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1. Is anyone doing this tomorrow? What do you thing is important to learn- is there any formulae that is often required or any tips ?
2. I'm doing it! And from what I've heard is it's going to be multiple choice questions, where standard knowledge is needed. As long as you know the basics you should be fine!
3. Doing it as well! It's basically GCSE maths with a bit of AS level so the content isn't hard however it requires ingenuity. You could be a brilliant GCSE/A Level mathematician but may barely be able to scrape a bronze in this.

My friend got a B in GCSE maths but made it to the BMOs but a few friends of mine who got A*s and are doing really well at AS maths didn't even manage a bronze!
Best thing to do is practise questions (mainly geometry)

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4. (Original post by leopard923)
Is anyone doing this tomorrow? What do you thing is important to learn- is there any formulae that is often required or any tips ?
(Original post by Maariyah826)
I'm doing it! And from what I've heard is it's going to be multiple choice questions, where standard knowledge is needed. As long as you know the basics you should be fine!
it's usually pretty unpredictable, so just go in with a calm head and make sure to read every question carefully and remember the paths to the answers might not be as simple as it may seem

(I did 9 maths challenges over my 7 years at secondary/sixth so I'm quite experienced if there's anything ya wanna ask )
5. (Original post by Alexion)
it's usually pretty unpredictable, so just go in with a calm head and make sure to read every question carefully and remember the paths to the answers might not be as simple as it may seem

(I did 9 maths challenges over my 7 years at secondary/sixth so I'm quite experienced if there's anything ya wanna ask )
So.... what are he questions like? Maybe 2+2? Or even better M times V?
6. (Original post by Maariyah826)
So.... what are he questions like? Maybe 2+2? Or even better M times V?
I wish here's last year's...

https://www.ukmt.org.uk/pdfs/SMC2015.pdf
7. (Original post by Alexion)
it's usually pretty unpredictable, so just go in with a calm head and make sure to read every question carefully and remember the paths to the answers might not be as simple as it may seem

(I did 9 maths challenges over my 7 years at secondary/sixth so I'm quite experienced if there's anything ya wanna ask )
Thanks for the advice! That is a lot of maths challenges lol. Do you think its worth looking at the questions past number 15? Is it worth guessing any?

(Original post by DamnDaniel2)
Doing it as well! It's basically GCSE maths with a bit of AS level so the content isn't hard however it requires ingenuity. You could be a brilliant GCSE/A Level mathematician but may barely be able to scrape a bronze in this.

My friend got a B in GCSE maths but made it to the BMOs but a few friends of mine who got A*s and are doing really well at AS maths didn't even manage a bronze!
Best thing to do is practise questions (mainly geometry)

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Im practising right now . The questions about people telling the truth are so annoying ! And I agree, it's strange how people who have lower GCSE grades manage to do better! Thanks for replying. Good luck!

(Original post by Maariyah826)
I'm doing it! And from what I've heard is it's going to be multiple choice questions, where standard knowledge is needed. As long as you know the basics you should be fine!
Thank you! I hope so lol.
Good luck !
8. (Original post by leopard923)
Thanks for the advice! That is a lot of maths challenges lol. Do you think its worth looking at the questions past number 15? Is it worth guessing any?
Yes, it's definitely worth looking at every question, there's time for it.

Don't guess though, unless you've got a better chance of getting it right - you lose marks for incorrect answers...
9. (Original post by Alexion)
Yes, it's definitely worth looking at every question, there's time for it.

Don't guess though, unless you've got a better chance of getting it right - you lose marks for incorrect answers...
Ok thank you !
10. Haha that looks alright but how would you do the first question in your head?! unless there's some weird trick to it (calculator). I'm not really fussed about this though, because its not part of my A-level My maths teacher said she will kick us out of maths if we don't attend(hope she wasn't serious!) Good luck to you all who are doing it.
11. I'm doing it tomorrow after school!

Lol, I fluked the Intermediate Maths Challenge 2 years ago and got into olympiad. I don't think that will happen again
12. (Original post by Maariyah826)
Haha that looks alright but how would you do the first question in your head?! unless there's some weird trick to it (calculator). I'm not really fussed about this though, because its not part of my A-level My maths teacher said she will kick us out of maths if we don't attend(hope she wasn't serious!) Good luck to you all who are doing it.
Good luck too!
13. (Original post by Baaah)
I'm doing it tomorrow after school!

Lol, I fluked the Intermediate Maths Challenge 2 years ago and got into olympiad. I don't think that will happen again
Wow ! I wish some miracle will happen for me tomorrow lol. Good luck!

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