Each year, Cawthra Park students can participate in the University of Waterloo mathematics and computer science contests. These include:
- Pascal, Cayley and Fermat Contests — these multiple-choice contests cover material from the grade 9, 10 and 11 courses respectively. Students have 60 minutes to answer 25 questions.
- Fryer, Galois and Hypatia Contests — covering material from the grade 9, 10 and 11 courses, these contests focus on students’ written solutions. Students have 75 minutes to complete 4 questions.
- Euclid Contest — the Euclid contest is a challenging contest aimed at grade 12 students, focusing on written solutions. It is 2.5 hours in length. Every graduating student who writes the Euclid contest is eligible for scholarship consideration by the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.
- Canadian Intermediate and Senior Math Contests — students in grades 9 and 10 are eligible to write the CIMC, while those in grades 11 and 12 may write the CSMC. Students have 2 hours to answer 9 challenging questions.
- Canadian Computing Competition — the CCC allows any student with programming experience to compete, either in the Junior (some experience) or Senior (advanced experience) categories. Up to 3 hours are provided for students to develop programs that solve 5 problems.
To register for a contest, check for announcements when the registration deadline approaches. Talk to a mathematics teacher to sign up.