Math, Math and More Math!
Tuesday afternoon was a flurry of Math activities in both the Junior School with Mrs. Shields and in the Senior School with Mr. Trace. They each hosted a Math contest practice afternoon full of creative problem solving and treats in preparation for the first of several Math Contests to be written at KES this year. On Wednesday morning, 72 KES students from Grades 9 to 12 congregated in the Dining Hall to write in an exam-style setting. These contests are written and marked by The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and they are administered by schools. Grades 9 and 10 wrote the Canadian Intermediate Math Contest and Grades 11 and 12 wrote the Canadian Senior Math Contest. Both lasting two hours, this is a challenge of Math skills; a challenge that the students took on with enthusiasm! We look forward to seeing the results.
After writing the 2-hour contest in the morning, 12 students traveled to Dalhousie University for another 2 hours of Math Circle enrichment! Can’t get enough Math!
Students who wish to practice problems similar to future contests, and to see the answers to the contest they wrote this week, can go to cemc.uwaterloo.ca and click on Math Contests. The answers to this particular contest should be posted by the middle of December.
Another way to practice is to sign up for the “Problem of the Week”, also put out by the CEMC. Click here to see problems-of-the-week questions and solutions. There are questions at four different difficulty levels. Have fun!
Mary Ann Dufour
Math Department Head
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