**Push Yourself to the Limit with a Math Competition!**

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ELMACON | An opportunity for students from grades 5 to 7 to experience mathematics as an exciting sport. The contest is modelled after the successful MathCounts competitions (which are also supported by PIMS), but is aimed at younger students. *Note: PIMS sometimes hosts free training sessions in the months leading up. |

CEMC | The CEMC (Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing), based out of the University of Waterloo, develops and administers many internationally recognized contests to help to inspire the next generation of students to develop an interest in and love for mathematics and computer science. |

Math Challengers | The competition consists of 4 stages. Stage 1 (“Blitz”) and Stage 2 (“Bull’s Eye”) are individual competitions. Stage 3 (“Co-op”) is a Team competition. Stage 4 (“Face-Off”) is a one-on-one competition between the top 10 individuals who participated in stages 1 and 2. |

Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest | The purpose of this competition is to introduce youngsters from grade 1 to grade 12 to math challenges in a fun and enjoyable way, thus inspiring their further interest and advancement in mathematics. |

Mathematica Centrum | The Mathematics Contest Centre prepares some of the top mathematics competitions in North America |

**Please note that competition deadlines and dates vary, please see individual websites for up-to-date information.*

**Getting Ready**

- When preparing for math competitions, we highly recommend working though past contests. Here are some great resources:
- This book explains the thinking process that is needed to solve hard math questions, which makes is a useful resource for a highly motivated students preparing for a competition.