Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School

Type:Exam

Categories:Mathematics, STEM

Scope:International

Registration Closes
Oct 24, 2021 11:59pm
America/New_York

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The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) is Canada's premier national mathematics competition open to any student with an interest in and grasp of high school math. The purpose of the COMC is to encourage students to explore, discover, and learn more about mathematics and problem solving. The competition serves to provide teachers with a unique student enrichment activity during the fall term.

Approximately 80 top-ranking students from the COMC and the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad Qualifying Repêchage (CMOQR) will be invited to write the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO). Based on the results from the COMC, the CMO and other national and international mathematics competitions and camps, the Canadian Mathematical Society IMO Committee will then select six students as part of Math Team Canada to travel to, and compete in, the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Top COMC female contestants will also qualify to be part of Girls’ Math Team Canada to represent Canada at the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO). EGMO is an international mathematics competition.

Depending on their grade level and performance, students participating in the COMC will also have the opportunity to be considered for university scholarships, get invited to math camps, garner awards, and win prizes.

The COMC exam is the same for students at all grade levels and consists of three sections which will be written in 2.5 hours:

  1. Four introductory questions worth 4 marks each. 
  2. Four more challenging questions worth 6 marks each. 
  3. Four long-form proof problems worth 10 marks each. 

There are 80 marks overall and students are awarded partial marks for work shown for each question.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www2.cms.math.ca/Competitions/COMC/

Managing Organization: Canadian Mathematical Society

Contact:

comc@cms.math.ca

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
The COMC is open to students in all locations, worldwide, at all grade levels: <ol> <li>The student must be under 19 years of age as of June 30, 2021</li> <li>The student must be attending school full-time either virtually or in person (elementary, secondary, Cégep, or home-schooled) at least since Sept 15, 2021</li> <li>The student must <i>not</i> have written the <a href="http://math.scu.edu/putnam/index.html">Putnam competition</a>.</li> </ol>

Registration Closes
Oct 24, 2021 11:59pm
America/New_York

Overview

The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) is Canada's premier national mathematics competition open to any student with an interest in and grasp of high school math. The purpose of the COMC is to encourage students to explore, discover, and learn more about mathematics and problem solving. The competition serves to provide teachers with a unique student enrichment activity during the fall term.

Approximately 80 top-ranking students from the COMC and the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad Qualifying Repêchage (CMOQR) will be invited to write the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO). Based on the results from the COMC, the CMO and other national and international mathematics competitions and camps, the Canadian Mathematical Society IMO Committee will then select six students as part of Math Team Canada to travel to, and compete in, the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Top COMC female contestants will also qualify to be part of Girls’ Math Team Canada to represent Canada at the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO). EGMO is an international mathematics competition.

Depending on their grade level and performance, students participating in the COMC will also have the opportunity to be considered for university scholarships, get invited to math camps, garner awards, and win prizes.

Process

The COMC exam is the same for students at all grade levels and consists of three sections which will be written in 2.5 hours:
  1. Four introductory questions worth 4 marks each. 
  2. Four more challenging questions worth 6 marks each. 
  3. Four long-form proof problems worth 10 marks each. 

Criteria

There are 80 marks overall and students are awarded partial marks for work shown for each question.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www2.cms.math.ca/Competitions/COMC/

Managing Organization: Canadian Mathematical Society

Contact:

comc@cms.math.ca

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
The COMC is open to students in all locations, worldwide, at all grade levels: <ol> <li>The student must be under 19 years of age as of June 30, 2021</li> <li>The student must be attending school full-time either virtually or in person (elementary, secondary, Cégep, or home-schooled) at least since Sept 15, 2021</li> <li>The student must <i>not</i> have written the <a href="http://math.scu.edu/putnam/index.html">Putnam competition</a>.</li> </ol>

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Oct 24, 2021 11:59pm
America/New_York