This column highlights local and national extracurricular opportunities for K-12 students interested in mathematics, including collaborative, individual, online, and in-person challenges, contests, and camps. For dates, registration procedures and applications, and other information about the contests listed, please head to the contest websites, included below the descriptions. If we have missed an event that should be on our list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking for contests available in other provinces, head to the Canadian Mathematical Society website (cms.math.ca/Competitions/othercanadian). The CMS also maintains a list of resources for students who are looking to build their problem-solving skills and succeed in competitions: see cms.math.ca/Competitions/problemsolving.
The following events are hosted locally:
University of Regina Regional Math Camp
March 11, 2017
The Math Camp is a full day event for students in Grades 1 through 12 who are interested in exploring the infinite frontier of mathematics beyond the school curriculum. Participants are guided by professors and students through a fun and enriching day. In a variety of grade appropriate sessions, students will explore mathematical topics in hands-on activities, games, puzzles, and more.
Extreme Math Challenge
March 18, 2017
The Extreme Math Challenge is a math competition for students in Grades 7 to 10 consisting of three rounds: individual, team, and team relay. The event will challenge students mathematically and encourage them to work together to solve math problems. Oh, and there will be prizes, too!
The contest will be held at Centennial Collegiate in Saskatoon. Register teams of 3-5 students by Tuesday, March 14 at 6 pm; pay $5 per student on the day of the competition to cover the cost of the pizza lunch. Contact MilnerC@spsd.sk.ca for more details.
Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest
March 26, 2017
The purpose of this competition is to introduce youngsters from Grade 1 to Grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way, thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics. The competition is held yearly in more than 40 Canadian cities. Students may choose to participate in English or in French.
Students in Saskatoon may write the contest at Walter Murray Collegiate; students in Regina may write the contest at the University of Regina. Contact Janet Christ at email@example.com (Saskatoon) or Patrick Maidorn at firstname.lastname@example.org (Regina).