UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

General Pinewood May 14 10

Pinewood pupils achieved 5 golds, 14 silvers and 6 bronzes in this year’s UKMT Junior Maths Challenge. Over 250,000 pupils from across the UK sat the paper, with roughly the top 6% receiving a gold certificate, the next 13% silver and the next 21% bronze. Daniel Ayres won Best in School, while Gregor Hawkes and Ben Cowling won best in Years 7 and 6. Dominic Kelly and Gabrielle Steg also won gold awards. For more information on the UKMT and its activities, visit:

Here is a sample question from this year’s paper. Any answers to

Which of the following has the same remainder when it is divided by 2 as when it is divided by 3?

A: 3        B: 5         C: 7         D: 9        E: 1

How many of the four Knaves were telling the truth?

  • Knave of Hearts “I stole the tarts”
  • Knaves of Clubs “The Knave of Hearts is lying”
  • Knave of Diamonds “ The Knave of Clubs is lying”
  • Knave of Spades “The Knave of Diamonds is lying”

A: 1        B: 2         C: 3         D: 4        E: More information needed