Results from the first Math Contest of the year were announced at this week’s full School assembly. Written last term by 60 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!
Individual Results for the Intermediate Contest (Grades 9 and 10) from KES:
1st – Yi (Edward) Chang – In addition, he earned the 1st place title in Nova Scotia!
2nd – Yifei (Sean) Sun – 2nd in all of Nova Scotia
3rd – Jiahe (Aaron) Lu – 4th in all of Nova Scotia
4th – Kun (Ken) Lee – 12th in Nova Scotia
Tied for 5th – Juntaro Hattori and Yunjin (Kevin) Bai – 14th in Nova Scotia
In addition, the top 5 scores are added together to make the school team score. Since we had a tie for 5thplace, both students are considered part of this team. Therefore, as a team, all of these gentlemen placed 1st in Nova Scotia making them the Provincial Champions!
Individual Results for the Senior Contest (Grades 11 and 12) from KES:
1st – Junxi (Oscar) Ou – 8th in Nova Scotia
Tied for 2nd – Qianhui (Venus) Hong and Jiashu (Jay) Liu – tied for 9th in Nova Scotia
Tied for 4th – Haichuan (River) Qi, Runjie (Jeremy) Huang, and Jimin Choe – tied for 11th in Nova Scotia
Tied for 7th – Xi (Tony) Chen and Siyan (Shane) Dong – tied for 20th in Nova Scotia
Congratulations to all competition winners! 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 Oscar, Venus, Jay, River, Jeremy, and Jimin placed 3rd in Nova Scotia. (Again, a three-way tie for 4th place means that 6 students have the distinction of being part of this team). Congratulations to all participants for challenging themselves!
Students who wish to practice problems similar to those on future contests and to see the answers to this contest can go to cemc.uwaterloo.ca and 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, come visit the bulletin board outside my classroom. There are copies you can take to play with. Have fun!
Mary Ann Dufour
Math Department Head
In addition to a high standard of learning recognized around the world, the King's-Edgehill School IB Programme is structured specifically to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.