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Maths Challenge

Maths Challenge

Annual challenge

Every year, the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics runs:

  • a Maths Challenge for students in Year 8 and below
  • a Senior Maths Challenge for students in Year 10 and below

Entrants complete a series of challenging and fun problems over February half-term. They either return them to us directly or via their teacher at school. Problems are sent out to local schools in late January. You can also find the problems below. Some of the questions might involve some investigation and some problem solving.

The best entrants, along with teachers, family and friends are invited to a prize-giving evening at Newcastle University. Planned to be on Wednesday 4th May 2022 for the coming 2022 challenges.

The 2021 challenges are now complete

The 2021 challenges are now complete, 2022 challenges will be sent to schools in advance of February half term.

Contact us

For more information, or to be added to the list of schools who receive the Challenge questions each year, please email the Maths Challenge team at