MAT livestream

MAT Livestream 2021. Building problem-solving skills for Maths.

Are you thinking of applying to study Mathematics at university? We're running a weekly livestream this summer, talking about maths problems and discussing problem-solving strategies, with a particular focus on Oxford's Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT). The sessions are free and available for everyone.


Each week will be themed around a particular set of topics, with a sheet of questions available in advance. Each sheet includes revision material, warm-up problems, some past MAT questions with hints, and extension material that's not related to the MAT. The MAT questions are all taken from the 2013-2017 papers (inclusive), saving the 2018, 2019, and 2020 papers as practice, which we'll cover in three livestreams at the end, just before MAT 2021. After the MAT, three special bonus livestreams will cover the following; unrelated mathematics (to give us all a break from MAT), a look at the 2021 paper, and then finally some Oxford Maths interview questions.

Solutions for the worksheets will be posted here the day after the live session.

Here's what people say;

"This session has been really useful, thank you!!!" - Anonymous attendee

"thank you for doing these livestreams out of your own time, they have helped us all greatly. Without these videos, I have no idea on what I would have done." - Anonymous attendee

"THE LIVESTREAMS ARE AMAZING!! 100000000/10 RECOMMEND" - Anonymous attendee


The schedule for the livestream is as follows;

Date Topic Worksheet Livestream Solutions
05 August Sequences and series WebPDF icon PDF YouTube WebPDF icon PDF
12 August Trigonometry WebPDF icon PDF YouTube WebPDF icon PDF
19 August Geometry WebPDF icon PDF YouTube WebPDF icon PDF
26 August Graphs & Transformations WebPDF icon PDF YouTube WebPDF icon PDF
02 September Logarithms and powers WebPDF icon PDF YouTube WebPDF icon PDF
09 September Integration & Differentiation WebPDF icon PDF YouTube WebPDF icon PDF
16 September Algebra WebPDF icon PDF YouTube WebPDF icon PDF
23 September Polynomials WebPDF icon PDF YouTube WebPDF icon PDF
30 September Primes & Proof WebPDF icon PDF YouTube

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07 October Recursion WebPDF icon PDF YouTube WebPDF icon PDF
14 October MAT 2018

Web, PDF icon PDF

YouTube VideoPDF icon PDF
21 October MAT 2019

Web, PDF icon PDF

YouTube VideoPDF icon PDF
28 October MAT 2020

Web, PDF icon PDF

YouTube VideoPDF icon PDF
04 November (completely unrelated to MAT) (none) YouTube (none)
11 November MAT 2021 debrief PDF icon PDF YouTube PDF icon PDF
18 November Interview questions (none) YouTube (none)


If you want even more MAT livestream content, you can find an archive of the 2020 MAT livestream at the bottom of this page!

Oxford Online Maths Club

You might also like the Oxford Online Maths Club, which is our free and interactive super-curricular maths club for ages (very) roughly 16-18. There are more than 25 episodes that we livestreamed over at, and each comes with some further reading to investigate the topics in the livestream in more detail afterwards.

The Oxford Online Maths Club will return in January 2022.

2020 MAT Livestream Archive

Most of the 2020 livestreams looked at MAT questions from 2007 to 2015, with certain questions selected each week and bundled together into a worksheet. In the four weeks before the MAT, the livestreams focused on the past papers from 2016 to 2019. There were also four special livestreams; #010 and #023 just looked at bonus problems (not MAT), #024 reviewed the MAT 2020 paper after the test, and the last livestream #025 contained interview advice and sample problems.

There's no need to watch the previous livestreams in any particular order. For each previous livestream, you can download the worksheet to try the problems that we covered live, and you can either watch the entire video on Panopto, or watch a shorter edited version (just the maths, no chat), uploaded later. There's a YouTube playlist for the maths-only edits here.

# Worksheet Full livestream replay Maths-only edit
025 (no worksheet) Panopto 025  
024 MAT 2020 Panopto 024  
023 PDF icon Worksheet 023 Panopto 023  
022 MAT 2019 Panopto 022

All MAT 2019 questions

021 MAT 2018 Panopto 021

All MAT 2018 questions

020 MAT 2017 Panopto 020

All MAT 2017 questions

019 MAT 2016 Panopto 019

All MAT 2016 questions

018 PDF icon Worksheet 018 (pdf)

"Panopto" 018

(actually YouTube because Panopto was down)

Maths-only edit 018
017 PDF icon Worksheet 017 (pdf) Panopto 017 Maths-only edit 017
016 PDF icon Worksheet 016 (pdf) Panopto 016 Maths-only edit 016
015 PDF icon Worksheet 015 (pdf) Panopto 015 Maths-only edit 015
014 PDF icon Worksheet 014 (pdf) Panopto 014 Maths-only edit 014
013 PDF icon Worksheet 013 (pdf) Panopto 013 Maths-only edit 013
012 PDF icon Worksheet 012 (pdf)  Panopto 012 Maths-only edit 012
011 PDF icon Worksheet 011 (pdf)  Panopto 011 Maths-only edit 011
010 PDF icon Worksheet 010 (pdf) 

Panopto 010 part 1

Panopto 010 part 2

Maths-only edit 010
009 PDF icon Worksheet 009 (pdf)  Panopto 009 Maths-only edit 009
008 PDF icon Worksheet 008 (pdf)  Panopto 008 Maths-only edit 008
007 PDF icon Worksheet 007 (pdf)  Panopto 007 Maths-only edit 007
006 PDF icon Worksheet 006 (pdf) Panopto 006 Maths-only edit 006
005 PDF icon Worksheet 005 (pdf) Panopto 005 Maths-only edit 005
004 PDF icon Worksheet 004 (pdf) Panopto 004 Maths-only edit 004
003 PDF icon Worksheet 003 (pdf) Panopto 003 Maths-only edit 003
002 PDF icon Worksheet 002 (pdf) Panopto 002 * Maths-only edit 002 *
001 PDF icon Worksheet 001 (pdf) Panopto 001 * Maths-only edit 001 *

* The quality gets much better after the first two. If you're planning to watch these back, maybe skip 001 and 002. I'm writing this because the first couple have twice as many views as the others, so I'm worried that people are giving up when they see my awful handwriting (it gets better in 003 when I got a graphics tablet!)

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