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Team Maths Challenges

What is the TMC?

Team Maths Challenges give students the opportunity to tackle a variety of engaging mathematical activities while developing teamwork and communication skills.

After a successful relaunch of TMC in 2024, work has already started on securing host schools for 2025. Dates for the Junior Team Maths Challenge will be announced in October 2024 to start running in February 2025.

Keep an eye on our website for updates. 

View the TMC 2024 Photo Gallery.

View & Download the TMC 2024 Papers.

If you would like to host, volunteer, or find out information surrounding Team Maths Challenge, please contact teams@ukmt.org.uk.

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Who is it for?

The Challenges are aimed at students from Year 8 and 9 from schools and colleges based in the UK. All entries must be made by registered UKMT centres, not individual students or their parents. Each team consists of four students, with a maximum of two students from
Year 9. Only one team from each centre may be entered into the TMC.

How do I take part?

Your school/college needs to become a registered UKMT centre. Your institution must be in the UK.

After verification, you will need to purchase a TMC ticket through your Competition Profile. One ticket is for one team, four students and one teacher. 

How much does it cost?

The registration fee per team is £40. As a charity, we do not make a profit from entry fees. We spend all the money we raise on advancing the education of young people in maths.

Regional Finals

In 2024, the Teams Maths Challenge is set to occur at multiple Regional Finals throughout the UK, with no National Final scheduled for this year.

The Team Maths Challenge first round consists of Regional Finals taking place throughout the UK during the Spring term. Winners from Regional Finals will then be invited to take part in the National Final held in London.  

Starter Question

The starter questions do not contribute towards the final score of the team, they are provided to get the students ready for the activities ahead. A UKMT volunteer will remain with the students whilst teachers are bring briefed.

The Four Rounds

Teams compete against each other in four rounds – The Group, The Crossnumber, The Shuttle and The Relay. Find out more about each Round below and click the ‘2024 Paper’ to see materials from each round.

TMC 2024 Papers

Click the ‘Supervisors Booklet’ or ‘TMC 2024 Paper’ buttons to view and download materials.

UKMT looks forward to welcoming you at a Team Maths Challenge event in 2025. If you require any further information please contact teams@ukmt.org.uk.

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