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Alexandra Eagle Tops International Math Contest

Alexandra Eagle Tops International Math Contest
Posted on 01/18/2021
A Grade 4 student at Alexandra Community School in Owen Sound is among the first place finishers in an international mathematics contest!

Student problem-solving while participating in virtual contestCongratulations to Nived Menon, who finished with a perfect score (48/48) in the most recent Caribou Mathematics Contest, which was held on Thursday, January 14, 2021.  The contest included 5,167 participants!  In the past, Nived has consistently finished in the top third to fifth percentile in this competitive math league.

The contest, or Caribou Cup, is held virtually six times during the school year and includes six levels ranging from Grades 2 to 12.  The mission is to make mathematics fun through the following:

1) Create engaging and fun mathematical challenges accessible to all students, from math-averse students to under-stimulated gifted students.
2) Improve students’ problem-solving techniques by providing a wide variety of challenging math activities not based purely on concepts or memorizing formulas but instead on flexible thinking, creativity, logic, and common sense, applicable in the real world.
3) Foster a love for mathematics among students across the globe, lessen their math anxiety, and motivate them to keep learning and not give up when a question seems too hard at first glance.


Learn more about the contest by clicking here.

Bluewater District School Board joins those in Nived's school community at Alexandra to congratulate him on this significant achievement! 

Student holding Caribou Mathematics Contest certificate
Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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