The Pascal, Cayley, and Fermat math contests took place during Period 1 in the Library today. Run by The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) at the University of Waterloo, the math contests were a chance for students to challenge their math skills.
Students had 60 minutes to answer 25 multiple choice questions in various contest booklets. Don’t let the multiple choice aspect fool you, however! They were not easy.
Different contest booklets were for different grades. The Pascal contest was for the Grade 9 students, the Cayley contest was for the Grade 10s, and the Fermat contest was for the Grade 11s.
10 questions in Part A were worth 5 points, 10 questions in Part B were worth 6 points, and the last 5 (hardest) questions in Part C were worth 8 points each. Unanswered questions were worth 2 points each (to a maximum of 20 points) and there were no penalties for getting answers wrong—but no points either.
The results of the contests are expected to be announced the week after March Break.
Listed below are the names of all those who participated. Great job to everyone for their strong efforts!