Book launch for logical luminaries

Do you have what it takes to conquer The Ultimate Mathematical Challenge?

The Ultimate Mathematical Challenge book, written by The UK Mathematics Trust

The UK Mathematics Trust publishes The Ultimate Mathematical Challenge book. October 2018.

Have you ever wanted to be a puzzle pro or logical luminary? Well, look no further!

The perfect way to liven up your day, The Ultimate Mathematical Challenge features more than 365 puzzles to test your wits and excite your mind. From starter puzzles to perplexing Olympiad problems designed to stretch even the strongest mathematicians, this book is the ideal forum to get your brain into gear and feed it with the challenges it craves.

Published on Thursday 1 November, the book has been written by The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) – a registered charity based on campus. UKMT is, and has always been, part of the School of Mathematics, and its staff are employees of the University. 

UKMT aims to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. During the past 22 years, it has grown from a small volunteer-led organisation into a large national charity. Its competitions and other activities attract more than 700,000 entries each year, making UKMT’s Mathematical Challenges the UK’s most popular competitions for school-age young people. 

Each challenge leads into a follow-on Olympiad round, and UKMT runs mentoring schemes and summer schools for high-performing students, as well as training the team of six to represent the UK in the International Mathematical Olympiad. It also runs team maths competitions for two age ranges, publishes books and organises enrichment seminars for teachers.

Now, everyone can enjoy The Ultimate Mathematical Challenge by buying a copy of this book of carefully curated problems, taken from UKMT’s back catalogue of puzzles.

Steven O’Hagan, UK Mathematics Trust Deputy Director, said: “Most of these problems can be tackled using no more than a little numerical knowledge, logical thinking and native wit. 

“Including interludes of crossnumber conundrums and shuttle challenges, space for your working out and a handy glossary for those obscure mathematical terms, this book has everything you need to solve captivating problems all year round.”

The Ultimate Mathematical Challenge is published by HarperCollins, priced £10.99.

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