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Canadian Team Mathematics Contest

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The Canadian Team Mathematics Contest (CTMC) is a fun and challenging team competition.


Teams of 6 secondary school students in any combination of grades.


Written in April at the University of Waterloo and at least one day later by teams writing in their schools. See details for current year.


  • team questions, where team members may collaborate (45 Min)
  • individual problems (45 min)
  • math relays — one student's answer to a question is needed by a teammate to solve the next question (45 min)
  • There are no calculators allowed during the Team event. Most calculators permitted during the Individual and Relay events.

Mathematical Content

The curriculum and level of difficulty of the questions will vary. Junior students will be able to make significant contributions but teams without any senior students may have difficulty completing all the problems.


  • In-School Participation:  One teacher and groups of six students participate at their own school over 3 consecutive hours. In-school teams participate unofficially.
  • OR At-UW Participation: Six students and one teacher from a Canadian school participate on the University of Waterloo campus from 11:00 am until 7:30 pm.

Registration Information

See detailed instructions.

We recommend registering early for at-UW participation because space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contest Preparation

We recommend that students spend some time preparing for our contests by trying to solve problems. Many teachers use past contests in the classroom.


There is a small prize for the top at-UW team and top at-UW individual. Supervisors of teams participating in their own schools will receive statistics about the scores of At-UW teams, to get a sense of their relative standing. Coaches may use our system to generate certificates for participants.


For further details email our office.