Do you want to design new computers, cars, appliances, airplanes, rockets, space shuttles, nuclear reactors, buildings etc., or become a scientist like Einstein?

Math is the skill needed to accomplish your dreams! Volunteers from the PEO Grand River Chapter host Mathletics every March to celebrate National Engineering month.

Mathletics is an exciting competition composed of two rounds, an easy and a difficult round, for both junior (grades 5 & 6) and senior (grades 7 & 8) students.

When

March 23, 2019
8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Mathletics 2019 is conducted in an auditorium and all guests/parents can watch the students in action. Questions are projected onto a screen and students respond to the questions using clickers. Results and answers are projected on a large screen. The competition can sometimes be fierce – but we make sure everyone has fun!

Mathletics 2018 Participants

Where

Conestoga College of Engineering
* The Cambridge Engineering Campus is south of the 401.
It is not part of the Doon Campus off Homer Watson Blvd.

850 Fountain Street South
Cambridge, Ontario N3H 0A8
Engineering Building

Room A1203

Registration

Registration is open to children in grades 5-6, or 7-8.

You must download the Registration and Consent forms (link below) and email the completed forms to wro@peo.on.ca to participate in the Mathletics. Space is limited! Register early!

Click here for downloadable Registration and Consent Forms

RULES

Registration in each event is limited to the first thirty five (35) students.
To avoid disappointment, please encourage students to register early.

Objective

  1. To create a passion in the application of mathematics in solving day-to-day scientific and engineering problems.
  2. To create an interest in active thinking and problem solving.
  3. To introduce different facets of mathematics.
  4. To provide hands-on experience in engineering problem solving.
  5. It is the earnest desire of the organizing committee to conduct this competition in an entertaining and friendly manner.

Eligibility, Testing standard and Prizes

  1. All full time students registered in Ontario Curriculum Schools are eligible.
  2. Questions are designed to reflect the Ontario Curriculum level
  3. Questions relate to the application of mathematics to science and engineering.
  4. Some questions will be based on topics introduced during the competition.
  5. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each level.
  6. Prior year Mathletic Champions will not be allowed to compete in the same category

Competition format

  1. Both Senior and Junior levels are individual events.
  2. Each level of the competition will have two rounds:
    • Round 1 – Introductory Round – Warm up questions
    • Round 2 – Challenge Round – Fast paced challenging questions
  3. All participants are required to participate in both rounds.
  4. Questions will be projected on a large screen.
  5. Each participant will be provided with a numbered wireless Clicker.
  6. The wireless Clicker will be used by the student to enter their answers.
  7. A computer will record all responses and compile the marks.
  8. Students are required to bring and use aids like calculators, paper, and pens.
  9. Cell phones or any device capable of telecommunication are not permitted.
  10. Latecomers will not be allowed to join.

Scoring

  1. Marks from Round 1 and Round 2 will be added together.
  2. Marks will not be deducted for wrong answers or unanswered questions.
  3. More difficult questions will be worth more points.
  4. In the event of a tie, it will not be broken; instead the prize money will be split.

Practice Questions

General

  1. This contest will be conducted in English only.
  2. A panel of adjudicators will resolve all disputes. Their decisions are final and binding.
  3. Teachers, parents, guardians and their guests are welcome to attend the event and cheer the participants. The competition will be held in an auditorium. Guests will be able to witness the whole event and see the participants in action.
  4. Teachers, parents, guardians and their guests are not to assist or interfere with the participants.
  5. Space is limited for the audience. Entry is on a first come first served basis.
  6. Food and drinks are not permitted inside the auditorium.
  7. A student without proper registration will not be permitted to participate in the competition.
  8. Please bring calculator with square root key, pencil/pen, paper.