On May 12th, all of our Middle School students and one Junior School student were given the opportunity to participate in the University of Waterloo’s Gauss Mathematics contest. This is a one-hour long multiple choice contest that provides students a chance to strengthen their problem solving skills by engaging with problems that cover the scope of the curriculum and beyond.
This year, the Gauss was offered online for the first time so that it would be accessible to students around the world who are currently engaged in a remote-learning environment. Although there were a few issues with technology at the start when everyone accessed the online platform at the same time, our CDS students persevered and successfully took part in this annual enrichment experience.
Certificates of Distinction are awarded to the students who achieve in the top 25% of participants at CDS.
On the Grade 8 Gauss, the average score was 77.0 out of 150. The following students earned a Certificate of Distinction:
Noelle Endras (93)
Rhys Burge and Zhi Wei Zhang (94)
Eden Davis and Ella Huang (96)
Jessica Jackson (101)
Alessia Malfara (107)
Miranda Hong (108)
Vinci Wang (109)
Ilaria Di Battista (111)
Diviya Amarnath and Jack Brown (122)
Frank Fu (123)
Myah Patel (126)
Jason Liang (127)
Olivia Budweth (132)
Also earning a Certificate of Distinction and the honour of achieving the highest score of 142 out of 150 on the Grade 8 contest is: Patrick Bian.
On the Grade 7 Gauss, the average score was 80.8 out of 150. The following students earned a Certificate of Distinction:
Nikolai Abramov and Darius Zandi (95)
Arden Estabrooks (96)
Deven Amarnath (97)
Lisa Wang (98)
Claire Thorne (102)
Domenic Riera (103)
Audrey Jiang (105)
Brooke Powell (113)
Jerry Lin and Meghan Weinroth (114)
Jovin Chaudhry (116)
Lucas Colozza (118)
Dylan Matsui (grade 6, score of 124)
Tedrick Lu (126)
Also earning a Certificate of Distinction and the honour of achieving the highest score of 136 out of 150 on the Grade 7 contest is: Kaitlyn Zhang.
To all of those who participated, if your score was not mentioned above, please reach out to Mr. Sherman or Mrs. Edwards if you would like to know your result. To the Grade 8s, we hope to see you continue to take part in the Waterloo Math Contests when you move onto the Senior School next year. Finally, a sincere thank you goes out to Ms. Taylor, Mr. Milonas, Mr. Zero, Ms. Leacock, Mr. Garbe, Ms. Tsiolis, Mme. Marshall, and Mr. Sherman for giving up an hour of their first period class to help administer and supervise the contest.