Math and Problem-Solving Fundamentals

Our Grade 3 to 6 Enriched Math Program was designed for high-achieving students looking for a math program that will challenge their problem-solving skills and who are also interested in competing in math competitions participated by the brightest young minds from around the world. Although, it is not mandatory for students in our program to participate in these competitions.


Our instructors will use typical questions used in the Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest and Caribou Contests to teach students the fundamentals of problem solving.


We will cover topics such as:

• Number Sense and Numeration

• Measurement

• Geometry and Spatial Sense

• Patterning

• Algebra

• Data Management

• Probability

and a lot more!

ABOUT THE MATH CONTESTS

The Caribou Mathematics Competition is a world-wide online contest that is held six times throughout the school year. Students can write the contest anytime between 7:30am -3:30pm, on the day of the contest. Grade 3 and 4 students will have 60 minutes to complete the test which consists of 12 questions. Grade 5 and 6 students will have 60 minutes to complete the test which consists of 18 questions. Additional information about the Caribou Contests can be found at https://cariboutests.com.

 

Contest Dates:

October 14 and 15, 2020

November 11 and 12, 2020

January 13 and 14, 2021

February 10 and 11, 2021

April 7 and 8, 2021

May 5 and 6, 2021

 

Location:

The Caribou Mathematics Competition can be written at the students day school or local public library. Additional information will be provided closer to contest dates.


 

The Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest is an international mathematical competition with more than 40 countries taking part. The contest is held annually in March in more than 50 cities across Canada. Date, time and location will be posted in January. There is a $17 fee to participate in the contest. Four weeks prior to the contest, the fee is increased to $25. Grade 3 and 4 students will have 60 minutes to complete the test which consists of 24 multiple-choice questions, arranged in increasing difficulty. Grade 5 and 6 students will have 75 minutes to complete the test which consists of 30 multiple-choice questions, arranged in increasing difficulty. Students will be ranked according to their grade at school. For example, although the grade 3 and 4 students write the same test, grade 3 students are not ranked with the grade 4 students. More information about the Math Kangaroo Contest can be found at https://kangaroo.math.ca.

 

Contest Dates:

TBC

Location:

Sheridan College (Mississauga) 

4180 Duke of York Blvd

Mississauga, ON L5B 0G5

 

 

"If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics."

 

~ Galileo Galilei