17th Annual Elementary Grades Math Contest (ELMACON)

The 17th annual Elementary Grades Math Contest will be held on the UBC campus on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

The contest, open to Grades 5-7 students, gives students an opportunity to experience mathematics as an exiting sport!  Like the Math Challengers competition, which is available only to high school students, ELMACON determines the winners right on the spot – after three problem solving rounds, the last of which is a series of mathematical duels among the top performers in the different grades.  Even for those who do not make it to the top it is instructive, inspiring and entertaining.

The event is organized by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) under the guidance of Dr. Cary Chien, formerly of David Thompson Secondary School in Vancouver, Joshua Keshet from Math Challengers, and Prof. Klaus Hoechmann from UBC.  It is organized in collaboration with the BC Association of Mathematics Teachers and volunteers from Lower Mainland schools of all levels.

Details and registration can be found on their website:  http://www.elmacon.org

Registration closes April 15, 2016.

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