• 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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Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to the course!

    2. Copyright notice - please read to continue

    3. How to use the course

    4. Before we begin...

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    1. Are you ready to start the 2020 SMC Paper?

    2. Question 1

    3. Question 1 Hint

    4. Question 1 - Select the answer

    5. Question 1 Solution

    6. Question 2

    7. Question 2 Hint

    8. Question 2 - Select the answer

    9. Question 2 Solution

    10. Question 3

    11. Question 3 Hint

    12. Question 3 - Select the answer

    13. Question 3 Solution

    14. Question 4

    15. Question 4 Hint

    16. Question 4 - Select the answer

    17. Question 4 Solution

    18. Question 5

    19. Question 5 Hint

    20. Question 5 - Select the answer

    21. Question 5 Solution

    22. Question 6

    23. Question 6 Hint

    24. Question 6 - Select the answer

    25. Question 6 Solution

    26. Question 7

    27. Question 7 Hint

    28. Question 7 - Select the answer

    29. Question 7 Solution

    30. Question 8

    31. Question 8 Hint

    32. Question 8 - Select the answer

    33. Question 8 Solution

    34. Question 9

    35. Question 9 Hint

    36. Question 9 - Select the answer

    37. Question 9 Solution

    38. Question 10

    39. Question 10 Hint

    40. Question 10 - Select the answer

    41. Question 10 Solution

    1. Question 11

    2. Question 11 Hint

    3. Question 11 - Select the answer

    4. Question 11 Solution

    5. Question 12

    6. Question 12 Hint

    7. Question 12 - Select the answer

    8. Question 12 Solution

    9. Question 13

    10. Question 13 Hint

    11. Question 13 - Select the answer

    12. Question 13 Solution

    13. Question 14

    14. Question 14 Hint

    15. Question 14 - Select the answer

    16. Question 14 Solution

    17. Question 15

    18. Question 15 Hint

    19. Question 15 - Select the answer

    20. Question 15 Solution

    21. Question 16

    22. Question 16 Hint

    23. Question 16 - Select the answer

    24. Question 16 Solution

    25. Question 17

    26. Question 17 Hint

    27. Question 17 - Select the answer

    28. Question 17 Solution

    29. Question 18

    30. Question 18 Hint

    31. Question 18 - Select the answer

    32. Question 18 Solution

    33. Question 19

    34. Question 19 Hint

    35. Question 19 - Select the answer

    36. Question 19 Solution

    37. Question 20

    38. Question 20 Hint

    39. Question 20 - Select the answer

    40. Question 20 Solution

    1. Question 21

    2. Question 21 Hint

    3. Question 21 - Select the answer

    4. Question 21 Solution

    5. Question 22

    6. Question 22 Hint

    7. Question 22 - Select the answer

    8. Question 22 Solution

    9. Question 23

    10. Question 23 Hint

    11. Question 23 - Select the answer

    12. Question 23 Solution

    13. Question 24

    14. Question 24 Hint

    15. Question 24 - Select the answer

    16. Question 24 Solution

    17. Question 25

    18. Question 25 Hint

    19. Question 25 - Select the answer

    20. Question 25 Solution

    1. Congratulations on completing the course!

About this course

  • Free
  • 107 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Reviews for this course

5 star rating

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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5 star rating

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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5 star rating

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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5 star rating

Absolutely Brilliant

Danielle Amouzou-Akue

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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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5 star rating

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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