• Date: 04/29/2023

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Elementary Math Contest 2023 (ELMACON)


Students from grades 5, 6, and 7 will compete in separate divisions. Each division will enjoy three rounds of competition:


Sprint Round

During the Sprint Round participants have 50 minutes to answer 26 questions written on three pages (each correct answer will count as one point).


Target Round

During the Target Round participants have three sessions (each on a separate page) of 15 minutes for 4 questions each. There are 12 questions in the Target Round, each worth 2 points each.



This is a verbal one-on-one competition. Time to answer a question is 60 seconds from the beginning of reading the question. At 55 seconds, the official timer will notify competitors.


Registration will open in throughout March, 2023


For a further description of the event and more information visit elmacon.org



Preparation Sessions

At each session, ELMACON instructors will go through useful mathematical techniques and will use questions from past exams will be used to teach techniques useful for the competition. The sessions are open to anyone and will give students a taste of what the competition will be like.

The next prep session will take place on March 25th, 2023 10am-12pm.

Registration is required.

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ELMACON is organized through the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences' UBC site office. For more information, please contact us at: elmacon@pims.math.ca


For a further description of the event and more information visit elmacon.org.