Calgary Elementary School Math Contest

  • Date: 04/25/2012

University of Calgary


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


The 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. 


The 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.


Contest Coordinator:


Shawn Liu

Mount Royal University

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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.