Since September, hundreds of our students have been competing in the Caribou Mathematics Competition, which is a worldwide online contest competed against thousands of students all over the world.
The goals of this competition are to: - Show that mathematical puzzles can be fun and that competing in math contests with interactive questions is exciting. - To improve student's problem solving techniques by providing a wide variety of challenging math activities suitable for all students in grades 3-12.
Test 3 is complete and had over 36,000 middle school students take part across the globe! Here are some noteworthy statistics from this month’s test:
Year 7: Camilo Legere, Evan Lipschutz, and Dylan Jeffrey were all in the top 3%, 5%, and 6% of the world respectively for this last test. After the last 3 tests combined, Evan (top 2% in the world) is ranked 1st at Saltus and the island of Bermuda in his year group. Alex Lefebvre and Camilo Legere (both in the top 3% in the world) are tied for 2nd place from Saltus and the island of Bermuda in their year group.
Year 8: Sam Dallas came out top for the 3rd test in a row, getting in the top 8% in the world (all while taking a test that is for year 8 & 9!).
Year 9: A standout January result has to go to Matthew Banner, who managed to get in the top 1% of the world! After the last 3 tests combined, Matthew Banner (top 6% in the world) is ranked 1st from Saltus and 3rd from the island of Bermuda in his year group. Angelina Massimo (top 10% in the world) is ranked 2nd in her year group at Saltus. Julia Jaramillo, although in Year 9, is in the top 5% in the world overall, ranked 1st from Saltus, and 3rd from the island of Bermuda for the Year 10 and 11 group contest!
Well done everyone! Let’s get ready for Test 4 in February!