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http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html
Sharing a passion for math problemsHow many times has a young person asked, “Why do I have to learn math? Does it really matter?”
Tom Higgins would say it matters a lot.
“Math is fundamental to solving some of the world’s biggest challenges – food sustainability, clean water, climate change and national security,” says Higgins, now retired after a career in trading and finance.
https://uwaterloo.ca/magazine/spring-2018/feature/sharing-passion-math-problems
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#44Canadian Team Math Contest in Lambton-KentTeams representing eleven schools recently spent a day at the Sarnia board office. The day began with an introduction to cryptography and data compression from the CEMC. Then students competed following the format of our Canadian Team Math Contest. Organizer Brian McBain says "It’s finally giving us a chance to bring our brightest math kids together and give them a chance to show off, and show how much they actually know,”
http://www.theobserver.ca/2018/05/08/lambton-kent-board-holds-inaugural-team-math-contest
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#43Waterloo encourages high school girls to Think About Math!At 14, Mubina Chunari hadn’t chosen her dream job, but she knew she loved math.
Now, almost a decade after Mubina participated in our Think About Math! workshop as a student, she’s come back to pay it forward as an alumna.
https://uwaterloo.ca/math/news/waterloo-encourages-high-school-girls-think-about-math
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#42ACM recognizes Professor Troy Vasiga as a 2017 Senior MemberThe Association for Computing Machinery has named Professor Troy Vasiga as an ACM Senior Member. Troy has played a key role in the CEMC for many years especially as a champion of our computing activities. He is the director of the Canadian Computing Competition, leader of Canada’s team at the International Olympiad in Informatics and chief architect of the Beaver Computing Challenge.
https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/news/acm-recognizes-professor-troy-vasiga-2017-senior-member
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#41CEMC by the numbersHow many students write our contests in a single year? How long do they take to mark? Some fun rough numbers illustrate the scope of our contests, workshops and resources.
http://cemc.uwaterloo.ca/news/by-the-numbers.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#40CEMC Launches Free CS CoursewareAs educators struggle to expand digital literacy globally and U.S. President Obama announces a $4-billion Computer Science for All initiative, we have developed free online courseware that will teach people computer science and programming skills. It’s free to use, doesn’t require registration to access, and has minimal software requirements.
https://uwaterloo.ca/stories/waterloo-launches-free-computer-science-courseware
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#39Learn about our marking sessions in this videoOver 200 000 students tackle problems on our mathematics contests each year. This often involves writing out full solutions. Marking all of these would not be possible without the incredible energy, enthusiasm and support of hundreds of volunteer markers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUUfdEjIu1E&feature=youtu.be
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#38CEMC Wins NSERC Award for Science PromotionWe are thrilled to have been honoured with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Award for Science Promotion.
https://uwaterloo.ca/math/news/cemc-wins-nserc-award-science-promotion
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#37CEMC mathematics courseware – What is it?What is it? An open and online teaching and learning platform. On-screen text with synchronized audio and interactive investigations teach the concepts from Grade 12 Advanced Functions (Pre-Calculus) and Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors. Quizzes giving instant feedback, exercises, and enrichment and extension questions help consolidate learning. No login or special software is needed. When? Where?
http://courseware.cemc.uwaterloo.ca./
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#36Ready, set, calculate - bright minds face offEyes on paper, pencils in hand and calculators ready, high school students silently anticipate the command. Go! Papers rustle across the lecture hall. This is it. Eight minutes to glory.
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/4452698-ready-set-calculate-bright-minds-face-off
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#35CEMC Partnership in The GambiaThrough a partnership with the CEMC, the Youth Care Foundation recently opened a new secondary school in The Gambia. Students in this West African community will now have more options to continue their studies.
http://math.uwaterloo.ca/math/news/cemc-partnership-gambia
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#34Math With MikeMike Miniou joined our Faculty recently as the Mathematics Liaison and Outreach Officer. In this new role, he has been visiting high schools and talking to students about "Mathematics in the Real World".
https://math.uwaterloo.ca/math/news/math-mike
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#33CEMC around the worldWe interact with students and teachers around the world. Our contest participants, workshop attendees, online resource users and volunteers come from around the globe.
http://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/news/around-the-world.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#32CEMC by the numbersHow many students write our contests in a single year? How long do they take to mark? Some fun rough numbers illustrate the scope of our contests, workshops and resources.
http://cemc.uwaterloo.ca/news/by-the-numbers.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#31Workshop builds confidence in girls who like mathematicsTaking the guts of a computer apart isn’t a task Kelcey Moore has ever done before.
http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/718555--workshop-builds-confidence-in-girls-who-like-mathematics
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#30Bruce White Atrium DedicationRetired high school math teacher Bruce White has been an enthusiastic supporter of the CEMC in many ways for several decades. Now, thanks to the generosity of one of his former students, Dr. White’s inspiration of many thousands of math students has been recognized in a very special way.
http://math.uwaterloo.ca/math/news/bruce-white-atrium-dedication
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#29Math contest preparation workshops underwayIf six people need to cross a river, two at a time, but one has to make the return trip each time, how long will it take for all of them to cross?
http://www.niagarathisweek.com/community/education/article/1254890--a-new-kind-of-math-test
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#28Canada Wins 4 Medals at IOI 2011Each of the four Canadian participants brought home a medal from the 23rd International Olympiad of Informatics held in Pattaya City, Thailand.
http://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-archive/IOI2011ResultsArticle.pdf
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#27Canadian team arrives in Thailand for IOI 2011Canadian team arrives in Thailand for IOI 2011 – Four Toronto–area students have arrived in Pattaya City, Thailand to represent Canada at the 23rd International Olympiad of Informatics (IOI) from July 22-28.
http://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-archive/IOI-Article-2011.pdf
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#26World's elite programming students gather in Waterloo for the 22nd international OlympiadsIOI challenges competitors from 81 countries from 81 countries to demontrate cutting edge problem solving.
http://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-archive/IOI2010-News-Article.pdf
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#24Girls getting hooked on computersIt's no secret that when the dot-com bubble burst it also made a dent in student enrollment in computer science programs across Canada. While the situation is improving, attracting women remains a challenge.
http://www.ucalgary.ca/news/utoday/june15-2010/computerscience
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#23New math grad program aimed at teachersA moment of affirmation came to Brian Forrest last April, during an event at Waterloo's Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing. He had just given a well-received talk on the proposed new Master of Mathematics for Teachers (MMT) program to a group of 200 high school teachers.
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-archive/MMT%20Article%20for%20CEMC%20News%20Centre.pdf
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#22At Think About Math, fun is the common denominatorFor many high school students struggling to give meaning to abstract mathematical concepts, math is something to endure rather than love. But for 40 Grade 9 girls who attend Waterloo's annual Think About Math! conference, they discover that math will actually help them land a successful career.
https://info.uwaterloo.ca/www/profiles/profile.php?id=169
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#21Canada's brightest math students train at Waterloo for Olympiad goldCanada's top students in computer science will attend a week-long training camp next month at the University of Waterloo in preparation for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) to held August 14-21 at Waterloo.
http://www.exchangemagazine.com/morningpost/2010/week15/Friday/041607.htm
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#20Secret Life of Girls: Making a mark in mathAsk Mubina Chunara how to solve a high school algebra equation and chances are she will come up with the solution lickety-split. But ask the 15-year-old Brampton student about the range of career choices she might have as a math major and the answers haven't always come as easily.
http://www.thestar.com/life/2010/03/05/secret_life_of_girls_making_a_mark_in_math.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#19CEMC Expands Mathematics Outreach to The Gambia in West AfricaThe agreement with the Youth Care Foundation (YCF) includes five years of support to help facilitate...
http://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-archive/Gambia-News-Release.pdf
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#18Top Class: GOMC discovers young mathematiciansThe Great Olympiad Mathematics Competitions (GOMC) held from November 19 to December 22 at the Youth Care Foundation in Churchill's town ...
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/05/18/math-competition-training-ground-future-quotmathletesquot.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#17Computer science students capture medals at Bulgaria IOIFour high school students represented Canada well at the twenty-first International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in August.
http://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/news/news-archive/IOI-Bulgaria-2009.pdf
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#16Math competition training ground for future MathletesThird grader Debora Kezia seemed relaxed before the International Mathematics Competitions held in Sevilla School in East Jakarta, where she was due to face her older sister, Christa Lorenzia, 12, in solving 7th grade level math problems.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/05/18/math-competition-training-ground-future-quotmathletesquot.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#15Teen math whiz scores perfectionWhen he was in kindergarten, Braden Cok drilled his times tables just for fun.
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/therecord/access/1741684221.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Jun+8,+2009&author=Luisa+D'Amato&pub=Waterloo+Region+Record&edition=&startpage=A.1&desc=Teen+math+whiz+scores+perfection;+UW's+Gauss+test+was+no+match+for+Braden+Cok+--+the+13-year-old+is+among+a+select+few+who+got+every+question+right
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#14University of Waterloo Centre for Education in Mathematics and ComputingHeld a "Seminar in Computer Science for Young Women" in late May.
http://www.bulletin.uwaterloo.ca/2009/jun/08mo.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#13Math buoyed by high school linksWaterloo is leading the way in attracting math students aided by the work done at the Centre for Education in Math and Computing (CEMC).
https://info.uwaterloo.ca/www/profiles/profile.php?id=102
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#12University of Waterloo hosts Think About Math conference to boost girls' interest in mathematicsThe University of Waterloo will host the inaugural Think About Math conference this week to boost girls' interest in mathematics and increase the number of women pursuing math-related careers.
https://lists.uwaterloo.ca/pipermail/uw-news-release/2009-April/000927.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#11Divide and conquerThe folk at University of Waterloo are spreading the gospel of math.
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/therecord/access/1660207781.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Mar+13,+2009&author=Luisa+D'Amato&pub=Waterloo+Region+Record&edition=&startpage=A.1&desc=Divide+and+conquer;+Students+get+help+with+math+--+and+getting+ahead+in+life+--+thanks+to+a+University+of+Waterloo+outreach+effort+funded+by+a+healthy+sum+from+the+Bill+and+Melinda+Gates+Foundation%3A+$12.5+million
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#10Girls who really countIf you're a girl in Grade 9 with at least a 70 per cent average in math, the University of Waterloo wants you.
http://www.thestar.com/article/598623
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#09A meeting of the mindsFour hundred of the best young computer scientists in the world will converge on University of Waterloo next year when it hosts the prestigious International Olympiad in Informatics.
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/therecord/access/1631950721.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Jan+24,+2009&author=Luisa+D'Amato&pub=Waterloo+Region+Record&edition=&startpage=B.2&desc=A+meeting+of+the+minds;+University+of+Waterloo+to+host+2010+Olympiad+in+Informatics
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#08Thousands will write University of Waterloo mathematics competitions this weekUW's Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) administers the contests to help students develop their skills and knowledge
http://www.exchangemagazine.com/morningpost/2008/week16/Tuesday/0415016.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#07Multiplying Excitement About MathZhe Qu loves math and it shows.
http://alumni.uwaterloo.ca/alumni/pubs/magazine/spring08/math/index.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#06Math whiz wins spot at Gates speechBill Gates would like 16-year-old Joanne Toporowski.
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/therecord/access/1432459441.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Feb+21,+2008&author=BARBARA+AGGERHOLM&pub=The+Record&edition=&startpage=A.1&desc=Math+whiz+wins+spot+at+Gates+speech;+UW+courts+future+students
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#05Gates gift for math and CS outreachUniversity of Waterloo will greatly expand Canada's largest youth outreach program in mathematics and computer science.
http://www.bulletin.uwaterloo.ca/2007/nov/09fr.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#03Canada's brightest young math minds gather at University of Waterloo for 42nd annual seminarSome of the brightest math students from high schools across Canada are honing their skills this week as UW hosts the 42 annual Canadian Mathematics Competition Seminar.
https://lists.uwaterloo.ca/pipermail/uw-news-release/2007-June/000743.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#02High school olympiad coming to University of WaterlooThe mathematics faculty happily announced yesterday that Waterloo has been picked to host the International Olympiad of Informatics.
http://www.bulletin.uwaterloo.ca/2006/aug/29tu.html
http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/news/news.html#01