Good News!Darius won a Bronze Award in COMC




Darius's Experience

1.Do you think you are good at math? How is your usual math score in class?

I can't say I'm good at mathmy math is just above the average in class. But because the math curriculum in American high school is easier than Chinese, the foundation laid in middle school is still very useful. So, we generally do good in math.

2.How did you feel during the competition?

In the competition, I was not really nervous, probably because I had this competition in my own school.

3.Which aspect of knowledge and ability do you think to be focused on in this competition?

The content of the examination paper was not as much as I thought but it was very difficult. It investigates students' adaptability to the test questions and their close logical thinking.

4.What did you do when encounter the difficulties?

When I had the difficulties, I listed the conditions one by one and tried to find the connection. At the same time, I will carefully recall similar examples and find some solutions.

5.What was your most impressive subject?

The first one! Unexpectedly, I was confused by the first question. At that time, I was too nervous to think that I could not work out any questions. But I immediately adjusted my mind and continued to answer next questions. The result is quite satisfied.

6.What was your first reaction when you heard the news of the award?

When I heard the news of the award, I was surprised. The first reaction was whether the teacher had made a mistake. After confirming, I was still very happy, did not expect to have such a good ranking. After all, I am not the best person in mathematics. Even when I saw the certificate, I still feel incredible.

7.Can you share your experience in learning math?

To learn mathematics, we should not only do more exercises, but also understand the knowledge.



Know more about COMC

Why were we so surprised when we heard the news?

Due to the gold content. Let us know more details about The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge!


The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) is Canada's premier national mathematics competition that is open to any student who has interest in high school mathematics. The purpose of the COMC is to encourage students to explore, discover, and learn more about mathematics and solving problems. It was hosted by the Canadian Mathematical Society - one of the world's leading authorities in math.

Language: English

Date of Contest:November 10th ,2019, Saturday 10:00 am-12:30 pm (2 hrs 30 mins)

Competition content:Four introductory questions worth 4 marks each;Four more challenging questions worth 6 marks each;Four long-form proof problems worth 10 marks each. There are 80 marks overall.

Exam locations: Exam Centers across China. In Eastern China, there are seven exam centers and Shanghai North America School is proud of being one of them.


Sample Problems

Congratulations again to Darius He! Undoubtedly, this competition is a great benefit to students who want to apply for majors in science and mathematics. It can help to know the latest academic trends and increase the soft power when applying for foreign schools. The deadlines of many more competitions are coming. We hope that more students will sign up and tap their potential

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