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Waterloo Math Contest

May 26, 2023

The University of Waterloo math contest was a big hit at #MerrickPrep! The Canadian Senior and Intermediate Mathematics Contests are designed to give students the opportunity to have fun and develop their mathematical problem-solving ability, and we can assure you that it's loads of fun and well worth the work. Our students love it every year!


The CEMC is dedicated to inspiring students to reach further with mathematics and computer science. They’re committed to giving students the tools they need to build their confidence, grow their problem-solving skills and get excited about mathematics and computing.

They bring over 50 years of experience to the work that they do. Their story began in 1963 when a group of secondary school teachers developed the first mathematics contest in Ontario. From that spark, the CEMC has grown into one of Canada’s foremost authorities on mathematics and computer science for young people.

Housed within the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, the CEMC is the largest organization of its kind in Canada with more than 40 dedicated faculty and staff and hundreds of committed volunteers.

Today, their programs and resources make a difference for students and educators around the world:

  • Their free courseware receives 10 million pageviews annually

  • More than 265,000 students in over 80 countries register for our 15 contests each year

  • 1.5 million learners and teachers benefit from their Problem of the Week

  • 630 learners participate in CEMC workshops annually

  • 20,000 students benefit each year from the CEMC Visits Schools program at more than 300 schools in over 15 countries

  • 300 teachers are currently pursuing advanced degrees in our Master of Mathematics for Teachers (MMT) program

  • Hundreds of MMT alumni are sharing new knowledge and renewed enthusiasm with their students around the world

Invest in the Future

Learn about how you can get involved with the CEMC today through giving, sponsoring, volunteering, or sharing their resources: Make a Difference.

Together, we can inspire the next generation of leaders, launch impactful new programs and empower math education globally with new international development initiatives.

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