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Written by over 19,000 students worldwide every year, the Euclid Contest gives senior-level secondary-school students
the opportunity to tackle novel problems with creativity and all of the knowledge they've gained in
secondary-school mathematics. The contest's mix of short-answer and full-solution questions challenges students
to practice communicating their thinking, and with the final questions some of the most challenging among all of
our contests, the Euclid helps learners build perseverance, a key component of mathematical problem-solving.
What is the Euclid Contest and why participate?
Written in April. Visit Our Contests for dates and deadlines for the current year.
Most of the problems on the Euclid are based on curricula up to and including the final year of secondary school. Some content might require students to extend their knowledge.
Practicing with past contests is a great way for students to get to know the style of questions that appear on the Euclid, as well as common topics. Students can also prepare by reviewing our Grade 12 open courseware and Euclid eWorkshop.
Please note that the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo recommends that applicants to the Faculty write the Euclid Contest. To be eligible for entrance scholarships, it is strongly recommended that applicants write either the Euclid or the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (CSMC).
Follow the links below to order contests, review contest fees and access contest preparation resources for your students, including past contests, a problem-set generator, mathematics courseware and more.
Questions? We invite you to contact us.