## Intermediate Mathematical Challenge (IMC)

**Intermediate Mathematical Challenge (IMC)**

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

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

### Suitable for students in grade 10 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 Intermediate Mathematical Challenge (IMC) is for students in grade 10 and below, covering some of the high school knowledge. IMC encourages students to improve their mathematical reasoning ability, understand and master higher mathematical skills. It provides advanced challenges CMO-Grade8, HMO-Grade9 and MMO-Grade10 with different levels of difficulty, according to the grades of students, aiming to cultivate students' proof reasoning and mathematical expression. Students can feel the mystery behind mathematical logic while enriching their experience.

IMC and JMC are relatively similar, with the similar scope and content, but more difficult. It is a valuable opportunity for students to demonstrate their mathematical ability, and for those who are relatively weak in mathematics to broaden their mathematical thinking and develop their learning ability.

(IMC)

(CMO-Grade 8)

(HMO-Grade 9)

(MMO-Grade 10)

# Promotion & Planning

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# Rules

**Intermediate Mathematical Challenge (IMC)**

**○ Language**: English and Chinese**○ Date**:Feb. 1, 2024 (Thursday) 17:00-18:00(60mins)**○ Deadline**: Jan. 21, 2024**○ Location**: Paper-based in partnering school (online service application accepted)**○ Qualification**: GS/Grade 10 or below**○ Format**: Individual written test, 25 multiple choice questions**○ Marking Scheme**: 5 points for 1-15, 6 points for 16-25. For questions 16-20, 1 point deducted for each incorrect answer; for 21-25 questions, 2 points deducted for each 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 2024 is 77+

Silver

the cut-off score in 2024 is 61+

Bronze

the cut-off score in 2024 is 47+

Participation

for all participants

** Cayley Mathematical Olympiad (CMO-Grade 8)**

**○ Language**: English and Chinese**○ Date**: Mar. 22, 2024 (Friday) 17:00-19:00**○ Deadline**: Mar. 10, 2024**○ Location**: Paper-based in partnering school (online service application accepted)**○ Qualification**: IMC winners in grade 8 and below**○ Format**: Individual written test, 6 problems**○ Marking Scheme**: Each question is worth 10 points. Answers can be awarded partial marks depending 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.

Certificate of Distinction

the cut-off score in 2023 is 31+

Certificate of Merit

the cut-off score in 2023 is 12+

Gold

the cut-off score in 2023 is 50+

Silver

the cut-off score in 2023 is 42+

Bronze

the cut-off score in 2023 is 35+

**Hamilton Mathematical Olympiad (HMO-Grade 9)**

**○ Language**: English and Chinese**○ Date**: Mar. 22, 2024 (Friday) 17:00-19:00**○ Deadline**: Mar. 10, 2024**○ Location**: Paper-based in partnering school (online service application accepted)**○ Qualification**: IMC winners in grade 9**○ Format**: Individual written test, 6 problems**○ Marking Scheme**: Each question is worth 10 points. Answers can be awarded partial marks depending on the clarity of the participants Mathematical presentation. Answers left blank will be marked as 0.**○ Award**:

Certificate of Distinction

the cut-off score in 2023 is 34+

Certificate of Merit

the cut-off score in 2023 is 18+

Gold

the cut-off score in 2023 is 52+

Silver

the cut-off score in 2023 is 44+

Bronze

the cut-off score in 2023 is 38+

**Maclaurin Mathematical Olympiad (MMO-Grade 10)**

**○ Language**: English and Chinese**○ Date**: Mar. 22, 2024 (Friday) 17:00-19:00**○ Deadline**: Mar. 10, 2024**○ Location**: Paper-based in partnering school (online service application accepted)**○ Qualification**: IMC winners in grade 10**○ Format**: Individual written test, 6 problems**○ Marking Scheme**: Each question is worth 10 points. Answers can be awarded partial marks depending on the clarity of the participants Mathematical presentation. Answers left blank will be marked as 0.**○ Award**

Certificate of Distinction

the cut-off score in 2023 is 29+

Certificate of Merit

the cut-off score in 2023 is 18+

Gold

the cut-off score in 2023 is 47+

Silver

the cut-off score in 2023 is 39+

Bronze

the cut-off score in 2023 is 33+

# 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.