Mathematical Education on Merseyside (Challenges)

Mathematical Education on Merseyside (MEM) is an umbrella organisation, bringing together staff from the three universities in Liverpool and local school teachers. They provide activities such as masterclasses to enrich the mathematical experience of high-school students throughout the region and, as available here, challenges which originally were presented as take-home competitions for use during the February half terms. There are two Challenges, one aimed at Year Seven and Eight students, and the Senior Challenge which was aimed at Year Nine and Ten students. Each challenge contains about eight questions covering a wide range of mathematics set within a problem solving or puzzle activity. The Senior Challenges from 1980 to 2003 are presented in one file with a matching file of solutions. From 2003 onwards there are separate files and solutions for each year to the present. The Challenges are usually set in a particular context or theme, such as Space or Cluedo.

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Challenges

These resources have been provided by Mathematical Education on Merseyside who have been running Challenge and Senior Challenge, take-home competitions for February half term, since the late 1970s. The Challenge is aimed at students in Years Seven and Eight. Each challenge consists of about eight questions, with...

Senior Challenges

These Senior Challenges from Mathematical Education on Merseyside were first produced as take home competitions aimed at Year Nine and Ten students.

Each of these yearly challenges contains about eight questions covering a wide range of mathematical topics set within problem solving or puzzle activities. The...

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