Caribou Contest

2017/2018 held at Western University

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The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Western University is hosting the Caribou Cup (see cariboutests.com) which consists of online mathematics contests held six times per year. This math activity offers challenges for a wide spectrum of students, including students for whom mathematics is not their favoured subject because

  • questions are not strictly knowledge based and often feature mathematical puzzles;
  • each contest contains at least one interactive question (see cariboutests.com/games).

We choose this math enrichment because

  • questions train problem solving techniques which are a good complement to school mathematics;
  • all previous contests are available online for free to practice;
  • results are out on the evening of the 2nd contest day;
  • there is a YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/CaribouContest) which features video clips presented by a school boy solving a selection of previous contest questions.

If you are interested in participating, please provide the full name and the grade of the student who will be writing the tests to Kristina Sendova at ksendova@stats.uwo.ca. Participation is free of charge as the School covers the charges.

Location and contact information:

Location: Western Science Centre, Room 256
University of Western Ontario
1151 Richmond St., London N6J 5B7
Contact: Kristina Sendova
E-mail: ksendova@stats.uwo.ca
Phone: (519) 661-2111 ext. 88232

Campus Map

Test dates and times:

  • January 17, 2018: grades 3 to 4: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.;
  • January 18, 2018: grades 5 to 12: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.;
  • February 14, 2018: grades 3 to 4: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.;
  • February 15, 2018: grades 5 to 12: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.;
  • April 4, 2018: grades 3 to 4: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.;
  • April 5, 2018: grades 5 to 12: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.;
  • May 2, 2018: grades 3 to 4: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.;
  • May 3, 2018: grades 5 to 12: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Parking

Information about parking on Western's campus can be found at Western Parking (https://www.uwo.ca/parking/find/visitor/index.html). Meter parking spots and the Social Science Lot are most convenient.

Current information

Current information can be found at the Caribou web page on the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences website.