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Tournament of Towns contest, Montreal


The International Mathematics Competition called Tournament of Towns is a worldwide problem solving contest initiated in Russia in late 1970’s. Any town or city can take part in it. Nowadays, participants are from over 120 cities from more than 25 countries.

The main goal of this tournament is to provide an opportunity for a large number of students to participate in a competition with worldwide standards. Some problems can be very challenging, yet they require creative use of simple tools rather than advanced mathematical knowledge.

The Tournament is held each year in two rounds - Spring and Fall. Students and their towns can take part in either round or both. Each round has two levels - O-Level (training - junior) and A-Level (main - senior).

Usually, students from grade 7-10 participate in O-level (Junior), while students from grade 11-12 participate in A-level, Senior level. Students from Quebec colleges can only participate in Senior level.

Except for college student, other students have the right of choosing the level in which they participate – thus students from grades 11-12 can participate in O-level. The scoring of the problems takes into account the student’s grade and the level in which he/she participate.

The contest is written individually, but there is both an individual and a team result. At individual level, the score is calculated out of the highest marks to three problems from either of the rounds. The town’s score for the contest is calculated out of the best individual scores.

For more information, and problems from previous editions, please visit the contest’s site at University of Toronto: http://www.math.toronto.edu/oz/turgor/index.php

If you have questions, please contact the organizers at montrealmathclub@gmail.com

 

 

 

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