A New Kind of Math Contest

While mathematics contests have traditionally focused on individual performance and personal ingenuity, Team Math Attack believes that they should represent something more.

Our team aims to broaden the previously isolated environment of competitive math by focusing on collaboration. Thus, we have introduced a new junior high competition that is centered on team performance, one where every individual is encouraged to recognize their own mathematical strengths and work well with others in order to succeed.

If you think you have what it takes to be shine amongst the best young math talents in Calgary or Edmonton, gather two of your friends and sign up! In December, you will go head-to-head and become friends with hundreds of other students. When competing in our unique and enjoyable event, we hope that you experience growth as a mathematician, team player, and leader.



What to Expect


The Team Math Attack (TMA) provides a new, unique format of competition for young math enthusiasts across the province. We strive to increase the engagement of junior high mathematicians by providing an intense yet fun team-based experience for all competitors.

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018

Schedule (past schedule given as reference):

Live Setting

The TMA is held live at your local university, creating a more competitive and fun atmosphere for students.

Intensity

30 difficult questions in 1 hour. The contest is challenging, so we do not anticipate any groups to finish during the time allotted!

Collaboration

Students will compete in teams of three, encouraging collaboration among team members during the contest.

Preparation

Students will have the opportunity to practice skills that are used in higher mathematics courses, as well as practice for other math competitions.


Resources

To become a math contest master, you need to practice. Our team recommends that you use the following links to improve at your leisure.

Art of Problem Solving

This website includes a multitude of resources, such as an online school with advanced math courses, a bookstore, and several trainer games to help students become better at contest math.

AOPS

MathCounts

The best way to improve is to practice with past contests. MathCounts is a national competition that was created specifically for junior high students who aspire to become better mathematicians.

MATHCOUNTS

CEMC

The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing from the University of Waterloo provides many math and computing contests each year. By excelling at these contests, students may be invited to national or even international contests.

CEMC

Caribou Cup

The Caribou Mathematics Competition is a worldwide online contest held six times throughout the school year. The contests are for grade levels 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12 and are in English, French and Persian.

Caribou

Calgary Junior High Math Contest

This annual contest, offered by the University of Calgary Department of Mathematics and Statistics, tests students from grades 7-9 is another great introduction into junior high contest mathematics. Winners are recognized by the UofC.

CJHMC

Edmonton Junior High Math Contest

Sponsored by the University of Alberta Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, the Edmonton Team Math Attack encourages students of all ages to improve their math skills in a fun, competitive, team-based environment. Winners are recognized by the UofA.

EJHMC

Awards

The top six teams from each city will be recognized at the closing ceremonies. The top team will receive engraved trophies, while the second and third place teams receive engraved medals. Teams that place 4th to 6th will receive certificates.

Additionally, by hosting the same competition at the same time in Calgary and Edmonton, we will be able to announce and reward the provincial champions.



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