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Math contests at Hayden

See a math teacher in Rm. 320 for more information

The Caribou Mathematics Competition is a worldwide online contest that is held six times throughout the school year. 
Hayden students can compete in the Grade 9/10 category or the Grade 11/12 category.

The Caribou Cup is a series of all Caribou Contests in one year. Each student's ranking is determined by their performance in their best five of six contests.

The goals of the contest are to provide challenging math activities to students, to show that mathematical puzzles can be fun, and that competing in math contests can be exciting and modern.

Dates and times  
60 minutes on a laptop (time and room TBA)
October, November, January 
February, April, May

To participate
Students can register on School Cash Online for $12. At the first contest you will be given an access code that will allow you to participate in up to six contests this year. The first contest in October is free!

A selection of online practice tests from previous contests can be found here:

Prizes and Awards
Cash prizes are given out to the top performing students and schools in the Caribou Cup. Additionally, contest and Caribou Cup certificates can be printed after each test is marked.

The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing at the University of Waterloo offers many internationally recognized contests to help to inspire the next generation of students to develop an interest in and love for mathematics.

Grade 9 students can participate in the Pascal contest. Grade 10 students can participate in the Cayley contest. Grade 11 students can participate in the Fermat contest. Grade 12 students can participate in the Euclid contest.

The Canadian Team Mathematics Contest involves individual problems, team questions, and math relays.  

Dates and times  
February 26 - Pascal and Cayley and Fermat
April 3 - Euclid
April 9 - Canadian Team Mathematics Contest

To participate
Please ask your math teacher for more details. Registration fees range from $4 to $14 depending on the contest.

Past contest, solutions, and results can be found here: Past Waterloo contests
More problem sets and solutions can be found here: Math Circles

Prizes and Awards
Every student scoring in the top 25% of all competitors receives a Certificate of Distinction. School champions may receive a Contest Medal. The names of some top-scoring eligible students appear in zone, provincial, Canadian, and international honour rolls.
Halton Math Contest

The Halton Math Contest is an exciting annual team math competition with real-time scoring that has been running since 2005.

Students choose their own teams (made up of 2 or 3 students) and are given two hours to complete five problem solving questions. Only the answer counts and teams are awarded points based on the time taken for the solution and the number of attempts.

Hayden students can compete in the Junior category for Grade 9 and 10 students and the Senior category for Grade 11 and 12 students.

Dates and times  
A school competition will be organized in early May.
The board-wide competition will be held later in May.

To participate
Participation is free. Please see Ms. Girvan in the Math office for details about organizing your team and practising strategies. 

Examples of problems can be found here: Halton Math Contest - Examples of problems from 2013

Prizes and Awards
Medals and trophies are awarded. Gift certificates are often awarded for the top three teams in the board.