Aimed at grade 11 students in Ontario and Secondary V students in Québec, Math. Horizons Day is an activity to promote the study of mathematics and extoll the benefits of a career requiring a solid knowledge of mathematics.
Each school is invited to send a team of four students together with their math. teacher. The Math. Horizons Day is very popular and the number of participating schools is limited. Register early.
The day starts with a talk by one of the professors of the department or the presentation of a short movie on a mathematical subject. It is followed by a presentation of different careers where a solid knowledge of mathematics is required. This presentation is usually done by some professors and graduate students.
In the afternoon, the teams sent by the schools compete in a mathematical contest. The winning teams and players leave with prizes and certificates in recognition of their achievement. The mathematical contest is composed of team questions, individual questions and a relay race. The following documents will give you an idea of the type and level of the questions.
All the activities during Math. Horizons Day take place on the campus of the University of Ottawa.
This initiative is possible thanks to our valuable collaborators.