Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School

Type:Exam

Categories:Mathematics, STEM

Scope:International

Registration Closes
Oct 24, 2019 11:59pm
America/New_York

The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) is Canada's premier national mathematics competition open to any student (worldwide) 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.

Depending on their grade level and performance, students participating in the COMC will also have the opportunity to be invited to write Canadian Mathematical Olympiad, be considered for university scholarships, get invited to math camps, garner awards, certificates and 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://cms.math.ca/Competitions/COMC/2019/

Managing Organization: Canadian Mathematics Society

Contact:
Sarah Watson
comc@cms.math.ca

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
The COMC is open to students in all locations, worldwide, at all grade levels. To be considered official participants and thereby qualify for awards, recognition or prizes, students must meet the following requirements: The student must be under 19 years of age as of June 30, 2019 and the student must be attending school full-time (elementary, secondary, Cégep, or home-schooled) at least since Sept 15, 2019 and the student must not have written the Putnam competition. 

Registration Closes
Oct 24, 2019 11:59pm
America/New_York

Overview

The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) is Canada's premier national mathematics competition open to any student (worldwide) 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.

Depending on their grade level and performance, students participating in the COMC will also have the opportunity to be invited to write Canadian Mathematical Olympiad, be considered for university scholarships, get invited to math camps, garner awards, certificates and 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://cms.math.ca/Competitions/COMC/2019/

Managing Organization: Canadian Mathematics Society

Contact:
Sarah Watson
comc@cms.math.ca

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
The COMC is open to students in all locations, worldwide, at all grade levels. To be considered official participants and thereby qualify for awards, recognition or prizes, students must meet the following requirements: The student must be under 19 years of age as of June 30, 2019 and the student must be attending school full-time (elementary, secondary, Cégep, or home-schooled) at least since Sept 15, 2019 and the student must not have written the Putnam competition. 

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Oct 24, 2019 11:59pm
America/New_York