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New Brunswick Mathematics Competition

Friday, May 12, 2023

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Brunswick and the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering of l'Université de Moncton invite students in Grades 7, 8 and 9 of the Province of New Brunswick to participate in the Thirty-Eighth (38th) Annual Mathematics Competition to be held on Friday, May 12.

It should be noted that the Competition will be written on the same day and at the same time on the campuses of l’Université de Moncton at Moncton, Edmundston and Shippagan and on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses of the University of New Brunswick.

The test will be available in both French and English at all five campuses, and it is intended to identify provincial winners by combining the results from the five locations. The additional activities provided on the day of the exam will be in English only at the University of New Brunswick, in French only at the Edmundston and Shippagan campuses of l’Université de Moncton and in both languages at the Moncton campus.

Register now

Register by March 13 with your school district and number of classes. You will be sent a confirmation email that will allow you to add/edit your students' names until April 10.

Competition details

  1. The contest will consist of multiple choice questions which will be answered on special sheets which can be computer scored.
  2. The contest will last one hour.
  3. The contest may be written in either French or English.
  4. Students will compete ONLY as individuals.
  5. Number of participants: a school with x classes in a given grade level is invited to send no more than x + 1 students from that grade level. (e.g.: 2 grade 7 classes, 1 grade 8 class and 3 grade 9 classes ==> maximum of 3 participants from grade 7, 2 from grade 8 and 4 participants from grade 9.)
  6. Calculators are NOT permitted.

  • Part A: 3 points per problem
  • Part B: 4 points per problem
  • Part C: 5 points per problem
  • Total possible: 100 points
  • A blank answer receives 0
  • An incorrect answer receives (minus) - 1/4 of the points for that problem.
  • So, the expected score on any problem is the same whether a student leaves it blank or guesses randomly.
  • If a student can correctly eliminate one option, then he/she should definitely guess.

The cost of transportation and meals is the responsibility of the participants. Meals will be available at all campuses.

Fredericton campus

Purchase lunch: For a fixed rate you can get an all-you care-to-eat lunch at the dining room in McConnell Hall. There will be a fast line for those who have exact change (cash). McConnell Dining Hall doesn't allow any food to be brought in to their dining facility.

Bring your own lunch: Cafeteria seating is available on the ground floor of the Student Union Building (cafeteria entrance is on Macaulay Lane).

Accommodations will be available on the UNB Campus in Fredericton only. Teachers should email if they want to stay in residence at UNB, Fredericton.

A prize and certificate will be presented to the top student in each grade for each school district.

A prize will be presented to the top three students in each grade for the Province.

Special prizes may be awarded on each campus.