For most KES students the ability to exercise their academic potential beyond the classroom is important. One way we do this is through academic competitions and clubs, including the “Mathletes.”
This co-curricular program is designed to encourage students who have a keen interest in mathematics to grow and learn. In addition to championships and competitions, KES Mathletes also have the opportunity to just have fun problem solving with like-minded students in a relaxed and multi-grade environment. During competitions these students enjoy showcasing the skills they have worked hard to develop while continuing to meet regularly to hone their mathematic skills with games and activities in between.
Every year in May, all Grade 7 and 8 students take part in the University of Waterloo Gauss Mathematics Competition. It’s the last of a series of contests that happen throughout the yearlong Waterloo mathematics competitions for students from Grades 7 through 12.
Grade 7 and 8 students prepare with special events leading up to the big competition. KES students are known for their excellent overall results including regularly finishing in the top 25% of all participants and receiving a certificate of distinction.
Even though the contests finish with the academic year, KES encourages interested students to practice their math all year long and for students who wish to practice problems similar to those on future contests, to visit the University of Waterloo Math Contests website (viewable by clicking here).
King's-Edgehill Mathletes not only prove their skills in math, but also develop the skills they need for public speaking, performing under pressure, and the self-confidence that participating in competitions with other schools can bring. These skills serve students not only during their school days, but provide the base they need to succeed after. Being able to speak before a large audience and answer questions accurately develops an earned sense of confidence that cannot be found elsewhere. By interacting with other students that are also passionate about math, KES students are able to cultivate their social skills along with their math skills.
KES prides itself on encouraging and facilitating all student interests and are pleased to offer various academic co-curricular activities such as the Mathletes. If your child excels in mathematics or has developed an interest in mathematics, be sure to ask about our infamous Mathlete program when you visit.