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Beaver Computing Contest Results

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 18, 2019, 4:00:00 PM

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What better way to start 2019 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 a comfort level with general mathematics curriculum is required. Over 12,000 students across the country took part in the 2018/2019 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: Cameron Stephens
2nd Place: Sarah Hardy
3rd Place: Gala Holm

Grade 8:
1st Place: Athena Cox
2nd Place: Sean Hurley
3rd Place: Jessica Ugwoke

Grade 7:
1st Place: Eric He
1st Place: Lucas Martin
2nd Place: Sabine Wellard
3rd Place: Harrison Klein

Congratulations to all competition winners!  We look forward to continued math enrichment in 2019 including our next Dalhousie University Math Circles seminar on Wednesday, January 16th. Interested students in the Junior School can sign up in my classroom. 

Taya Shields
Junior School Director

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