Canadian Mathematical Society


Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Math Challenge 2012

November 8th (Canada) & 9th (International)

The COMC is Canada's premier national mathematics competition that is open to any student with an interest in mathematics. The purpose of the Sun Life Financial 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 the top 50 students from the COMC will be invited to write the Sun Life Financial Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO). Students who excel in the CMO will have the opportunity to be selected as part of Math Team Canada -- a team of six students who travel to compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Depending on grade level and performance, students participating in the COMC can also have opportunities to garner awards, to win prizes, to be considered for scholarships, and to get invited to camps.

Media Release:

OTTAWA, Ontario — After competing with thousands of high school students across Canada, three students have received top national honours in the 2012 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC), Canada's premiere national mathematics competition.

The Canadian champions are:

Alex Song, Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH) - National Gold Medal
Zhiyao (John) Ma, Interlake High School (Bellevue, WA) - National Silver Medal
Daniel Spivak, Bayview Secondary School (Richmond Hill, ON) - National Bronze Medal more


Official marks and awards have been released! Teachers can access the marks and awards earned by each student through the same school accounts used to register for the competition. Certificates (in PDF form) for award winners and for those earning a performance certificate for quartile results are also online for teachers to download.

Downloadable PDF certificates for award winners and quartile-based performance are also online.

To see the results for your students, please:

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