Preparing for Euclid 2023

Join The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing at the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo for a series of four 90-minute sessions to help you prepare to succeed in the Euclid Contest. 

These sessions are aimed at students of grades 11 – 12 from all over the world who are interested in participating Euclid 2023 math contest scheduled to be held in April 2023 with a focus on problem-solving strategies and questions related to this content.  We will have fun solving problems together and discussing possible approaches while providing recommendations for problems for you to work on after the sessions. Members of the Math Admissions team will be in attendance to answer your questions about scholarships and admissions. 

These sessions are based on the eight modules given in the Preparation Materials for the CSMC and Euclid Contest including:

 

Session Details

Rest of the World

Professor Shane Bauman

North America

Professor Comfort Mintah

Session 1:
  • Exponents and Logarithms
  • Trigonometry

Thursday, February 2, 2023
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EST*

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Thursday, February 2, 2023
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST*

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Session 2:
  • Functions, Equations and Polynomials
  • Analytical Geometry

Thursday, February 16, 2023
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EST*

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Thursday, February 16, 2023
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST*

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Session 3:
  • Sequences and Series
  • Euclidean Geometry

Thursday, March 2, 2023
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EST*

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Thursday, March 2, 2023
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST*

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Session 4: 
  • Counting and Probability
  • Properties of Numbers

Thursday, March 16, 2023
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EST*

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Thursday, March 16, 2023
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST*

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*Find session time in your city here

If you have any issues with registration or further questions about the sessions, email our admissions team for help at mathinfo@uwaterloo.ca

Session Hosts

Shane Bauman headshotProfessor Shane Bauman:

Shane Bauman is a mathematics professor at the University of Waterloo and is a part of the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC). One of his favourite activities to do with students is problem-solving.  His favourite course to teach at the University of Waterloo is a course in reading, writing and discovering proofs. 

In addition to teaching courses at the university, he runs problem-solving workshops with students and participates in the creation of mathematics contests which are written by more than 200 000 students all over the world.  In the past few years, he has had the opportunity to run problem-solving workshops in Canada, China, India, Malaysia and Singapore. 

Professor Bauman holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University.  He then returned to Waterloo to complete a graduate degree in Combinatorics.

Comfort Mintah headshotProfessor Comfort Mintah:

Dr. Comfort Mintah is currently a lecturer with the Centre of Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC)at the University of Waterloo, Canada, co-director of the Auckland workshop, and is also co-director of Helping Teacher Teach Mathematics Conference "HTTMC" targeted to Pan African Teachers.  Comfort is also involved in Girls in Mathematical Science programs (GMSP) and the Masters of  Mathematical Science for Teachers  Program at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences  (AIMS), Ghana.

She holds the distinction of being the first female who graduated from the University of Ghana with a specialty in Mathematical Physics after 65 years and is one of the first Ghanaian females to be working in the field of quantum computing.

Comfort holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Guelph, Canada, an MSc in Mathematical Sciences from the African Institute for MathematicalSciences(AIMS), and an MSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Guelph, Canada. Comfort obtained her BSc at the University of Ghana and graduated with a single major in Mathematics.