Feb 23, 2019

Caribou Mathematics Competition

  • Crimson Education
  • Global
University Selection Competition Skill Building Other

Description

The Caribou Mathematics Competition is a world wide online contest that is held six times throughout the school year. On each of these days, five contests are offered, one for each of the grade levels 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12 and each one in English, French and Persian.

The Caribou Cup is the series of all Caribou Contests in one school year. Each student's ranking in the Caribou Cup is determined by their performance in their best 5 of 6 contests through the school year.

All support materials (written solutions, current year and previous years contests as online practise tests, online math and logic games, online mini courses) are also available without contest participation - many of which are free.

For more information visit the offical website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

N/A

Competitiveness

1/5 

The competition is online and available worldwide.

Participation Cost

$

Entry fees range from $6-$60 USD per student (depending on number of competitions entered).

Typical entry fee: $15

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

1/5 

Students take a special mathematics exam based on their individual level of experience.

Exams are then evaluated based on how many correct questions are submitted in the allotted time. For the "Caribou Cup" each student's ranking is determined by their performance in their best 5 of 6 contests through the school year.

Time Commitment

3/5

The Caribou contests are held six times throughout the school year. For each of these days, five contests are offered.

Application Deadline

Students can be registered at any point in the school year.

Application Process Includes

A contact person (e.g. teacher of a school, librarian of a library, or parent of a home school) must register a student. The contact must then get the student access codes (free or paid). For paid access codes, the contact can buy codes themselves, or allow third parties to pay for them (eg. parents).

Before the student's first participation in a school year, the contact hands out the access codes to their students, which allow the students to take part in the contest. That access code becomes that student's code for the rest of the school year, and they will use it to start every contest that year.

Contests are written at the contact's institution (school, library, or home school) and must be supervised, to ensure a fair competition.

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