The United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) was established in 1996 with the aim of enhancing the mathematical education of British youth. It provides various national-level mathematics competitions and activities for students aged 11 to 18 in the UK. UKMT encourages students to utilize their logical reasoning skills, cultivate precise thinking, and apply fundamental mathematical methods to solve intriguing problems. Among the many mathematical thinking challenge activities organized by UKMT, the three primary levels are Junior Mathematical Challenge (JMC), Intermediate Mathematical Challenge (IMC), and Senior Mathematical Challenge (SMC). Each year, it attracts over 700,000 students from more than 6,000 schools across the United Kingdom, making it the largest and most influential national mathematics thinking challenge in the UK.
According to Teacher Deng from MIS, they guide students in establishing math clubs and creating a conducive learning environment. In their daily teaching, they don't restrict themselves to textbook knowledge but provide appropriate extensions to help students think deeply about mathematics. As far as they know, almost all students didn't receive additional coaching for this competition but instead used their free time and extracurricular activities to discuss previous years' questions and become familiar with the exam format. Students work on solidifying their subject foundations, help each other, ask questions diligently, which significantly reduces the challenge posed by this competition for them.
英国数学基金会 (United Kingdom Mathematics Trust, UKMT) 成立于 1996 年，其宗旨是提高英国青少年的数学教育水平，为英国 11 至 18 岁的学生提供各种各样的国家级别数学竞赛和数学活动。
UKMT 鼓励学生发挥逻辑推理能力，培养缜密思维，使用基本的数学方法来解决新奇有趣的题目。UKMT 组织的众多数学思维挑战活动中，最主要的是三个级别：初级数学思维挑战活动 (JMC)、中级数学思维挑战活动 (IMC)和高级数学思维挑战活动 (SMC)。