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Math and Science

Our grade 4 to 8 students participate in several mathematics competitions.

Mathematica Centrum competition is a national competition that we offer at our school to students from grades 4 (Byron-Germain), 5 (Fibonacci) and 6 (Pythagoras). Participation is optional and a letter is sent home to obtain parents' permission.

In 2012, more than 60 000 students across Canada participated in this competition. Each student who participates receives a certificate of participation and those who score above the Canadian average receive a certificate of distinction. The student with the highest score in the school is awarded a medal, a symbol of great distinction. National and Provincial plaques are awarded and the highest scoring students receive financial awards and an invitation to an international math camp.

In 2012, we attained the third highest score in the province out of 456 schools in Byron-German competition for grade 4. Congratulations to our students Constance Mccarron, Elina Ho and Brooklyn Winter, who had amazing results and were on the Canada wide Student Honour Roll .

Gauss, Fryer and Pascal are international mathematics contests organized by the University of Waterloo's Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing. These contests offer our students the opportunity to develop their mathematical problem solving abilities.

Gauss

This is a competition for Grades 7&8 students. All our grade 7 students are invited to participate. The questions are based on curriculum common to all Canadian provinces. It consists of 25 multiple-choice questions, takes 60 minutes and students are permitted to use a calculator. There is a total of 150 marks. Students spend some time in class preparing for this competition and developing their problem solving skills.

Fryer

This is a competition for grade 9 students but students below this grade are also eligible to participate. This contest provides students with an opportunity to write a full solution contest. This is a fun way to develop mathematical problem solving skills through a written mathematical activity. The contest consists of 4 questions, some answer only and for some full solutions are required. The marks for full solution questions are assigned for form and style of presentation. It is a total of 40 marks. Any calculator is permitted and it takes 75 minutes. Although the questions are based on curriculum common to all Canadian provinces, the contest problems test logical thinking and mathematical problem solving.

Pascal

Students in grade 9 or below are eligible to participate in this contest. It consists of 25 multiple-choice questions, takes 60 minutes and students are permitted to use a calculator. There is a total of 150 marks. Part of the questions are curriculum based and part of the questions are designed to test ingenuity and insight.

Just a few facts:

Our students have done remarkably well, and our grade 7&8 students have participated with often excellent results among grade 9 and 10 students. Our school generally ranks high in our region.

2009 - Kitchener-Waterloo Bilingual School ranked 3rd after Waterloo C.I., Sir John A. Macdonald S.S. in Pascal Contest.

2010 - Kitchener-Waterloo Bilingual School ranked 4th after Waterloo C.I., Cameron Heights C.I. and Sir John A. Macdonald S.S. in Pascal Contest

We congratulate all our participants!

We are happy to see that your hard work and passion for mathematics bear fruit!

 

Waterloo-Wellington Science and Engineering Fair 

This is a one day event organized each spring by the University of Waterloo for students in grades 7-12. Our students are placed in the junior category and judged according to recognized national standards which include such areas as Scientific Method, research, and creativity. The awards are medallions and certificates, and those who receive "Awards of Merit" are invited to the Canada-wide Fair. Since the early years of the school, we have sent participants to exhibit their excellent projects at the WWSEF. They have met with much success, and often some of our students have been invited to go on to the Canada-wide Fair.