Encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought,
and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.
The problems on the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge are designed to make students think.
Most are accessible, yet still challenge those with more experience.
Entry close date: 20th January 2023
2nd February 2023
* Fees for the Challenge are $45 per student.
Name of Account: Pinnacle Education Group
Please make payment with the students 'full name + UKIMC ' as reference.
⚠️ Please note that any fees and payments made are non-refundable.
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Challenge format: 60-minute, multiple-choice paper
Eligible year groups: Year 9-11
Calculators are NOT permitted.
Please note: If you registered after the deadline, the fees will be doubled.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the eligibility requirements?
Eligible age groups: Year 11 or below (NZ Year 9-11)
2. How can students access the Challenge?
Paper. There will be question papers and answer sheets for students.
3. How do I prepare for the Challenge?
You can utilise the previous online Challenges, download past papers, solutions and investigations here.
4. How are the scoring rules?
The scoring rules for the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge are as follows: 5 marks are awarded for each correct answer to questions 1 - 15 6 marks are awarded for each correct answer to questions 16 - 25 Each incorrect answer to questions 16 - 20 loses 1 mark Each incorrect answer to questions 21 - 25 loses 2 marks Answers left blank will be marked as 0
5. How are students awarded?
All students will receive a certificate of participation. Top-scoring 50% of participants will receive Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates in the ratio 3:2:1. Certificates have the student names pre-populated and can be downloaded and printed as soon as results are released. The 2022 award thresholds are: Gold 81+, Silver 65+, Bronze 50+ (All years)