Canadian Open Mathematics Competition

 

The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) is open to any student across Canada with an interest in mathematics who wishes to participate. The challenge is typically written in schools across Canada.

The top students (around 50 of them) are invited to write the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad with a chance to be selected as one of the members of Math Team Canada which writes the International Mathematical Olympiad.

In addition, students who excel in this competition may be invited to Regional and National camps, earn scholarships, grants and other awards.

Canadian Mathematical Gray Jay Competition (CMGC) is a new Canadian math competition open to students in grades K-8, with questions based primarily on grade 5-8 curriculum. This competition has been created by mathematicians from across Canada.

The problems are meant to be a fun fall activity for students and teachers to complement their math curriculum and build students’ problem solving skills. The CMGC will offer engaging problems that will allow for discussion after the competition and get students excited about math. The competition will have 15 questions which take place over 90 minutes. It will consist of 3 blocks of 5 questions with an increasing level of difficulty from beginning to end.

The competition will take place virtually in 2021/22.

Further information on the COMC and CMGC can be found on the Canadian Mathematical Society website.