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Beaver Competition

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 16, 2018 7:36:00 AM

What better way to start 2018 than with some excellent University of Waterloo contest results. During the early weeks of November, every student in Grades 7, 8, and 9 rolled up their sleeves and turned on their laptops or tablets to take the University of Waterloo’s Beaver Computing Contest. This 45 minute competition, consisting of 15 logic problems, was completed in Mr. Hollett’s, Mr. Alguire’s and Mr. Campbell’s computer classes. Students exercised their best reasoning skills and raced the clock as the minutes ticked away on the screen in front of them. Like many of the other University of Waterloo CEMC (Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing) contests, the Beaver competition focuses on problem solving with an emphasis on computational and logical thinking. The problems are always interesting and some can be quite challenging. Questions are inspired by topics in computer science though only a comfort level with general mathematics curriculum is required. Over 12,000 students across the country took part in the 2017/2018 Beaver Computing Contest. Once again, many of our students performed above the national average. The following KES students are our top contest scorers:
Grade 9: 
1st Place: Jiahuan (Edward) He
2nd Place: Lily Gale
3rd Place: Matvey Semenenko

Grade 8:
1st Place: Megan Mattie
2nd Place: Liam Connors
3rd Place: Santiago Caballero

Grade 7:
1st Place: Sean Hurley
2nd Place: Elena Julien
3rd Place: Athena Cox

We look forward to continued math enrichment in 2018 including our next Dalhousie University Math Circles seminar on Wednesday, January 17th. Interested students in the Junior School can sign up in Taya Shields' classroom.
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