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.


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.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012


  • 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


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


We will recognize top-performing students and schools.


Retrieved from

Elpis Global Education Mississauga & Oakville Learning Centre
2145 Dunwin Drive, Unit 6
Mississauga, ON, L5L 4L9