Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad 2011
These resources from the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) include the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad and the international Kangeroo challenges.
The Olympiad is open to students in Years 9, 10 and 11 who have been invited to participate due to their being in the top 500 students in each group in the Intermediate Challenge.
The questions for Year 9 and below are to be found in the Cayley paper Year 10 in the Hamilton paper and Year 11 take the Maclaurin version.
The guidance notes are provided as an informal guide and show how it is possible to attack a difficult problem which may be unlike anything the students have ever seen before.
Some general guidance as well as three sample Olympiad questions which are discussed in detail, in an attempt to explain some of the thought processes needed when tackling them - these are not intended to be ‘model’ solutions!
The European Kangaroo Foundation is an international organisation based in Paris which organises the Europe-wide European Kangaroo. The name sounds strange, but recognises the fact that the European organisation was inspired by the Australian Mathematics Trust. Each year over three million school pupils across Europe (and beyond) take part at various levels. The UKMT has been involved in Kangaroo activities for several years and uses the hour-long multiple-choice papers as an extension to the Intermediate Challenge.
The solutions to all the papers are collected together in the solutions booklet.
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