## Junior Mathematical Challenge (JMC)

**Junior Mathematical Challenge (JMC)**

### The UK's most popular school Mathematical Challenges

### Over 700,000 participants all over the world annually

### Suitable for students in grade 7 and below

### Up to 50%-66% award ratio

# Introduction

UKMT encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and influency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. Among many mathematical challenges organized by UKMT, their biggest competitions are the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Mathematical Challenge(JMC/IMC/SMC), which have over 700,000 entries from 6,000 schools each year, and are the UK's most popular school Mathematical Challenges.

The Junior Mathematical Challenge (JMC) is based on the knowledge learned in the classroom, allowing students to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems in a novel way. Most questions are easy for primary and secondary school students, but there are still some challenging questions designed to develop students' critical thinking and mathematical reasoning skills, to stimulate their enthusiasm for learning mathematics and to enjoy solving puzzles. Students who achieve excellent results in JMC will be invited to participate in JMO.

The Junior Mathematical Olympiad (JMO) is an advanced challenge to JMC, which invites high achievers in the JMC to participate, encouraging students to improve their mathematical reasoning skills, refine their logical thinking and acquire higher mathematical skills. The top performers in JMC have the opportunity to compete in JMO.

# Promotion & Planning

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# Rules

**Junior Mathematical Challenge (JMC)**

**○ Language**: English/Chinese**○ Date**: 27th April 2023 (Thursday) 17:00-18:00 (60mins)**○ Deadline**: 17th April 2023**○ Location**: Paper-based in partnering school (online service application accepted)**○ Qualification**: Grade 7 or below**○ Format**: Individual written test, 25 multiple choice questions**○ Marking Scheme**: 5 points for 1-15, 6 points for 16-25, 0 point for incorrect answer**○ Award**: Top-scoring 50% of participants will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze in the ratio 1:2:3. Participants in China will be judged based on the UK cut-off scores.

Gold

the cut-off score in 2022 is 84+Silver

the cut-off score in 2022 is 66+Bronze

the cut-off score in 2022 is 52+Participation

students not among the high scorers**Junior Mathematical Olympiad (JMO)**

**○ Language**: English/Chinese**○ Date**: 15th June 2023 (Thursday) 17:00-19:00 (120mins)**○ Deadline**: 5th June 2023**○ Location**: Paper-based in partnering school (online service application accepted)**○ Qualification**: JMC Winners**○ Format**: Individual written test, 16 problems- • Section A: 10 fill-in-the-blank questions. Only answers are required to the problems in Section A.
- • Section B: 6 answer questions. Full written solutions are required for problems in Section B.
**○ Marking Scheme**: 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. Answers left blank will be marked as 0.**○ Award**Unwinners will receive a Certificate of Qualification or Participation. The medal-awarding score is the total score on the Section B problems.

Certificate of Distinction

Top 25%, the cut-off score in 2021 is 37+Certificate of Merit

Top 65%, the cut-off score in 2021 is 12+Gold

Top 40, the cut-off score in 2021 is 57+Silver

Top 100, the cut-off score in 2021 is 47+Bronze

Top 200, the cut-off score in 2021 is 37+# Registration Details

### Fee

Includes the exam, grading, proctor fee, past-papers, certificates.(ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)

### Deadline

JMC: 17th April 2023

JMO: 5th June 2023

# ASDAN EPQ Scholarship

#### 3000RMB/std

Gold

#### 2000RMB/std

Silver

#### 1000RMB/std

Bronze

Noted：The ASDAN Scholarship is only available to Year 10, 11 and 12 students for participating ASDAN Extended Project Qualification(EPQ). EPQ is recommended by the G5 group and many leading universities as a competitive academic experience. Scholarships cannot be exchanged for cash. For further details see:http://www.seedasdan.org/epq/。

# FAQ

If, for some reason, the student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please contact us. If you apply before the registration deadline, 25% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials and service fees. If you apply after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.