The 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 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 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.
Thank you for participating in the 2016 COMC!
The 2016 exam paper (PDF) is available for download.
The unofficial solutions (PDF) are now available for download. In January, we will publish the "official solutions".
The exams are currently being marked and verified. Teachers will be notified by email once the preliminary scores become available. Scores will be posted to your COMC online account.
An e-mail will be sent out to teachers in early December asking for confirmation of spellings (including punctuation and capitalization) of school and student information, so that any issued awards, certificates and plaques will be correct.
We anticipate preliminary scores will be available to teachers in late December, before students leave for the holidays. Final scores, award winners, and prize draw recipients will be announced publicly in early January.
Teachers can log in to their school accounts at any time.
Centre de recherches mathématiques, Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, Fields Institute, Popular Book Company, McLean Foundation, CAE Inc., Government of Manitoba, Government of Nova Scotia, Government of Ontario, Government of Prince Edward Island and Government of the Northwest Territories.
With the cooperation of:
University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Dalhousie University, University of Manitoba, Memorial University, University of New Brunswick, University of Prince Edward Island, Department of Mathematics & Statistics (University of Saskatchewan), University of Toronto and York University.
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