Results from the first Math Contest of the year were announced at this week’s full School assembly. Written in November by 76 KES students from Grades 9 to 12, these contests are written and marked by The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and they are administered by schools. Grades 9 and 10 wrote the Canadian Intermediate Math Contest and Grades 11 and 12 wrote the Canadian Senior Math Contest. This was a 2-hour challenge of Math skills; one that the students took on with enthusiasm and effort!
Individual Results for the Intermediate Contest (Grades 9 and 10) from KES:
1st – Zhiyu (Zara) Yang – also place 5th in Nova Scotia, and a certificate of distinction
2nd – Xubo (Phil) Xia
3rd – Juntaro Hattori
Tie for 4th – Jessica Ugwoke and Julia Field
In addition, the top 5 scores are added together to make the school team score. Therefore, as a team, all of these students placed 3rd in Nova Scotia.
Individual Results for the Senior Contest (Grades 11 and 12) from KES:
1st – Xi (Tony) Chen – also placed 2nd in NS
2nd – Zien (Victor) Zhou – also placed 3rd in NS
3rd – Jiahe (Aaron) Lu – also placed 10th in NS
4th – Yi (Edward) Chang – also placed 13th in NS
5th – Yifei (Sean) Sun – also placed 16th in NS
6th – Xiling (Will) Zhao – also placed 20th in NS
All of these students earned certificates of distinction for placing in the top 25% of all writing contestants in the world.
In addition, the team of Tony, Victor, Aaron, Edward, and Sean placed 2nd in Nova Scotia.
Congratulations to all participants for challenging yourself. If your name is not included in the awards list, you can check with your teacher to see how you did on the contest.
If you who wish to practice problems similar to those on future contests, and to see the answers to this contest, please click here and then click on Math Contests.
Another way to practice is to sign up for the “Problem of the Week”, also put out by the CEMC. Click here to see “Problems of the Week” questions and solutions. There are questions at four different difficulty levels. Alternatively, if it is the Grade 11/12 difficulty questions you are looking for, you can visit the bulletin board outside my classroom. There are copies you can take for practice. Have fun!