What is the Math Challengers competition?
Math Challengers is an inter-school math competition in which students compete in teams of four or five. There are three categories: "Grade 8 and under", "Grade 9 and under", and "Grade 10 and under".
Regional competitions are held across BC each year in February, with the top teams from each region moving on to compete at the annual Provincial competition in March or April.
Here is the process for the upcoming 2022 competitions:
- Schools register as many teams as they like in each grade category. Note that each student can be on only one team. For example, a Grade 9 student could be on a "Grade 10 and under" team, but can't be on both a Grade 9 team and a Grade 10 team.
- Coach or other teacher supervises the teams writing the first three rounds at their own school, sometime in the week of February 21-25, 2022.
- Face-off round is open to anone who wants to participate, and will take place on Saturday, February 26.
- Organizers are hoping to run an in-person Provincials this year - more information about this will be given following the February competitions.
There are four stages in each competition - Regionals and Provincials:
Stage 1: Blitz consists of one session on a variety of mathematical subjects. Contestants work individually for 40 minutes on 26 questions written on four pages. Each correct answer counts for one point.
Stage 2: Bull's Eye consists of three sessions on a certain mathematical subject. For each of the sessions, contestants have 12 minutes to work on the 4 questions on that subject. Each correct answer counts as two points.
Stage 3: Co-op is a Team competition. Contestants work together in their teams for 36 minutes on 15 questions. Each correct answer counts as two points.
Stage 4: Face-off will be held online for the Regional competitions in February, in some kind of Zoom-like format. All contestants who participated in the earlier three rounds as part of a team are welcome to participate. At Provincials - if it is run face-to-face - only the top 10 individual contestants from each competition pool of teams will be invited to the Face-off.
How to Register
Please find the 2022 registration form and instructions on how to register here: mathchallengers.ca
Registration is free for 2022, but registration deadline is January 15, 2022.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Math Challengers (Canadian Math Challengers Society) is a not-for-profit organization proudly sponsored by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C., Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, BC Hydro, IBM Canada, with generous support also provided by Simon Fraser University, the University of B.C., Camosun College, Okanagan College, University of the Fraser Valley, BCIT, and various private engineering and technology firms