The Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) is Canada's premier national mathematics competition that is open to any student with an interest in and grasp of high school math. 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 small team of 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.
Teachers: we have posters you can download and print to encourage participation! We also have brochures you can use. See our Tell Your Students page.
Returning for 2015: Teacher Appreciation Prizes
The 2015 COMC will be held on Thursday, November 5th in Canada and the Americas (anywhere in North/South American time zones), and on Friday, November 6th elsewhere in the world.
|September 1||Registration opens|
|October 16||Registration closes|
|October 22||Payment deadline|
|November 3||All exams received by schools|
|November 5||COMC exam day –for schools in Canada and the Americas|
|November 6||COMC exam day –for all other international schools|
|Courier pick up of exams at schools in Canada
International schools must courier exams at their own expense
|November 7-13||All exams received at marking partner institutions
(international exams received no later than November 16)
|Mid-to late November||Exam marking period|
|Early to mid-December||Teachers verify data entry of all student information|
|December 14||Deadline for teachers to make changes to students’ information|
|Mid-January||Official results announcement|
Teachers can register their schools for the COMC by clicking the link below. Registration costs CAD$12.50 per student in Canada and USD$15 per student for international participants.
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