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The Zeta Club is an maths enrichment club for Tiffin students, with a particular focus on the Olympiads and Maths Challenges. Details are below.

Junior (Years 7-8)

Where: Room 56
Who with: Ms Bickerstaff
When: Wed at 1.05pm

Intermediate (Years 9-10)

Where: Room 57
Who with: Dr Frost
When: Wed/Thur at 1.05pm (pick either day)

Resources for Tiffin students

You can find my UKMT database here: www.drfrostmaths.com/ukmtdb, which contains all Maths Challenge, Olympiad, Kangaroo, Team Maths Challenge and some mentoring problems, all categorised by topic and subtopic, and with notes. You will need a username and password to access these - please ask me if you haven't already been supplied these.

If you are not at Tiffin you are welcome to use my older resources below.

Junior Maths Challenge

All are harder questions from past JMCs, i.e. Q16-25, the point at which points are lost for incorrect answers. The topics for these questions are somewhat more evenly distributed than in the geometry-heavy IMC: within the 2004-2012 papers (Q16-25 on each paper), 14 were geometry, 22 number (ratios, time, numerical calculations, etc.), 5 number grids (filling numbers into structures according to some constraint), 23 on Number Theory (problems relating to integers: remainders, factors, digits, etc.), 20 on 'spatial reasoning', and 6 on non-applied algebra. These questions below are categorised according to these by topic to help you hone in on particular skills. Please contact me for answers.

Junior Maths Olympiad

Again, questions are categorised by topic, and 'fact sheets' provide key theory and tips for each of these topics. Section B advice I've written can be found here.

Sample student solutions can be found here.

Junior Mentoring sheets

You can find these here: www.ukmt.org.uk/mentoring/junior. An index of these questions by topic can be found here.

Intermediate Maths Challenge

All are harder questions from past JMCs, i.e. Q16-25, the point at which points are lost for incorrect answers. I've categorised these by topic to hone in on particular skills. The ratio of (harder) question types for 2004-2012 is somewhat interesting: 38 were geometry, 16 were some kind of 'spatial reasoning' (paths through networks, rotating objects, etc.), 16 were general number problems (e.g. ratio, time, density, etc.), 14 'number theory' problems (involving integers, primes, digits, etc.) and just 6 non-applied algebra. As with the Olympiad, clearly the key to a high score is to master the geometry problems, many of which follow a similar approach. Please contact me for answers.

Intermediate Maths Olympiad

Again, questions are categorised by topic, and 'fact sheets' provide key theory and tips for each of these topics.

The breakdown of questions across a 8 year period: 59 Geometry questions, 28 Number Theory, 25 (non-applied) Algebra, 13 Spatial Reasoning/Logic, 6 Number Grids, 5 Speed/Distance/Time questions, 4 Sequences and just 1 Probability. Obvious conclusion: concentrate preparation on Geometry!

Because of this, I've prepared an extra worksheet involving finding difficult areas and lengths: Geometry Challenge Worksheet.

Intermediate Mentoring sheets

You can find these here: www.ukmt.org.uk/mentoring/intermediate. An index of these questions by topic can be found here.