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College and University call for participants in Okanagan math competition
Okanagan College Media Release

Mathematically inclined students in Grades 8 - 12 across the Okanagan are eligible to register to compete in the Preliminary Round of the 2012 British Columbia Secondary School Mathematics Contest (BCSSMC) for the Okanagan region, which takes place on Wednesday, April 4.

Co-sponsored by Okanagan College and UBC’s Okanagan campus, the contest was created in 1990 to promote an interest in mathematics at the high school level in the Okanagan Region. Today, 12 identical regional math competitions occur each spring through the province as a part of the BCSSMC.

The contest is divided into two categories: juniors (Grade 8-10) and seniors (Grade 11-12). A standardized set of questions for each category, compiled by a province-wide committee of college and university mathematicians, will be administered to students at their school by participating teachers.

Sponsor teachers will grade the contest papers with the help of an answer key provided by the BCSSMC committee.

The top three to six finishers from each school will be invited to attend the Final Round of the competition on Friday, May 4 at UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna. Finalists will compete for top honours, cash prizes, and, for the top senior, a cash prize of $200 and a one-semester tuition scholarship to either Okanagan College or UBC’s Okanagan campus, to a maximum value of $3,000.

For more information about the contest, contact organizer Clint Lee at clee@okanagan.bc.ca. Copies of the contests from the last several years, with solutions, are available on the British Columbia Secondary School Mathematics Contest website at http://people.okanagan.bc.ca/clee/bcssmc/.