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Participating in a mathematics and computing contest helps students develop invaluable skills, like creative problem-solving and big-picture thinking.
CEMC contests can help students:
Mike Eden, CEMC Contests Co-Lead and University of Waterloo Lecturer talks about the CEMC’s internationally recognized mathematics and computing contests.
“In high school, I tried learning how to code, but nothing ever clicked…until I started preparing for the CCC. Doing contest problems dramatically improved my programming and problem-solving skills. Now I’m studying Computer Science, and I love it!”
Ava P., Student, Waterloo, ON
"The [CEMC's] mathematics contests truly foster the development of critical personality traits such as resilience, adaptability, persistence, and strategy-based thought. From our perspective, what a wonderful and unique way to prepare young minds for both the rigours of post-secondary studies and the unpredictable challenges faced in everyday life!"
– George Lin, Teacher, Coquitlam, BC
“I've been doing math contests since grade 4…. Looking back at this 9-year-long journey, it's crazy to imagine how much doing math contests has shaped me as a person, from thinking more logically and with structure to gaining more confidence in myself and becoming good friends with like-minded peers. Euclid 2021 was definitely a great way to end it off and it's equally hard to imagine how I've been able to get to where I am today!”
– Albert L., Student, Waterloo, ON
“It’s hard to overstate the importance of the Canadian Computing Contest on the quality of my computer science program…. This contest acts as a primary focus for my computer club and helps my students push themselves to a higher level of excellence.”
– Ron McKenzie, Teacher, Windsor, ON
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