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 2017 COMC!
The 2017 exam paper (PDF) is available for download.
The unofficial solutions (PDF) are now available for download. In January, we will publish the "official solutions".
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 26, 36.5, and 46 points out of 80. Three participants had perfect 80/80 scores!
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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