AIME II Contest

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The AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination) is an intermediate examination between the AMC 10 or AMC 12 and the USAMO. All students who took the AMC 12 and achieved a score of 100 or more out of a possible 150 or were in the top 5% are invited to take the AIME. All students who took the AMC 10 and had a score of 120 or more out of a possible 150, or were in the top 2.5% also qualify for the AIME. For the 2012-2013 school year the date for the AIME I is Thursday, March 14, 2013 and the AIME II is Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Congratulations!

We wish a best luck to those who have qualified for AIME this year.

Elpis Teachers

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

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