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What is PMC?

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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:

 8 Feb 2024 (NZ time)


Closing date of registering: 1 Feb 2024

Fees for the PMC (bonus round) is $40 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  2 ' 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: 8 February 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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Bonus Round
($40 per student)

The Bonus Round will be taken on 8 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: Scoring 20 and above in the November Challenge.

  • 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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