What are The National Young Mathematicians’ Awards?

Inspiring the next generation of mathematicians.

We are inviting pupils to compete in our team maths competition run with our friends at the NRICH project at the University of Cambridge. Schools are invited to enter a team of four pupils who will have the unique opportunity to tackle a never-before-seen mathematical problem.

Register now for our 2018/19 competition!

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 Fantastic team work

 Mathematical thinking

 Systematic recording

Could your pupils win a place at the Cambridge Grand Final? 


Our National Young Mathematicians’ Awards feeds a passion for learning and inspires children to aim high! Our past winners have always loved to work in a team to tackle a unique mathematical challenge. Take a look at our video to see just what happens at the final.

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Practice Questions

How it works

Due to popular demand, this year’s National Young Mathematicians’ Awards is open to secondary schools as well as primary schools for the first time! Schools are invited to enter one team of four pupils to compete. The top five primary school teams and the top five secondary school teams from round 2 will be invited to the Grand Final at the University of Cambridge. Here are the dates for your diary:

Primary competition

For pupils in year 6/P7 and below.

Round 1: Wednesday 7th November 2018 | 12pm – 2pm at your local Explore Learning centre

Round 2: Wednesday 5th December 2018 | 12pm – 2pm at your local Explore Learning centre

Grand final: Wednesday 9th January 2019 | 11:30am – 5pm at the University of Cambridge

Secondary competition

For pupils in year 8/S2 and below.

Round 1: Thursday 8th November 2018 | 12pm – 2pm at your local Explore Learning centre

Round 2: Thursday 6th December 2018 | 12pm – 2pm at your local Explore Learning centre

Grand final: Wednesday 9th January 2019 | 11:30am – 5pm at the University of Cambridge

Please note that any travel costs to join us at the Grand Final will be covered by Explore Learning.

Warm up your pupils’ brains with this challenge – can they solve it?

NYMA puzzle


 

Bobby Seagull

Maths ambassadors

Every year we invite an inspirational mathematician to be an ambassador for our National Young Mathematicians’ Awards. This year, we are delighted that Bobby Seagull is involved with the competition!

Bobby Seagull gained the affection of the British public from his popular appearances leading the Emmanuel College Cambridge team on University Challenge. Bobby is still at Emmanuel, studying for his Doctorate in Mathematical Education whilst also teaching at his local school in east London.

His television series with fellow University Challenge contestant Eric Monkman, ‘The Monkman and Seagull Genius Guide to Great Britain’ is currently being broadcast on BBC2. Bobby’s book, ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers’, is being published this October by Penguin Random House. 

Bobby is an ambassador for National Numeracy, Open University and has recently judged the Shell Make Future Live competition. He has spoken at both the Financial Times reader event (he writes a regular column for the FT) and also the New Scientist Live event. He writes regular puzzles for Radio 4 Today programme.

FREE TEACHER RESOURCES

If you’d like to prepare a team for The National Young Mathematicans’ Awards, or simply want to find a new maths challenge for your class, you can access our free resources!

FREE RESOURCES

NRICH PROBLEM-SOLVING TASKS

We’ve been working with the NRICH Project at the University of Cambridge since 2010. You can find out more about the maths problems they create on the NRICH website.

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Exciting prizes for all finalists


 

Letts

Previous winners


 

NYMA 2018 winners

Ladbrooke Junior Mixed and Infant School, 2017

Barnet

 Bilton Junior School, 2016

Rugby

Badger Hill Primary School, 2015

York

Holbrook Primary School, 2014

Horsham

Stalyhill Junior School, 2013

Stalybridge

Knaphill Junior School, 2012

Woking

Wood End Primary School, 2011

Harpenden

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