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2021 Competition Survey: Because this year is so different, we hope you will take the time to do the following survey to tell us about what you think 2021 should look like. Math Challengers 2021 Competition Survey. If you complete this survey you do not need to answer the same questions that are in the Registration Form.

2021 Regional Contest to be invigilated by teachers at contestants' schools. Expect the details of this new implementation to be available on the Math Challengers website early in the 2020/2021 school year. Math Challengers will not hold the 2021 Regional Contest at large, centralized venues due to the risk posed by Covid-19. The plans for the 2021 Provincial Final are still under review. Please check back here for updates.

2021 Registration is open. Please go to the Registration page. The Registration Form is at the bottom of the page.

2021 Fees are Waived. Fees for the 2021 season have been waived because of the impact of Covid-19.

Some contestants may have noticed that question 3 in the 2020 Regional Bulls Eye had two correct answers! To resolve this issue, Math Challengers awarded trophies and medals to those who's standing changed. All of these medals and trophies have now been delivered to either the contestant, coach, or school - depending on the instructions received by Math Challengers from coaches. If you were informed that you would receive a medal or trophy and have not received it yet, please contact Math Challengers so we can sort that out for you. Thank you to everyone for their help and understanding to correct this issue!

Online Quiz

Our first online quiz is now closed, but you will find a paper version of it on our Teaching Aids page - should you wish to give it a try. The answers are also posted there.

Please contact us via the Contact Us page if you have any comments on the Online Quiz.

Competition Dates, Times and Locations

Please see the Events page.

Registration Information, Registration Deadlines, and Team Roster Submission Deadlines

Please navigate to the Registration Page.

About Math Challengers

Our official name is the Canadian Math Challengers Society; however, we generally just call our group Math Challengers.

Math Challengers is an enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes mathematics achievement among students in Grades 8, 9 and 10 by
[i] challenging students with stimulating and thought-provoking questions, and
[ii] having school math teams compete with each other at local, regional and provincial tournaments.

The program builds skills, promotes strategic problem-solving, and exposes students to complex problems that require creativity and persistence in order to be solved -- all a critical part of our increasingly technological society. Moreover, it provides an opportunity to bring 8th, 9th, and 10th graders together to promote a lively exchange of mathematical ideas through competition.

Math Challengers promotes student interest in mathematics and mathematics-related careers by making math achievement as challenging, prestigious and exciting as a school sport might be. Teachers, volunteers and former student participants coach competitors beginning each fall and continuing throughout the year, either as part of in-class instruction or as an extracurricular activity. In January, in-school competitions are held to determine the five member school teams that will compete at a regional tournament. The training and practice throughout the school year leads up to a Regional Competition held in February.

The teams from the regional tournaments around the province then advance to the Provincial Finals in March, April, or May, where the B.C. school team and the individual champions are crowned! At each tournament level, all students participate in two individual contest rounds, then in a team round, and finally the top ranked students take part in a head to head buzz-in question-and- answer session [similar to the TV quiz show, "Jeopardy"], where the overall individual champion is decided. Trophies and awards are given to the top finishers at each tournament.

In addition to the in-province tournaments, a Post Provincial Finals enrichment meet takes place after the Provincial Finals for up to the top 30 students competing in the Grade 9 competition .

Spectators are welcome during the Face-Off Stage of the competition, which is a fast-paced buzz-in-and-answer session similar to a television quiz show. If you would like to see a different sort of math contest [rather than the usual sit-and-write format], come check out a Math Challengers competition--it just might make you want to enter a team of your own!

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University Open Houses, Tours, and Information

BCIT: BCIT Info Sessions
UBC: UBC Tours
SFU: SFU Tours
UFV: UFV Tours
Okanagan College: Okanagan College Tours
Camosun College: Camosun College Tours

Sponsors

The major sponsors of Math Challengers are:

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