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    Can anyone tell me what I could do to help myself get better at UKMT Challenges? I know I could do past papers but I'm looking around for more variety. Are there any resources, books or anything else? I do exceptional when it comes to school work but I flop when it comes to these challenges.
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    Can anyone tell me what I could do to help myself get better at UKMT Challenges? I know I could do past papers but I'm looking around for more variety. Are there any resources, books or anything else? I do exceptional when it comes to school work but I flop when it comes to these challenges.
    I feel like I can relate. I also am exceptional at school work but when it comes to the UKMT I do terrible! You can try doing their past papers and looking at the solutions for practice. I’m sure thekidwhogames will be able to offer some advice on this specific topic.
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    I feel like I can relate. I also am exceptional at school work but when it comes to the UKMT I do terrible! You can try doing their past papers and looking at the solutions for practice. I’m sure thekidwhogames will be able to offer some advice on this specific topic.
    Yeah I've already decided on a schedule. I'm going to be doing 2 hours of past papers on Sunday every week for the next year or so. I want to get atleast a gold.
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    Yeah I've already decided on a schedule. I'm going to be doing 2 hours of past papers on Sunday every week for the next year or so. I want to get atleast a gold.
    Sounds like a plan
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    (Original post by Y11_Maths)
    I feel like I can relate. I also am exceptional at school work but when it comes to the UKMT I do terrible! You can try doing their past papers and looking at the solutions for practice. I’m sure thekidwhogames will be able to offer some advice on this specific topic.
    Thanks for the tag, I'm glad to help.

    OP what year are you in? Do you mean for next year's Senior? If so, a gold can be guaranteed (it's not as hard as one may say). I recommend getting better at problem-solving first (difficult to do without a mentor or teacher but possible). I want you to purchase some books first and go through them - forget about papers by now. Once you finish these books, the UKMT challenges (though, not the Olympiads) will be a walk in the park and you'll be averaging next to full marks on them.

    I'm assuming you're a beginner at competition Maths so I want you to buy these books first and go over them (doing the problems and only looking at solutions after you tried them, even when stuck, keep at them for hours):

    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...-algebra-ebook
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...counting-ebook
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...geometry-ebook
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...r-theory-ebook

    And:
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...ops-vol1-ebook
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...ops-vol2-ebook

    Once you've finished all 6 books (which you can before next year easily), it's time to put what you learnt to the test.

    Papers:
    UKMT (JMC/IMC/SMC - do all for practice): http://www.ukmt-resources.org.uk/index-tr.html

    AMC 10/12 (American UKMT; do this for practice too): https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki..._and_Solutions

    By then, you'll be one of the top at these challenges and I 99.9% guarantee you will get a gold if you put the effort in. In fact, you'll probably get full or nearly full marks.

    I was the exact same as both of you. In year 9 and year 10, I was doing A level Maths stuff with year 12s and year 13s (I was great at school work) but when I did the senior challenge, I got a bronze in year 10. I then did this routine for <1 month before the next senior and went from one of the lowest in school (bronze) to the top in my school in its history. My friend (exceptional mathematician) went from bronze in intermediate to silver in senior and gold in intermediate and will sit the Olympiad (in also less than a month). Imagine what you can do over summer and the next few months! You are both capable of easily doing this. I hope to hear that next year you guys qualify onto the Olympiads!
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    Thanks for the tag, I'm glad to help.

    OP what year are you in? Do you mean for next year's Senior? If so, a gold can be guaranteed (it's not as hard as one may say). I recommend getting better at problem-solving first (difficult to do without a mentor or teacher but possible). I want you to purchase some books first and go through them - forget about papers by now. Once you finish these books, the UKMT challenges (though, not the Olympiads) will be a walk in the park and you'll be averaging next to full marks on them.

    I'm assuming you're a beginner at competition Maths so I want you to buy these books first and go over them (doing the problems and only looking at solutions after you tried them, even when stuck, keep at them for hours):

    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...-algebra-ebook
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...counting-ebook
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...geometry-ebook
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...r-theory-ebook

    And:
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...ops-vol1-ebook
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...ops-vol2-ebook

    Once you've finished all 6 books (which you can before next year easily), it's time to put what you learnt to the test.

    Papers:
    UKMT (JMC/IMC/SMC - do all for practice): http://www.ukmt-resources.org.uk/index-tr.html

    AMC 10/12 (American UKMT; do this for practice too): https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki..._and_Solutions

    By then, you'll be one of the top at these callenges and I 99.9% guarnatee you will get a gold if you put the effort in. In fact, you'll probably get full or nearly full marks.

    I was the exact same as both of you. In year 9 and year 10, I was doing A level Maths stuff with year 12s and year 13s (I was great at school work) but when I did the senior challenge, I got a bronze in year 10. I then did this routine for <1 month before the next senior and went from one of the lowest in school (bronze) to the top in my school in its history. You are both capable of easily doing this. I hope to hear that next year you guys qualify onto the Olympiads!
    Sure! Also btw I'm in year 10, next year I'll be doing the intermediate.
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    Sure! Also btw I'm in year 10, next year I'll be doing the intermediate.
    If you do what I said, then ask to sit the senior and then enjoy the double golds. You can then sit both the intermediate Olympiad and the British Maths Olympiad. Good luck!
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    Thanks for the tag, I'm glad to help.

    OP what year are you in? Do you mean for next year's Senior? If so, a gold can be guaranteed (it's not as hard as one may say). I recommend getting better at problem-solving first (difficult to do without a mentor or teacher but possible). I want you to purchase some books first and go through them - forget about papers by now. Once you finish these books, the UKMT challenges (though, not the Olympiads) will be a walk in the park and you'll be averaging next to full marks on them.

    I'm assuming you're a beginner at competition Maths so I want you to buy these books first and go over them (doing the problems and only looking at solutions after you tried them, even when stuck, keep at them for hours):

    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...-algebra-ebook
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...counting-ebook
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...geometry-ebook
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...r-theory-ebook

    And:
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...ops-vol1-ebook
    https://artofproblemsolving.com/stor...ops-vol2-ebook

    Once you've finished all 6 books (which you can before next year easily), it's time to put what you learnt to the test.

    Papers:
    UKMT (JMC/IMC/SMC - do all for practice): http://www.ukmt-resources.org.uk/index-tr.html

    AMC 10/12 (American UKMT; do this for practice too): https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki..._and_Solutions

    By then, you'll be one of the top at these callenges and I 99.9% guarnatee you will get a gold if you put the effort in. In fact, you'll probably get full or nearly full marks.

    I was the exact same as both of you. In year 9 and year 10, I was doing A level Maths stuff with year 12s and year 13s (I was great at school work) but when I did the senior challenge, I got a bronze in year 10. I then did this routine for <1 month before the next senior and went from one of the lowest in school (bronze) to the top in my school in its history. You are both capable of easily doing this. I hope to hear that next year you guys qualify onto the Olympiads!
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    Wow, this is incredibly helpful! I will definitely be doing this, thank you very much. Next year I will hopefully be announcing how well I did because of you. Much thanks again!
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    Wow, this is incredibly helpful! I will definitely be doing this, thank you very much. Next year I will hopefully be announcing how well I did because of you. Much thanks again!
    No problem!
 
 
 
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