Waterloo Maths Contests

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The Waterloo Maths Contests are contests designed to give students the opportunity to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem solving ability.

At Merrick Preparatory School, we usually run the Canadian Senior (grades 11 and 12) and Intermediate (grades 9 and 10) Mathematics Contests in November every year. We also usually run another set in the spring: grade 9 Pascal Contest, grade 10 Cayley Contest, grade 11 Fermat Contest, and grade 12 Euclid Contest.

MPS students proudly show off their awards from the maths contest.

All of these contests are recognized by Canadian universities, and it is something students can proudly add to their list of accomplishments. Typically, more than half of our students participate. The top student in each contest wins a medal if they achieve the minimum score.

The Mathematics Club

Every fall, we have a co-curricular called the Mathletics Club where we practice all kinds of math puzzles and past Waterloo contest questions. We also manage a OneNoteBook full of past contest questions and solutions for students who want to practice math contest type questions.

Math students at Merrick Preparatory School

Mrs. Grant runs these contests. She loves math puzzles and posts the Waterloo Problem of the Week in Calculus every Friday. In her spare time, Mrs. Grant is totally addicted to Sudoku puzzles.

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Since its opening in 2012, students from more than 26 countries have called Merrick Preparatory School home. International students come for the focused academic attention and small class sizes in one of Canada’s safest communities. Domestic students come to broaden their international understanding and perspective by immersing themselves in a truly international education with students from around the globe. Both Domestic and International students reap the rewards of a MPS education with life-long friendships that span the globe and by gaining entry into world-ranked universities.