ELMACON

 

Under the guidance of UBC, SFU, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), ELMACON is a one-day competition hosted annually at UBC. This competition is perfect for students from grades 5 to 7 to get a taste of mathematics in a contest setting.

FORMAT

The contest has two parts, the first being the Sprint round and the second being the Target round. The Sprint round is a 50-minute contest consisting of 26 questions, the maximum score in this section is 26 marks. The Target round is a 45-minute contest consisting of 12 questions, the maximum score in this section is 24 marks. In total, the maximum score achievable is 50 marks.

Students who place within the top 10 in their grade category will be invited to compete in the Countdown round. The Countdown round is a one-on-one competition where competitors use buzzers and race against the clock as well as their competitor to solve a math question.

No calculators are permitted.

AUDIENCE

  • Students below 5th Grade are welcome to write in the 5th Grade competition.
  • Students below 6th Grade are welcome to write in the 6th Grade competition.
  • Students below 7th Grade are welcome to write in the 7th Grade competition.

DATE

The contest date for the 2019 calendar year is April 27th, 2019.

DURATION OF CONTEST

 

The schedule for contestants of the competition is listed below:

10:00 AM
Doors open.
10:15 AM to 10:45 AMSeat assignments, and, instructions are read.
Participants must present their validated admission ticket.
10:45 AMContest begins.
All contestants must be seated
10:45 AM to 11:00 AMOpen remarks and instructions.
There will be no admission in and out of rooms during this time.
11:00 AM to 12:00 PMSprint round.
12:00 PM to 12:15 PMRestroom break.
12:15 PM to 12:25 PMInstructions are given for Target round.
12:25 PM to 1:15 PMTarget round.
1:15 PM to 2:45 PMLunch break.
Lunches are not provided by ELMACON, eating in lecture rooms is prohibited.
2:45 PM to 3:00 PMCountdown competitors announced.
3:00 PM to 3:45 PMCountdown round.
3:45 PM Award ceremony.

From 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM, parents are invited to attend an information session where they can learn about math opportunities for their children.

From 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM, everyone is invited to attend a problem-solving session.

CARIBOU

 

Sponsored by the illustrious Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences and Canadian Mathematical Society, the Caribou Contest Series is an international competition for students between grades 3 and 12. This contest specializes in motivating students to create unconventional solutions.

AUDIENCE

  • Students below 4th Grade are welcome to write in the 3/4th Grade competition.
  • Students below 6th Grade are welcome to write in the 5/6th Grade competition.
  • Students below 8th Grade are welcome to write in the 7/8th Grade competition.
  • Students below 10th Grade are welcome to write in the 9/10th Grade competition.
  • Students below 12th Grade are welcome to write in the 11/12th Grade competition.

FORMAT

Both the Junior and Senior CCC consist of 5 questions where the participant must write a program code for each question. The total score is 75 marks and questions are increasingly difficult.

DATE


The contest dates for the 2019/2020 season has not been released yet. We will update this information when it does!

DURATION AND FORMAT OF CONTEST


The duration of the contest in this 6 contest series is 1 hour, the 1 hour will be continuous and no breaks are permitted in the 1 hour.


The number of questions and maximum score achievable varies between grades.

EUCLID

AUDIENCE

Students below 12th Grade are welcome to write the Euclid Mathematics Contest.

DURATION OF CONTEST

The duration of the contest is 2 and a half hours, the 2 and a half hours will be continuous and no breaks are permitted in the 2 and a half hours.

CONTENT

Most of the problems are based on curricula up to and including the final year of secondary school. Some content might require students to extend their knowledge and the best way to familiarize oneself with commonly appearing topics is to practice using past contests.

DATE


The contest date for the 2019 calendar year is April 3, 2019.

FORMAT

This contest consists of 10 questions–some will be a short answer and others will be a full solution. The maximum score achievable is 100 marks. Some calculators are permitted.

PASCAL/CAYLEY/FERMAT CONTEST SERIES

AUDIENCE

  • Students below 9th Grade are welcome to write the Pascal.
  • Students below 10th Grade are welcome to write the Cayley.
  • Students below 11th Grade are welcome to write the Fermat.

     

FORMAT

Students may only write one of the Pascal, Cayley, or Fermat per year. No combination of contests is allowed to be written concurrently. Each contest consists of 25 multiple choice questions, where the maximum score is 150 marks. Each question will vary in difficulty.
Some calculators permitted.

DATE


The contest date for the 2019 calendar year is February 26, 2019.

DURATION OF CONTEST

The duration of the contest is an hour, the hour will be continuous and no breaks are permitted in the hour.

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.

FRYER/GALOIS/HYPATIA

AUDIENCE

  • Students below 9th Grade are welcome to write the Fryer.
  • Students below 10th Grade are welcome to write the Galois.
  • Students below 11th Grade are welcome to write the Hypatia.

FORMAT

Students may only write one of the Fryer, Galois, or Hypatia per year. No combination of contests are allowed to be written concurrently. Each contest consists of 4 written questions dividing into multiple parts, where the maximum score is 40 marks. Each question will vary in difficulty. Some calculators permitted.

DATE

The contest date for the 2019 calendar year is April 10, 2019.

DURATION OF CONTEST

The duration of the contest is 75 minutes, the 75 minutes will be continuous and no breaks are permitted in the 75 minutes.

CONTENT

Questions are based on curriculum common to all Canadian provinces. Rather than testing content, most of the contest problems test logical thinking and mathematical problem-solving.

GAUSS

AUDIENCE

Students below 7th Grade are welcome to write the Grade 7 Gauss.
Students below 8th Grade are welcome to write the Grade 8 Gauss.

FORMAT

Students may only write either the Grade 7 Gauss or the Grade 8 Gauss, the contests cannot be written concurrently. Each contest consists of 25 multiple choice questions, where the maximum score is 150 marks. Each question will vary in difficulty. Some calculators permitted.

DATE

The contest date for the 2019 calendar year is May 15, 2019.

DURATION OF CONTEST

The duration of the contest is an hour, the hour will be continuous and no breaks are permitted in the hour.

CONTENT

Questions are based on curriculum common to all Canadian provinces.

Canadian Senior and Intermediate Mathematics Contests (CSMC and CIMC)

AUDIENCE

  • Students below 10th Grade are welcome to write the CIMC.
  • Students below 12th Grade are welcome to write the CSMC.

FORMAT

Students are permitted to write the CIMC and the CSMC concurrently. Each contest consists of 9 questions, 6 of which are short answer and 3 of which are the full solution. The maximum score achievable is 60 marks. Some calculators permitted.

DATE

The date for the 2019 calendar year has not been released yet. We will update this information when it does!

DURATION OF CONTEST


The duration of the contest is 2 hours, the 2 hours will be continuous and no breaks are permitted in the 2 hours.

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.

If you are interested in joining our math contest master class, please contact us. A specialist will contact you soon for a free assessment.