Inter-School Maths Battles

A maths battle is a debate competition between two opposing teams, when students solve mathematical problems and present their solutions to the scrutiny of their opponents. 

Inter-School Maths Battle is a bigger event based on the same idea. It is run in two-stages for up to 16 teams invited from different Maths Circles across London, and from different local schools. The day long event has a lunch break in-between the Battles and a public lecture by most known British mathematicians and authors, like Rob Eastaway, Junaid Mubeen and Alex Bellos.

We strongly encourage school teams to participate in our intra-circle battles (see dates on this page) before attempting participation in the Inter-School Maths Battle. 

If you are interested in having your school team invited to any of the Battles, please fill in this form.


King’s College London, Strand Campus


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Saturday, May 25th

Inter-School Maths Battle schedule:
12:00 Gathering
12:30 First Battle Start
14:30 Lunch Break and Public Lecture
15:30 Second Battle Start
17:30 Prize Giving Ceremony
18:00 Kids Collection

This time the public lecture will be given by Professor Alexander Veselov, Loughborough University, one of pioneers of Maths Circles in the UK.

How to Participate

The event is by invitation only. If you are interested in having your school team invited, please contact us by filling in this form.

Past Inter-School Maths Battles

About Maths Circles and Maths Battles

Maths Circles are weekly extracurricular maths sessions for students in school years 7–11. The sessions are led by students of Mathematics from some of the leading UK universities. Maths Circles delve into topics that promote the art of problem-solving, nurture structured thinking, and cultivate a passion for mathematics. Participation is free of charge.

Maths Battles are debate competitions between two opposing teams. Students are not only required to solve a given set of mathematical problems, but also to present their solutions clearly and defend them under the scrutiny of the opponents.

Learn more about Maths Circles and Maths Battles.