Links and Resources

Scholarships 

Scholarships and bursaries from Engineers and Geoscientists BC are available, Math challengers students are often in contention if they apply please click on this link to find out more


Math Challengers teaching resources can be found on the Instructions for Competitors and MC's page.

Upon registration Coaches will be given access to proprietary questions from previous years.

Summer Math Camps and reading

1. PIMS Camps for students and teachers http://www.pims.math.ca/education
 
2. Math camp at Univiersity of Washington  in Seattle: http://www.simuw.net/ 
 
3. Story about a young Canadian mathematician, a mix of fiction and math problems: https://www.amazon.com/Math-Olympian-Richard-Hoshino/dp/1460258738/ (by a local author, Richard Hoshino)
 
4. Contest-style programming resources: https://projecteuler.net/http://codeforces.com/http://www.usaco.org/https://www.topcoder.com/
 
5. Resources for learning programming: codecademy, Khan Academy, edX, Coursera, Udacity, MIT OpenCourseWare, ...
 

Sample Questions Extracted from Math Challengers Competitions

Registered coaches will be sent a link to acrobat files of all previous contest questions. Sample questions are down loadable as pdf files from the two links below:

Registered schools will be given access to the Math Challengers Past Competitions Archives, which is a bank of materials that can be used for training your teams. The free resources at the MathCounts web site may be used as well. It includes practice materials for the American version of the competition. The only difference is that calculators are allowed only for the Co-op Stage in Math Challengers.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Teacher/Student Resources >

For career awareness initiatives in your area, please visit Engineers and Geoscientists BC branches page to find contact information for a branch in your area.

Online Mathematical Resources for Students

 

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Branch Popsicle Bridge Building Contests

As part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM); an annual celebration of engineering and geoscience across Canada, various Engineers and Geoscientists BC Branches organize and host popsicle bridge building competitions across the province of BC. The goal of these events are to promote the awareness of the engineering and geoscience professions, showcase career choices, and the many ways in which engineering and geoscience relate to our everyday life. Some great prizes are also available!

NEGM competitions and activities happen during March every year. For more information, please visit the following page with a listing of various events: NEGM Branch Events

Sea to Sky Br popsicle stick bridge contest  Capilano Mall April 27  
Poster


Popsicle stick bridge building competition

Hints

These are two videos :
Galloping Gertie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFzu6CNtqec&t=1s
Our contest, shows the rigs (old ones, not sure if you’re using them) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxAkaTm8T-M
 
sample real bridges: http://www.ilmutekniksipil.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/47.jpg You have local bridges you can use, Lions Gate, etc.
 
Website,as a reference: https://www.garrettsbridges.com/building/how-to-build-a-popsicle-stick-bridge/
 
Important points 
Make sure it fits the test rig, go over dimensions, show pictures of the rig/bridges in it, tell stories of great bridges untestable because they don’t fit
Read the rules, 100 stick maximum…count your sticks, white glue only
Basic building: triangle vs square, straight beams, symmetrical, compression and tension forces
Draw up plans, (blueprints), life size, write a stick count on the side – l,r sides (should be the same), top, bottom
How to glue, should be dry at least 7 days, clamp
 

Registration for the Calculus Challenge Exam, hosted by UBC and SFU, is now open.

The Calculus Challenge Exam is a 3-hour test for high school students who
have taken high school calculus. A student who passes the Challenge Exam is
entitled to claim credit for the first term of calculus at any of the six
participating institutions: SFU, TWU, UBC, UFV, UNBC, and UVic.

The option is low-risk and inexpensive (registration is $100). The exam may
be written at UBC, or at a sitting organized at your high school. More
information is available online at

   outreach.math.ubc.ca/calc_challenge.html/


Sponsors

Major Sponsors in BC

The Engineers and GeoScientists of BC formerly the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, The BC Association of Mathematics Teachers (BCAMT), BC Hydro, IBM Canada.

Generous support is also provided by Simon Fraser University, The University of British Columbia, BCIT, Vancouver Formosa Academy school, and various private engineering and technology firms.