The resources on this page have been developed to allow schools to introduce the Senior Team Maths Challenge to their students.
The resources consist of:
Students should become familiar with the rules of the competition, develop strategies for improving their score on each round of the competition and experience the fun of tackling challenging mathematics problems as part of a team.
The format of each round is explained and students then get an opportunity to attempt a shorter version of each round.
In the actual competition the rounds consist of:
The mini-STMC has the same 3 rounds but reduced in size:
The files can be downloaded here:
All the papers for past competitions from 2007 onwards can be found on the Past Materials Page. These are an excellent resource for further practice.
Are you allowed to use a dictionary if your first language is not English?
Yes, the team may bring a paper dictionary to help with translation. The glossary is provided to indicate the sorts of mathematical terms that it is assumed teams will know.
Can we have a team with year 11 students in it?
Yes, there is only a limit of two students in year 13 per team.
When and where is the competition?
The Heats will be held in schools and universities in November on dates that are set by the local organizers and the Final is in London on 6th February 2018. Details of the heats are published in June on the FMSP website.
How do we apply?
Application forms are sent to all schools/colleges registered with the Further Mathematics Support Programme and/or on the UKMT mailing list.
What is the mathematical content of the competition?
For the Heats, only a knowledge of GCSE Mathematics is required.
For further information please refer to the UKMT website
Schools and Colleges can submit an online request to register with the Further Mathematics Support Programme. It is free to do so and there are many benefits.
To find out about the FMSP in your area please select a region from the map below: