• Totally free course for ages 15-18+ from an expert mathematician + experienced teacher

  • A video hint and full video solution for every question in the 2020 Senior Maths Challenge.

  • Available 24/7, go at your own pace. No ads, no distractions.

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Reviews for this course

This course was sooooooo helpful!! Would definitely recom...

Precious Okafor

The 2021 maths challenge was indeed a challenge but I felt it was less straightforward than previous years. But I must mention that this maths course really ...

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The 2021 maths challenge was indeed a challenge but I felt it was less straightforward than previous years. But I must mention that this maths course really helped me get into the right mind frame needed for the UKMT, like how to manipulate numbers to get what you need. I speak as a student who's never gotten above a bronze, never answered more than 15 questions and so I can clearly see an improvement. Don't forget that this is a completely free course so you have nothing to lose but everything to gain.

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Outstanding Course!

Eshan Banerjee

Thank you so much for offering this course, it really helped me guide my preparation for the SMC and to develop different strategies to tackle the questions ...

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Thank you so much for offering this course, it really helped me guide my preparation for the SMC and to develop different strategies to tackle the questions in this year’s paper. The main thing that I really liked about the course was the availability of hints and then thorough solutions afterwards because when compared to the mark schemes, this was much better as the video solutions were more trivial strategies rather than the ‘ideal’ strategies as found on the mark scheme which is sometimes very daunting for newcomer problem-solving students. Would recommend this course to anyone going to the JMC, IMC and of course SMC in the future as the core skills in the challenges has been thoroughly explored. Thanks again Mathsaurus!

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Vital refresher

Sienna Thompson💋

Helped so much with building confidence. Comfortable format due to available progressive help to reach the final answer if you are struggling. Great resource...

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Helped so much with building confidence. Comfortable format due to available progressive help to reach the final answer if you are struggling. Great resource, so grateful it was free !

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Absolutely Brilliant

Danielle Amouzou-Akue

SMC Free course by Kevin

Jonathan Nkolo Ntshila Year 12

Really useful, helps to get into the right way of approaching the questions without overcomplicating it

Really useful, helps to get into the right way of approaching the questions without overcomplicating it

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very helpful

Ganesh Mistry

the course allowed me to approach problems in a more structural and clarifying way. the only problem i have with the course is that there isn't more!

the course allowed me to approach problems in a more structural and clarifying way. the only problem i have with the course is that there isn't more!

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Awsome learning experience

Pranit Munjal

Was awsome prep for the senoir maths challenge as well as problem solving in general.

Was awsome prep for the senoir maths challenge as well as problem solving in general.

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Thanks

Daniel Fletcher

Thanks for making this course!

Thanks for making this course!

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Instructor

Kevin Olding

Kevin Olding is an experienced teacher and tutor, having worked for 7 years at two leading independent schools in London, and for over a decade as a private tutor. He holds a First Class MMATH Mathematics degree from Magdalen College, Oxford, an MSc in Applied Statistics from Birkbeck, University of London (Distinction and prize for best overall performace), MRes in Statistical Applied Mathematics (Distinction and soon PhD) from the University of Bath, as well as a degree in Law. He is also the creator of the Mathsaurus YouTube channel, which has tens of thousands of subscribers and millions of video views.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which ages of student is this course appropriate for?

    The Senior Maths Challenge is usually taken by students in school 13 and below (England and Wales), S6 and below and S2 (Scotland) or Year 14 and below (Northern Ireland). Entrants are typically aged 15-18 and so this course is most suitable for students in this age group, but advanced younger students can benefit too.

  • Why is the course listed as free preview? Is it really free?

    Yes, all of the content of this course is accessible through the 'free preview' section and is totally free. It has been set up in this way so that you can also 'upgrade' to make an optional £2 donation, but all the course content is free either way!

  • How long does the course take to complete?

    Allow a couple of hours in total for a typical student to complete most of this free course, but it could take longer if students really engage with trying to solve the hardest problems themselves.

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