What is PMC?
The Primary Mathematics Challenge is aimed at pupils aged 9 - 11.
The PMC paper has 25 questions. 20 of these are multiple choice. The questions are graded; starting with easy ones and graduating to harder questions. The final five require an answer where no choices are given.
Challenge date and time:
9 Nov 2023 (NZ time)
Closing date of registering: 26 October 2023
Fees for the PMC (first round) is $30 per student.
Eligible year groups: Year 4-6 (aged 9-11)
Calculators are NOT permitted.
Name of Account: Pinnacle Education Group
Please make payment with the students 'full name + PMC ' as reference.
⚠️ Please note that any fees and payments made are non-refundable.
⚠️ Before you make any payment, make sure you read through the refund policy on our website to avoid misunderstandings.
(Terms and conditions apply).
Please note: If you registered after the deadline, the fees will be doubled.
What will I get?
45 minutes to answer the questions
the chance to take part in a national challenge
10 easy questions to start with
certificates presented by PGA
high-scoring pupils will be invited to take part in the PMC Bonus Round
($40 per student)
The Bonus Round will be taken between 5th – 9th February 2024.
The Bonus Round is an invite-only opportunity for those pupils who did well in the first round, to extend and challenge their maths skills.
The Paper is set out in a similar format to the November challenge paper with 25 questions and 45 minutes to do them in.
Pupils can take part in the Bonus Round Challenge online.
The boundary to take part in the Bonus Round will be set in November after the November Challenge has taken place.
The qualifying pupils will be sent the Bonus Round paper in January.
All bonus round participants receive a certificate for taking part. You can win a gold, silver or bronze lapel badges and certificates.
Challenge date: 9 Nov 2023