Junior Mathematics Challenge 2019

Mrs A Jackson – Teacher of Mathematics

The annual Junior Mathematics Challenge individual competition took place on Tuesday 30th April 2019. The 2019 test paper can be viewed here.

GSAL students in Year 7 and Year 8 took part in the challenge. Around 300,000 students took part across the UK and worldwide this year.

As you will see, the students have done very well. Out of 120 students that sat the challenge at GSAL, 80 achieved certificates; of these, 7 qualified for the next round, called the Junior Kangaroo, and 1 student qualified for the considerably harder Junior Olympiad round.

The results of those who achieved certificates are now posted on the Mathematics Challenge notice board outside MA9. Well done! Mrs Jackson

About the Junior Mathematics Challenge

The Mathematical Challenges aim to stimulate mathematical problem solving.

The Junior Challenge is aimed at students in Year 8 or below (England and Wales), S2 or below (Scotland) and Year 9 or below (Northern Ireland). It is the UK’s most popular mathematics competition with over 300,000 students taking part each year. If you are interested in taking part, please speak to your mathematics teacher.

Past Papers

If you would like to have a go at some past paper questions, you can access these via the following websites:

Junior Mathematical Challenge Archive

Diagnostic Questions UKMT

Dr Frost Maths UKMT

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