Caribou Math Club

What is the Caribou Math Club?

The Caribou Mathematics Competition is a worldwide online contest (created by Brock University) that is held six times throughout the school year. Each of these days, five contests are offered, one for each of the grade levels 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12.

The Caribou Cup is the series of all Caribou Contests in one year. Each student’s ranking in the Caribou Cup is determined by their performance in their best five of six contests through the school year.

The goals of The Caribou project are to:

  1. Provide challenging math activities for interested grade 3-12 students.
  2. Show that mathematical puzzles can be fun and that competing in math contests can be exciting and modern.

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It’s Not Too Late to Join Howard’s Caribou Club

Howard’s Caribou Math Club meets Thursday mornings at 8:30 am in the library. The Howard Caribou Math Club was created to promote math and provide a way for our students to participate in the online contests. Students attending meetings will get an opportunity to practice on a computer and share strategies with other club members. The Caribou Club is designed to encourage math in a fun and supportive way. Students can even participate without doing the contests. All previous contests are available for free online as practice tests.

Students interested in joining should speak with Mr. Tchapchet our teacher sponsor for the Caribou Math Club.

Caribou Contest Dates are as follows and take place in the Howard Library at 7:30 am


Wednesday November 13th, 2013

Wednesday January 15th, 2014

Wednesday February 12th, 2014

Wednesday April 2nd, 2014

Wednesday May 7th, 2014

 Is There a Cost To Participate?

Howard Home and School Association pays for all contest entry fees, so there is no additional cost per student.

Can Students Participate in Later Contests if they Missed the First Contest in October?

Of course they can, each contest is separate. However, a student missing a contest will also miss out on points they may have earned towards the Caribou Cup at the end of the year when prizes are awarded according to the total number of points obtained in their best five out of six contests in the whole school year.