## UKMT Junior Maths Challenge Practice Questions

The UKMT Junior Maths Challenge is a multiple-choice mathematics competition for students in Years 7 and 8 (or equivalent year groups). It aims to encourage mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in students.

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## UKMT Junior Maths Challenge Practice Questions

#### 3D shapes

#### Averages

#### Circles

#### Combinations and Probability

#### Equations

#### Fractions

#### Geometry

#### Number Work

#### Percentages

#### Prime Numbers

## UKMT Mathematical Challenges- JMC (junior Mathematical Challenge)

#### First-round Challenges

First round Challenges consist of the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Mathematical Challenges.

**Junior Mathematical Challenge**

**Time limit**- 60 minutes

**Age group**- England, Wales and Overseas: Year 8 and below
- Scotland: S2 or below
- Northern Ireland: Year 9 or below

**Competition Date**- Thursday 1st May 2025

**Scoring**

Scoring rules for the Junior 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
- In the Junior Mathematical Challenge you will NOT lose marks for getting questions wrong Answers left blank will be marked as 0

#### Follow-on Round –**Junior Kangaroo**

The Junior Kangaroo is an invitation-only competition open exclusively to UK schools. Students qualify based on their performance in the Junior Maths Challenge (JMC), with several thousand students making the cut annually

**Time limit**

- 60 minutes

**Age group**

- England and Wales: Year 8 and below
- Scotland: S2 or below
- Northern Ireland: Year 9 or below

**Scoring**

Scoring rules for the Junior Kangaroo 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
- In the Junior Kangaroo you will NOT lose marks for getting questions wrong Answers left blank will be marked as 0

**Awards and Thresholds**

The top-scoring 25% of participants each receive a Certificate of Merit. Each participant below this thresholds receives a Certificate of Qualification or Participation depending on their entry route.

Year | Junior Kangaroo Certification Thresholds’ |

2024 | 103 |

2023 | 90 |

2022 | 97 |

2021 | 97 |

2020 | N/A |

#### Follow-on Round-**Junior Mathematical Olympiad**

Entry to the Junior Olympiad is by invitation based on a qualifying JMC score, or by discretionary entry. Around 1,200 students qualify from the JMC each year.

**Time limit**- 2 hours

**Age group**- England, Wales and Overseas: Year 8 and below
- Scotland: S2 or below
- Northern Ireland: Year 9 or below

**Competition Date**- Tuesday 10th June 2025

**Scoring**

Scoring rules for the Junior Mathematical Olympiad are as follows:

- Each question in Section A is worth 1 point
- Each question in Section B is worth up to 10 points
- Answers in Section B can be awarded partial marks depending on on the clarity of the participants Mathematical presentation.

Year | Junior Mathematical Olympiad Qualification | ||||

Merit | Distinction | Bronze Medal | Silver Medal | Gold Medal | |

2024 | 20 | 38 | 38 | 43 | 50 |

2023 | 21 | 36 | 36 | 44 | 51 |

2022 | 16 | 29 | 34 | 41 | 48 |

2021 | 12 | 37 | 37 | 47 | 57 |

2020 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A |