Youth Canada

Hypatia Mathematics Competiton

Hypatia Mathematics Competiton
Focus: Math and Science
Opportunity Type: Competition
Location: Schools across Canada
Student Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11
Available to students from: All Provinces/Territories
Time of year: Spring
Prerequisites: Recommended by teacher or the top 25% of students in the school
Cost: $7
Application Deadline: March 27, 2008

This math contest is 75 minutes in length consisting of four problems ranging from easy to difficult. The four problems also require a full written solution. The contest is marked out of a total of 40.

MATHEMATICAL CONTENT:The Contest Committee ensures that most of the problems require only concepts found in the curriculum common to all provinces. Rather than testing content, the problems test logical thinking and mathematical problem solving.

AWARDS AND COMPETITION:Every student who writes the Fryer, Galois or Hypatia Contest will receive a Certificate of Participation. The top 25% of the competitors in each of the three Contests are divided into three categories: Gold Standard, Silver Standard and Bronze Standard, in the ratio 1 : 2 : 3, and receive Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates accordingly

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