Way To Go, KES Mathletes!

King’s-Edgehill School continues to subscribe fully to the University of Waterloo’s math competitions. These contests are a form of mathematical enrichment that helps students sharpen their problem-solving skills and develop creative approaches to solutions. Over the course of the year, students from Grades 6 to 12 take part in these Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) math contests.

Recently, the results for the Grade 9 Pascal, Grade 10 Cayley, and Grade 11 Fermat contests were published and presentations were made in assembly this past Wednesday, May 10. Students who scored in the top 25% of all students who wrote globally, received a Certificate of Distinction and are listed below by grade. It is worth noting that our top scorer in Grade 9, Ezra Choo ‘26, placed second in the province, out of 680 participants! Alexia Fan ‘25 also came second in Nova Scotia out of a field of 503 students. Congratulations to all our recipients!

Certificates of Distinction:

Grade 9 Pascal Contest:
Ezra Choo ‘26
William Larder ‘26
Hunter Hood ‘26
Mollybeth Dickinson ‘26
Grade 10 Cayley Contest:
Alexia Fan ‘25
Alex Graham ‘25
Grade 11 Fermat Contest:
Lucas Martin ‘24
Lijia Gao ‘24
Zitong Wang ‘24
Sadie Junger ‘24
Next Wednesday, May 17, all our Grade 7 and 8 students will take part in the final CEMC math contest of the year, the Gauss competition. It is a great contest, and I look forward to hosting a “pizza and problems” social in my classroom on Friday afternoon after sports. What a fun way to start the weekend!
Taya Shields
Junior School Director

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King’s-Edgehill School is located in Mi'kma'ki, the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People.