April 10, 2018

Erindale students rank first in the University of Waterloo Math Contests

Erindale Secondary School students, Josiah Kim and Freeman Cheng placed first in all of Peel Region in the University of Waterloo's Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) math contests.

Grade 9 pre-International Baccalaureate (IB) student, Josiah placed first in all of Peel Region on the Pascal Contest and 7th overall in Ontario. Apart from his love for math, Josiah also plays the piano, enjoys archery and is active in cadets. He will write the Fryer Waterloo Math contest on April 12.  

Freeman, a grade 10 IB student, earned the top score in all of Peel Region on the Cayley Contest and placed 2nd overall in Ontario. Freeman competes in math contests both in and outside of school. He recently placed 5th in the GTA on the Tournament of Towns, a Russian Math contest based out of Moscow. He also qualified to write the prestigious American Invitational Math Exam, an intermediate examination for students who place in the top 2.5 percentile in all of North America. Freeman is one of 80 students from across Ontario who is invited to attend the prestigious Lloyd Auckland Invitational Mathematics Workshop at the University of Waterloo in May. At the workshop, students are provided with an in-depth study in mathematics and problem-solving, and given the opportunity to meet like-minded students, work with the university's math department and meet the faculty. ​

The University of Waterloo's CEMC holds this province-wide series of math contests each year. The internationally recognized contests "help to inspire the next generation of students to develop an interest for mathematics and computer science." 

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