Pascal, Cayley and Fermat Mathematics Contests

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The Pascal, Cayley and Fermat Contests are an opportunity for students to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem solving ability.

Audience

Students in Grade 9 or below are eligible to write the Pascal Contest.
Students in Grade 10 or below are eligible to write the Cayley Contest.
Students in Grade 11 or below are eligible to write the Fermat Contest.

Date

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Format

  • 25 multiple-choice questions
  • 60 minutes
  • 150 total marks
  • any calculator permitted

The contests are written in schools and supervised by teachers.

Mathematical Content

Early questions require only concepts found in the curriculum common to all provinces. The last few questions are designed to test ingenuity and insight. Rather than testing content, most of the contest problems test logical thinking and mathematical problem solving.

Registration Information

Schools register online. The deadline is February 7, 2013. View fees.
Registrations are also accepted by fax or e-mail.

Schools that have not registered for previous contests are encouraged to participate.

Contest Preparation

We recommend that students spend some time preparing for our contests by trying to solve problems. Many teachers make this a regular classroom activity, and use past contest problems as part of their regularly assigned work.

Results

Results booklets (PascalCayleyFermat) and averages and cutoffs are online.
Teachers can access their students’ results.

Recognition

We recognize top-performing students and schools.

 

Reference: http://cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/pcf.html

Canadian Computing Competition

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The Canadian Computing Competition (CCC) aims to benefit secondary school students with an interest in programming. It is an opportunity for students to test their ability in designing, understanding and implementing algorithms. It is also used to determine participation in the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).

Audience

Junior Level — any student with at most one course credit in computer science programming
Senior Level — all other students

Any student may choose to participate in the Senior contest.

Dates

Stage 1 — Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Stage 2 — Monday, May 13 to Friday May 17, 2013 (by invitation only)

Registration Information

Schools register online. The deadline is February 12, 2013. View fees.
Registrations are also accepted by fax or e-mail.

Schools that have not registered for previous contests are encouraged to participate.

Detailed Information

The CCC rules and guidelines describe the structure of the competition, allowed programming languagesformat of the Stage 1 contest and grading process.

International Collaborations

The CCC is also held in China at The University of Hong Kong and Tsinghua University.

Preparing for the Competition

We encourage students to prepare. Places to begin include:

If you are interested in participating in the CCC but have not learned how to program, then you might want to investigate CS Circles.

Results

Results booklets (Stage 1 and Stage 2), stage 1 regional winnersstage 2 invitees, andaverages and cutoffs are online. Teachers can access their students’ results.

Recognition

We recognize top-performing students.

For more info visit http://cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/computing.html

Canadian Senior & Intermediate Math Contests

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Canadian Senior and Intermediate Mathematics Contests

The Canadian Senior and Intermediate Mathematics Contests (CSMC and CIMC) are two contests designed to give students the opportunity to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem solving ability.
 
 

Audience

Students in Grades 10 or 9 or below (CIMC) and senior secondary school and CÉGEP students (CSMC); motivated students in lower grades are also encouraged to write these contests.

Date

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Format

  • 9 questions; 6 are answer only and 3 are full solution
  • marks for full solution questions assigned for form and style of presentation
  • 2 hours
  • 60 total marks
  • non-programmable calculators permitted provided they are without graphical displays

The contests are written in schools and supervised by teachers.

Mathematical Content

Most of the CIMC problems are based on the mathematical curriculum up to and including Grade 10. Most of the CSMC problems are based on the mathematical curriculum up to and including the final year of secondary school.

Registration Information

Schools register online. The deadline is November 08, 2012. View fees.
Registrations are also accepted by fax or e-mail.

Schools that have not registered for previous contests are encouraged to participate.

Contest Preparation

We recommend that students spend some time preparing for our contests by trying to solve problems. Many teachers use past contestsin the classroom.

Sample Contest – Canadian Intermediate Mathematics Contest

Sample Contest – Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest

Results

The results booklet and averages and award cutoffs are posted online.
Teachers will be able to access their students’ results.

Recognition

We will recognize top-performing students and schools.

 

Retrieved from http://cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/csimc.html

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