WHAT IS MATHS CHALLENGE & WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Maths Challenge is a multiple choice online quiz of maths questions.
It is FREE and open to students from year 3 to year 10 studying in the UK.
There are 4 Maths Challenges based on the year of study of students.
- Marble Fox Challenge – year 3 and 4
- Arctic Fox Challenge – year 5 and 6
- Swift Fox Challenge – year 7 and 8
- Corsac Fox Challenge – Year 9 and 10
Senior & Junior Maths Champions will be selected from all the 9 regions of UUKMA.
Pre-registration is required to participate.
HOW IS MATHS CHALLENGE CONDUCTED?
It will be an online test conducted through a highly secure web platform.
Registered students can log in at www.uukma.org/mathschallenge/ any time from 10 am to 4 pm on 15th July 2018. Only one test will be allowed per student.
The test will last for 60 minutes and will have a maximum of 100 questions.
Questions will cover the UK National Curriculum for Mathematics which is made up of Number, Ratio & Proportion, Algebra, Geometry & Measures, Probability, and Statistics. Questions will test fluency, reasoning and problem solving and will be the same style as used by UK schools for key assessment objectives.
You will have the option to request the test result which can be used as a Maths Assessment Report of the student to understand their level of knowledge and mastery of Maths. The report can be used to focus on weaker areas and for planning studies in the following year with the help of Wisefox if you wish to do so.
WIN UUKMA REGIONAL LEVEL & NATIONAL LEVEL AWARDS & RECOGNITION.
Two Regional Champions will be selected from each of the 9 regions of UUKMA. These Winners will receive Trophy and Certificate in a National Event of UUKMA.
Two National level Champions will also be selected and they will be awarded £500 cash prize in addition to Trophy & Certificate.
WHAT TYPE OF QUESTIONS WILL BE THERE IN THE MATHS CHALLENGE?
Questions will be from the National Curriculum of UK which includes Number, Ratio & Proportion, Algebra, Geometry & Measures, Probability, and Statistics. There will be a selection of questions from each of these area. The style of the questions will cover fluency, reasoning and problem solving which are key assessment objectives. The questions therefore test knowledge, application and understanding.
HOW DIFFICULT IS THE MATHS CHALLENGE?
The Challenge starts with simple questions, and get progressively more challenging. Early questions may test knowledge or be 1 step problems and later questions will have 2 or more steps to take before a solution is reached.
HOW COULD A PARTICIPANT PREPARE FOR THE MATHS CHALLENGE?
The test is at the end of the academic year. Participants should have covered all the content in school. Calculators are allowed. Pen and paper for jottings is recommended.