Youth Canada

Euclid Mathematics Competition

Euclid Mathematics Competition
Focus: Math and Science
Opportunity Type: Competition
Location: Schools across Canada
Student Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Available to students from: All Provinces/Territories
Time of year: Spring
Prerequisites: N/A
Cost: $12
Application Deadline: March 27, 2008

The paper is 2.5 hours in length, and consists of 10 questions, each worth 10 marks, for a total of 100 marks. Questions are divided into answer only and full solution parts with no multiple choice questions. Competitors are reminded that marks for the full solution questions are assigned for form and style of presentation, as well as for answers. A poorly presented solution will not receive full marks.

Most of the problems will be based on the mathematics curriculum up to
and including the final year of secondary school. The paper may include
questions based on the topics listed below:
• Euclidean and analytic geometry
• Trigonometry, including functions, graphs, identities, sine and cosine
• Exponential and logarithmic functions
• Functional notation
• Systems of equations
• Polynomials, including relationships involving the roots of quadratic and cubic equations, the remainder theorem
• Sequences and series
• Simple counting problems
• Properties of numbers

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