Canadian Mathematics Competitions (CMC)


La Citadelle’s Grade 8 to Level IV students will participate in the following Canadian Mathematics Competitions (CMC), organized by the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics:

• Pascal Mathematics Contest (Level I), Cayley Mathematics Contest (Level II) and Fermat Mathematics Contest (Level IV) – all held on February 24, 2015

• Euclid Mathematics Contest (Level IV) on April 15, 2015

• Gauss Mathematics Contest (Grade 8) on May 13, 2015

These tests consist of 60 multiple-choice questions and students are given 60 minutes to complete each test. Rather than testing formal knowledge of content, most of the contest problems test logical thinking and mathematical problem solving skills – skills that are framed around the context of the Ontario curriculum.