• Learn to Think

    Maths challenges stretch you to think deeply and you'll leave this course as an expert problem solver with experience of a wide range of problems and puzzles.

  • Master the most important topics for maths challenges

    Maths challenges go beyond the curriculum and cover extra topics that you don't usually spend so much time on in school. Here you'll have time to understand them fully.

  • Enjoy maths

    You learn the most when you're having fun and these challenging problems are meant to be appreciated and enjoyed as well as helping you score well in maths challenges!

  • Perfect preparation for students aiming for a Gold certificate in the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge.

  • Also excellent material for general enrichment and mastery of mathematics aged 10-13.

  • Teaching videos and quizzes on the most important topics for maths challenges.

  • Over 100 original problems to help prepare, 70 of which have video hints and full video solutions.

  • Course includes a free preview section to try before you sign up for the full course (no payment details needed).

Hi, I'm Kevin, your teacher for this course!

I studied maths at Oxford University and learnt to teach at some of the UK's most prestigious private schools.  I'm also an experienced and highly sought after private tutor with a popular maths YouTube channel. I've created these Mathsaurus courses so you can learn to do maths like the very best on a fraction of the budget.

This course has been designed to replicate the experience of private tuition, with video hints and solutions as you work through the course that make it feel like you're in a real lesson.

I really enjoyed making this course and I hope that as well as learning a lot you're going to have fun along the way too. In the video introduction below I'll tell you more about the course.   Then if you're ready to get started  you can sign up for the free preview or the full course or learn more about it further down the page.



Sign up now to start the preview sections of the course for free!

No payment details will be taken so you can access the free preview sections with no obligation to continue and upgrade whenever you are ready. You can also scroll further down this page to read more detail about the course.

Or sign up for the full course now:

Just select how long you would like access to get started immediately

  • £29.00 first payment, £10.00 / month onwards

    Go for Gold in maths challenges (age 10-13)

    £29 for first 30 days - then choose to keep the course for as long as needed for £10 per month. (Recurring payments can be easily cancelled at any time)
    Go for Gold!
  • £79.00

    Go for Gold in maths challenges (age 10-13)

    1 year - plenty of time to complete the course and absorb the content. One payment only that does not repeat.
    Go for Gold!

More about the course

The course starts with video lessons and quizzes on the most important topics that come up in maths challenges for ages 10-13:

  • Number Theory

    You'll learn about prime, square, cube and triangular numbers as well as divisibility rules and tricks that are essential for maths challenges.

  • Geometry

    Learn about triangles, polygons, parallel line theorems and more and apply your knowledge to challenge style problems.

  • Algebra

    Apply algebra to solve word problems and , geometry puzzles bur also learn some tricks to help you avoid algebra when there are easier methods available.

  • Magic squares

    Learn how to solve problems involving fun 'magic squares' of numbers where the totals of all the rows columns and diagonals are equal.

  • Counting and colouring problems

    Understand how to efficiently count how many ways there are to colour in diagrams or to order objects in lists.

Then try the original practice questions

75 problems with video hints and solutions

As well as the teaching sections of the course there are 75 questions arranged into 3 practice papers, all written by Kevin exclusively for this course. Each question has a video solution but also a video hint to give you the best chance of solving the question yourself, just as if you were in a private lesson with Kevin.

Browse the full course content below

Click 'show more' to see all chapters

    1. Number Theory Topics

    2. 1. Divisibility tests (2,3,4,5,6,9 and other composite numbers)

      FREE PREVIEW
    3. Quiz - divisibility tests

      FREE PREVIEW
    4. 2. Prime numbers (and testing if large numbers are prime)

    5. Quiz - Prime numbers

    6. 3. Square, cube and triangular numbers and powers of 2

    7. Quiz - square, cube and triangular numbers

    8. 4. Last digits of products and square numbers

    9. Quiz - last digits of products and square numbers

    1. Geometry Topics

      FREE PREVIEW
    2. 1. Polygon names and regular and irregular polygons

      FREE PREVIEW
    3. Quiz - names of polygons

      FREE PREVIEW
    4. 2. Calculating Interior and exterior angles in polygons

    5. Quiz - interior and exterior angles in polygons

    6. 3. Calculations with isosceles triangles and a useful result about triangles

    7. Quiz - isosceles triangles

    8. 4. Parallel line theorems - corresponding and alternate angles

    9. Quiz - parallel line theorems

    10. 5. Types of quadrilaterals - names and properties

    11. Geometry section complete!

    1. Intro to algebra problems (and how to solve them without algebra!)

      FREE PREVIEW
    2. Intro to algebra quiz

      FREE PREVIEW
    3. Algebra in word problems

    4. Algebra in word problems quiz

    5. Algebra in geometry problems

    6. Algebra in geometry quiz

    1. Counting and colouring

    2. Counting and colouring quiz

    3. Magic Squares

    4. Magic squares quiz

    1. 25 question paper with video hints and solutions

    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 - Select the answer

    12. Question 3 Hint

    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

Don't just take my word for it!

Read the reviews from students who have taken the course:

5 star rating

Wish we had this course years ago

patrick ludden

This is a fantastic course and my children and I are really enjoying the material and looking forward to more great learning.

This is a fantastic course and my children and I are really enjoying the material and looking forward to more great learning.

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5 star rating

Love it

Anish Laha

Surprising how much you learn from this! I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to get better at maths.

Surprising how much you learn from this! I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to get better at maths.

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5 star rating

It is great!

Indranil Ghosh

It is great! Have fun and try it!

It is great! Have fun and try it!

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5 star rating

Brillant !

Arjun Dosanjh

I found this course to be very helpful. I enjoyed the video lessons and the way in which the questions are presented.

I found this course to be very helpful. I enjoyed the video lessons and the way in which the questions are presented.

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  • £29.00 first payment, £10.00 / month onwards

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    £29 for first 30 days - then choose to keep the course for as long as needed for £10 per month. (Recurring payments can be easily cancelled at any time)
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    1 year - plenty of time to complete the course and absorb the content
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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.

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