Registration includes $16 registration fee per student to
cover the costs of organizing the event.
Contest content is covered in the Province Math Curriculum.
Problems require creativity, logical thinking or a different perspective.
Here in lies the challenge.
The test can be written in English or in French.
Students compete in six grade categories:
Grade 1 and Grade 2;
Grade 3 and Grade 4;
Grade 5 and Grade 6;
Grade 7 and Grade 8;
Grade 9 and Grade 10;
Grade 11 and Grade 12;
The test for grades 1-2 consists of 18 multiple-choice questions,
arranged in increasing difficulty, to be answered in 45 minutes.
The test for grades 3-4 consists of 24 multiple-choice questions,
arranged in increasing difficulty, to be answered in 60 minutes.
The test for grades 5-12 consists of 30 multiple-choice questions,
arranged in increasing difficulty, to be answered in 75 minutes.
Calculators are not permitted.
The problems are divided in three categories,
A, B, and C, by the level of challenge.
Each category consists of 6, 8, or 10 problems.
A correct answer for a Group A problem is worth three points,
for a Group B problem is worth four points,
and for a Group C problem is worth five points.
There is a penalty of one point for each incorrect answer.
If the question is left unanswered, it is worth 0 points.
The maximum score attained is 90, 120 or 150 points.
To avoid negative scores, each student begins with 18, 24, or 30 points.
Hence, the minimum score attainable is 0 points.