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Mathematica Centrum

PRACTICE FOR THE CONTEST:


The Mathematica Centrum Contest will be written in April by a maximum of 30 students from each grade. The tests are Byron–Germain (grade 4), Fibonacci (grade 5), Pythagoras (grade 6), Euler (grade 7). We will practice during math club. If you would like to work on some sample questions at home please click on this link:
http://mathematica.ca/eng/preparatory.htm

MATHEMATICA CENTRUM INFORMATION:

Since 1990, more than 900 000 Canadian students have participated in these contests.

Byron–Germain (Grade 4), Fibonacci (Grade 5), Pythagoras (Grade 6), Euler (Grade 7)

The formats for the
Byron-Germain Contest   Grade 4;     45 minutes;  30 questions
Fibonacci Contest              Grade 5;     60 minutes;  40 questions
Pythagoras Contest            Grade 6;     75 minutes; 50 questions
Euler Contest                        Grade 7;     75 minutes; 40 questions
All contests will be written in school on April 18, 2012

For each contest, the students scoring over the national average will receive certificates of distinction, while all other students will receive certificates of participation. A medal (or medals) will be awarded to the champion(s) of each school. National plaques will be awarded to schools ranked in the first, second, and third places in Canada. Provincial plaques will be awarded to school provincial champions. Students who rank in the first, second, and third places in Canada will receive a medal resembling the Fields medal (the medal awarded to the greatest mathematicians in the world) that will have the student’s name inscribed on the back. Provincial champions will receive the same medal. Furthermore, each student participating in the Pythagoras, Euler, and Lagrange contests who gets a perfect score will receive a US$250 merit scholarship to attend the international MathPath camp (please read N.B. below). As well, both national and provincial honour rolls for the best students and schools will be published online in June.

The 2011 preparatory documents are already online. The 2012 preparatory documents will be online in February and like last year, you will be able to download the detailed solutions of the preparatory test cost-free. Please go to http://mathematica.ca/eng/preparatory.htm

N.B.  MathPath is an international summer camp for students 11-14 who love mathematics and show high promise. Students participating in the Pythagoras, Euler, and Lagrange contests who get a perfect score and are interested in attending the camp will receive a US$250 scholarship. Students who do not get a perfect score can also apply to the camp. For more information go to Mathpath.org.

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