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The 2020 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge — Oct 29/30

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The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) is Canada's premier national mathematics competition open to any student with an interest in and grasp of high school math. The purpose of the COMC is to encourage students to explore, discover, and learn more about mathematics and problem solving. The competition serves to provide teachers with a unique student enrichment activity during the fall term.

Approximately 80 top-ranking students from the COMC and the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad Qualifying Repêchage (CMOQR) will be invited to write the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO). Based on the results from the COMC, the CMO and other national and international mathematics competitions and camps, the Canadian Mathematical Society IMO Committee will then select six students as part of Math Team Canada to travel to, and compete in, the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

Top COMC female contestants will also qualify to be part of Girls’ Math Team Canada to represent Canada at the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO). EGMO is an international mathematics competition.

Depending on their grade level and performance, students participating in the COMC will also have the opportunity to be considered for university scholarships, get invited to math camps, garner awards, and win prizes.

Thank you for participating in the 2020 COMC!

The 2020 exam paper (PDF) is available for download.

COMC 2020 Competition:

Preliminary exam scores have been released to teachers! Teachers can view them by logging into their school accounts.

This year, the quartiles divided at the scores 22, 33, and 44.5 points out of 80. Two participants had perfect 80/80 score!

Official scores, award winner information and the random prize draw results will be released in mid-January. At that time, teachers will have access to the official certificates and the CMS will begin mailing out plaques and prizes. Teachers will be notified by email when the official results become available online.

Teachers can log in to their school accounts at any time.

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Provides announcements and information from the CMS related to the COMC, CMO, IMO, and other student math competitions.

To report errors or omissions for this page, please contact us at comc@cms.math.ca.