# North American most influential challenge on campus

### Hosted by Canadian Mathematical Society-one of the world's leading authorities in math

### Over 160,000 participants from more than 29 countries each year

### 7 different levels suitable for students from Grade 1 to Grade 12

### Outstanding students are invited to more advanced science programs

### Duration：October, 2023 - May, 2024(Online)

# Introduction

Caribou Contests is a global online math challenge sponsored by the famous Canadian mathematics professor Thomas Wolf and officially supported by the Canadian Mathematical Society. The challenge does not focus on “difficult” questions, but rather stimulates students' interest in mathematics through the “interactive” novel and interesting questions, and improves students' problem-solving skills. Since its inception, the Caribou Contest has quickly become popular in 29 countries around the world. Every year, 160,000 candidates in grades 1-12 compete on the same stage, ranking globally. Another feature of the Caribou Contest is that it is a point game. It provides 6 monthly exams in May of the coming year of October, and selects 5 best scores for rankings. It is an extension of the school math interest community activities and mathematics extracurricular activities. Learning provides a good platform.

# Program Highlight

Different from traditional mathematical thinking challenge activities, caribou contest integrates mathematical problems into life through "interactive" novel and interesting problems, stimulate students' interest in mathematics, and improve students' problem-solving ability.Caribou games are definitely the most important part of the caribou contest. There are one or two interactive games for each round of questions at each level.Students enjoy the fun of math in games, feel the charm of math, practice and master math knowledge in entertainment.

#### Variety of games

Caribou platform covers more than 23 interactive games, with more than 11.4 million paying users. Among them, the most popular basic algorithm game Turtle Walk for grade 2-12 different programming levels, upgraded sudoku, game theory classic model Nim game and comprehensive board game Chomp, IChomp and Hackenbush, Chess, classic puzzle solving, puzzle games, etc

#### Provide important tips, optimal solutions and theoretical support for games, which can be used as a good course resource

For example, interactive Geometry course game (Geome Tree) covers all important geometry knowledge in high schools. There are more than 50 work sheets, which can be used as a geometry learning resource library and teaching resource package. Students can comprehensively review and master geometry knowledge through participating in the game. Another example is Induction, which is a learning tool for deducing proof questions. It contains the steps to prove more than 40 important theorems, and it is very intelligent to judge whether the steps we prove meet the standards.

#### Good extension

From simple second-grade entry level all the way up to very sophisticated adult level game content. From the classic game (Nim's game) at the beginning to the advanced Chomp game and then to Hackenbush, it belongs to the game with machine. From simple to difficult, the author uses AlphaGo's man-machine confrontation theory for reference. Many of the games are exclusively for Caribou, including updated Sudoku, slider games, Hackenbush, and more, while working on new games every year.

# Interactive subject

### | Game Examples

Calcrostic is exclusive to Caribou and is an upgraded version of Sudoku. The word "Calcrostic" is a creative combination of calculation and acrostic and can be understood as the art of calculation. Calcrostic took an innovative approach to sudoku, using letters instead of numbers, to figure out what numbers each letter represented based on the conditions of the equations in the title. The game level from the simple into difficult, such as 3*3 only horizontal and vertical line of the topic, relatively simple. But to complete the higher-level Calcrostic, you need to use a variety of algebraic basics such as equality and inequality, full division, and logical distinctions. In addition to providing the answers to the questions, the author also provides the optimal solution and detailed ideas for each question.

Game Trial Link：https://cariboutests.com/games/calcrostic.php

Chomp is a turn-based mathematical strategy game. This game is a two-player game, you can choose to play against friends, or against the computer. Each player takes turns taking candy from the board. When a candy is selected, the candy below and to the right of it is removed. The player who takes the last candy in the upper left corner loses.

Game Trial Link：https://cariboutests.com/games/chomp.phpSliding blocks is a very ancient Chinese board game - "Huarong Road". It comes from the story of Cao Cao and Guan Yu meeting in Huarong Road. The yellow slider in the game is "Cao Cao", we need to move the blue slider, and finally make the yellow slider move to the exit, so that "Cao Cao" successfully escape. Gameplay is also tricky, with the final title requiring around 150 moves to win.

Game Trial Link：https://cariboutests.com/games/sliding_Blocks.phpTurtle Walk is a game where a Turtle can climb into a pond by using a certain number of "move forward," "turn left," and "turn right" modules provided by the title. The problems also range from easy to difficult, with younger students learning from simple instructions and older students developing optimal algorithmic thinking by limiting the number of programming blocks.

Game Trial Link：https://cariboutests.com/games/turtle_walk.php

Tangram originated from China's "Tangram" game and was innovated, which is very suitable for children at a younger age. Exercise children's graphics and color recognition ability, is a very popular children's favorite classic game.

Game Trial Link：https://cariboutests.com/games/tangram.php

More interactive games：https://cariboutests.com/games/

### |Special Package

For the new school year, ASDAN and the International Committee of Caribou Contest have teamed up to introduce great value, discounted reality exam packages

### 1. 【42+ sets of all level answers and detailed analysis】

6 Rounds in 2020-2021 year、6 Rounds in 2021-2022 year，a total of 42+ sets of full-level old questions in both Chinese and English. There are also all the exam paper packs from 2009 to 2022.

### 2. 【Game Pack】

Unlimited access to 24 different games is included, and the games are constantly being updated

Click the link to buy：https://jinshuju.net/f/RYi7BL

More interactive games：https://cariboutests.com/games/

### | Other Game Examples

# Rules

##### Language

English / Chinese / French（Choose a language）

##### Difficulty

There are seven levels:

- A:Grade 1
- B:Grade 2
- C:Grade 3-4
- D:Grade 5–6
- E:Grade 7–8
- F:Grade 9–10
- G:Grade 11–12

Note: Students can choose to challenge the level test above their grade level and do not allow students to choose a level below their grade level.

##### Date

Round 1: Oct. 18, 2023（Wednesday）

Round 2: Nov. 15, 2023（Wednesday）

Round 3: Jan. 17, 2024（Wednesday）

Round 4: Feb. 14, 2024（Wednesday）

Round 5: Apr. 3, 2024（Wednesday）

Round 6: May. 1, 2024（Wednesday）

A total of 6 rounds, 50 minutes per round, of which 5 rounds of best scores add up to the final Caribou Cup final score.

##### Location

• Online(with a computer)

##### Form

Participate in school computer room/online at home (computer required)

##### Scoring System

**A :**

A total of 9 questions, 1-3 questions, 3 points; 4-6 questions,4 points; 7-9 questions, 5 points

**B :**

A total of 9 questions, 1-3 questions, 3 points; 4-6 questions,4 points; 7-9 questions, 5 points

**C :**

A total of 12 questions, 1-4 questions, 3 points; 5-8 questions,4 points; 9-12 questions, 5 points

**D:**

A total of 15 questions, 1-5 questions each question 3 points, 6-10 questions each question 4 points, 11-15 questions each question 5 points

**E:**

A total of 15 questions, 1-5 questions each question 3 points, 6-10 questions each question 4 points, 11-15 questions each question 5 points

**F:**

A total of 15 questions, 1-5 questions each question 3 points, 6-10 questions each question 4 points, 11-15 questions each question 5 points

**G:**

A total of 12 questions, 1-4 questions each question 3 points, 5-8 questions each question 4 points, 9-12 questions each question 5 points

(Note: Subject to actual exam.)

##### Awards

Global awards

- Certificate with global ranking percentage
- Students will be able to understand the global, China, province, and school rankings for each round of exams after the exam. The sample certificate is as follows:

# Registration

### Fee

Includes exam, e-certificate fee, proctor fee (ASDAN doesn't provide any trainings)

### Deadline

Round 4: Feb. 8, 2024

Round 5: Mar. 29, 2024 Round 6: Apr. 26, 2024

### Academic training materials

Provide sample questions for practice, and the real questions need to be purchased online.

### sample question

sample question >

For more questions：https://cariboutests.com/test/view_solutions.php

# Exam Centers

# FAQ

If, for some reason, the student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please contact us. If you apply before the registration deadline, 25% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials and service fees. If you apply after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.