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What is PMC?

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Created by The Mathematical Association, the Primary Mathematics Challenge (PMC) is a fun and exciting mathematical challenge.

The PMC is not designed to be just another test in the school year. The PMC encourages enthusiasm, boosts confidence in mathematics and shows the different ways questions can be asked. We believe in the importance of problem-solving as a means of helping pupils develop their reasoning skills.

Challenge date and time:

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm, 21 Nov 2024 (NZ time)

Closing date of registering: 14 Nov 2024

Fees for the PMC (first round) is $30 per student.

Eligible year groups: Year 4-6 (aged 9-11)

Exam: Online

Calculators are NOT permitted.


Name of Account: Pinnacle Education Group

Account: 06-0241-0684634-00


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).

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Please note: If you registered after the deadline, the fees will be doubled.

Challenge date: 22 Nov 2024

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

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

- 25 questions. 20 of these are multiple choice. 

- The final five require an answer where no choices are given.

Format of PMC?

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What will I get in PMC?

  • 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

PMC Bonus Round
($40 per student)

The Bonus Round will be taken in February 2025.

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.

Students who scored 20 or above from PMC in November 2023, were invited to participate in the Bonus Round, a more challenging paper held in February 2024.

The gold, silver, and bronze boundaries for the Bonus Round results are as follows:

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The Bonus Round Paper

- Similar format to the PMC November challenge paper

- 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.

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