The United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a charity founded in 1996 to help with the education of children in mathematics within the UK. You can download UKMT Junior Kangaroo Past Papers Collection with Solutions – Mathematical Challenge for practice at the end of the article.
The national mathematics competitions existed prior to the formation of the UKMT, but the foundation of the UKMT in the summer of 1996 enabled them to be run collectively. The Senior Mathematical Challenge was formerly the National Mathematics Contest.
Founded in 1961, it was run by the Mathematical Association from 1975 until its adoption by the UKMT in 1996. The Junior and Intermediate Mathematical Challenges were the initiative of Dr Tony Gardiner in 1987 and were run by him under the name of the United Kingdom Mathematics Foundation until 1996.
The popularity of the UK national mathematics competitions is largely due to the publicising efforts of Dr Gardiner in the years 1987-1995. Hence, in 1995, he advertised for the formation of a committee and for a host institution that would lead to the establishment of the UKMT, enabling the challenges to be run effectively together under one organisation.
The UKMT run a series of mathematics competitions to encourage children's interest in mathematics and develop their skills:
- Junior Mathematical Challenge
- Junior Kangaroo
- Junior Mathematical Olympiad
- Intermediate Mathematical Challenge
- Grey Kangaroo
- Pink Kangaroo
- Cayley Olympiad
- Hamilton Olympiad
- Maclaurin Olympiad
- Senior Mathematical Challenge
- Senior Kangaroo
- British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1
- British Mathematical Olympiad Round 2
- Mathematical Olympiad for Girls
- Primary Team Maths Resources
- Team Maths Challenge
- Senior Team Maths Challenge
- Maths Miniatures
- Training for international competitions
You can read, download and practice with the UKMT Junior Kangaroo Past Papers Collection with Solutions – Mathematical Challenge below. If you have difficulties to download the files, you can read the guide at here How to / Guide to download the file with steps.