to help you and your students prepare for maths challenges.

Follow-on Rounds​

Cayley, Hamilton or Maclaurin Olympiad

UKMT invites around 1,500 of the very highest performers to take part in either the Cayley, Hamilton or Maclaurin Olympiad (depending on their school year)

Grey or Pink Kangaroo

UKMT invites around 8,000 to take part in either the Grey or Pink Kangaroo (depending on their school year).

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