CMS - Mathematics Competition

Canada Lynx Mathematical Competition (CLMC)

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is excited to announce the launch of a new mathematical competition open to students in grades K-12, and suggested for students in grades 7-12: the Canada Lynx Mathematical Competition (CLMC)! The competition will take place in September.

The CLMC is an inclusive national math contest that provides feedback upon the completion of the exam to help develop students skills in math.  This competition was created to foster an interest in mathematics among students regardless of their skill level, to increase student confidence in their math abilities, and to present mathematics as a fun and playful subject to students.


Canadian Open Mathematics Competition (COMC)

The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) is open to any student across Canada with an interest in mathematics who wishes to participate. The challenge is typically written in schools across Canada. The competition will take place in October.

The top students (around 50 of them) are invited to write the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad with a chance to be selected as one of the members of Math Team Canada which writes the International Mathematical Olympiad.

In addition, students who excel in this competition may be invited to Regional and National camps, earn scholarships, grants and other awards.


Canada Jay Mathematics Competition (CJMC)

Canada Jay Mathematics Competition (CJMC) is a new Canadian math competition open to students in grades K-8, with questions based primarily on grade 5-8 curriculum. This competition has been created by mathematicians from across Canada. The competition will take place in November.

The problems are meant to be a fun fall activity for students and teachers to complement their math curriculum and build students’ problem solving skills. The CJMC will offer engaging problems that will allow for discussion after the competition and get students excited about math. The competition will have 15 questions which take place over 90 minutes. It will consist of 3 blocks of 5 questions with an increasing level of difficulty from beginning to end.


Further information on the COMC and CJMC can be found on the Canadian Mathematical Society website.