2nd Calgary Elementary School Math Contest

  • Date: 04/25/2012



Calgary Elementary School Mathematics Contest (CESMC) invites students to enter in a pilot-project contest.


contest will primarily be for Grade 4, 5, and 6 students attending
elementary school in Calgary and surrounding areas.  Grade 6 students
will write the Level-2 contest.  Grade 4 and 5 students may write either
the Level-2, or the slightly easier Level-1 contest.  The contest will
be written by the participants in their own school, supervised by
teachers in the school, and marked by the organizers of the contest. 


contest will be 50 minutes long and will consist of 15 questions
ranging from easy (Part A) to difficult (Part C).  For each of the
questions in Parts A and B, 4 possible answers are provided and the
students are required to select the one correct answer.  Part C is not
multiple choice.


It is important to know that this is not
an examination.  There is no passing or failing grade.  The goal of the
contest is to encourage interest in mathematics.  We believe that all
students who have prepared for and participated in the contest will
enjoy themselves and benefit from the experience.

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Any interested elementary school needs to name a teacher as the
school contest manager.  The school contest manager will communicate
with the contest organizers and facilitate the contest at his/her
school.  The manager's responsibilities will be as follows:

1) submit registration form with contestant names    (see website for form)

2) receive supplies sent to the school

3) administer the contest on the contest date

4) return the completed contest papers to CESMC


The manager must make contact with CESMC at least 2 months prior to the contest date.  


Students will compete as individuals, but schools with a minimum of 10
contestants will also compete as a school team.  CESMC will recongnize
the top individuals and the top schools citywide.


** Results will be sent to each school in April 2011.