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Mathematics and Computing Contests

Pascal, Cayley and Fermat Mathematics Contests

The Pascal, Cayley and Fermat Contests are an opportunity for students to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem solving ability.

Audience

Students in Grade 9 or below are eligible to write the Pascal Contest.
Students in Grade 10 or below are eligible to write the Cayley Contest.
Students in Grade 11 or below are eligible to write the Fermat Contest.

Date

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Format

  • 25 multiple-choice questions
  • 60 minutes
  • 150 total marks
  • any calculator permitted
The contests are written in schools and supervised by teachers.

Mathematical Content

Early questions require only concepts found in the curriculum common to all provinces. The last few questions are designed to test ingenuity and insight. Rather than testing content, most of the contest problems test logical thinking and mathematical problem solving.

Registration Information

Schools register online. The deadline is February 10, 2015. View fees.
Registrations are also accepted by fax or e-mail.

Schools that have not registered for previous contests are encouraged to participate.

Contest Preparation

We recommend that students spend some time preparing for our contests by trying to solve problems. Many teachers make this a regular classroom activity, and use past contest problems as part of their regularly assigned work.

Results and Recognition

Results booklets (Pascal, Cayley, Fermat) and averages and cutoffs are online.
Teachers can access their students' results and generate certificates.

We recognize top-performing students and schools.