Welcome to the First Mathematics Challenge

The First Mathematics Challenge (FMC) has been specifically created to give all pupils in Years 3 and 4, P3 and P4 in Scotland and year 4 and 5 in Northern Ireland, the opportunity to take part in a National Challenge. 

The FMC has been created for all your pupils. It is our intention that mathematics is portrayed as enjoyable, exciting and engaging for younger pupils and the FMC should provide an entertaining yet educational ending to the school year.

The FMC is easy to administer and mark! 

We are pleased to announce that the First Mathematics Challenge will take place 21st June - 2nd July 2021. The Challenge will be available both online and as a paper download.

Orders for FMC 2021 are now open!

Primary Maths Challenge

Primary Mathematics Challenge

The PMC is a nationwide challenge for pupils who want to get involved in some interesting and stimulating mathematics. Aimed at the top 60% of pupils in Years 5 and 6 England and Wales, P6 and P7 in Scotland, and Years 6 and 7 in Northern Ireland, the PMC is taken by tens of thousands of children each year.