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What is FMC?

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The First Mathematics Challenge (FMC) has been specifically created to give all pupils in Years 3 and 5 the opportunity to take part in this Challenge.

The questions will encourage your pupils to think outside the box and approach problems in a logical manner.

Challenge date and time:

18:00 - 18:45, 23 June 2024 (NZ time)


Closing date of registering: 14 June 2024

When registering multiple students, complete a separate registration form for each student, and ensure that you use a different email for each student.

Fees for the FMC is $30 per student.

Please include the student's name+FMC as reference.

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Fees for the FMC is $30 per student

Eligible year groups: NZ Year 3 to Year 5

Exam: Online

Calculators are NOT permitted.


Name of Account: Pinnacle Education Group

Account: 06-0241-0684634-00

⚠️ Please note that any fees and payments made are non-refundable.

⚠️ Before you make any payment, 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.

Challenge date: 23 June 2024


Challenge time:

NZ time: 18:00-18:45

Sydney, Australia: 16:00-16:45

Perth, Australia: 14:00-16:45

Singapore and Beijing: 14:00-16:45

What is MA?

The Mathematics Association (MA) is a professional society for mathematics educators in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1871 and has a long-standing tradition of promoting the teaching, learning, and enjoyment of mathematics at all levels.


One of the core aims of the MA is to promote public understanding of mathematics and its importance in society. MA hosts two Primary Mathematics Challenge annually FMC & PMC.

PGA reserves the right to interpret all competition and course arrangements.

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The Challenge paper

There will be a total of 20 multiple choice questions, students will start with easy questions to encourage them in their own ability and gradually get harder throughout the Challenge.


Students will have 45 minutes to complete all questions.


You can use as much scrap paper as they wish but no calculators, rulers or other aids may be used.

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