Math Competition Preparation

Did you know studies have shown significant benefits for students who actively participate in educational competitions?

  • Strengthening Academic Self-Concept
  • Facilitating Growth Mindsets
  • Building Mental Toughness
  • Developing Agency
  • Improving Risk Analysis
  • Enhancing Beneficial Peer Comparisons

Our Preparation Courses

We will prepare students and facilitate entry into the following contests:

Our Method

At Aspire, we offer students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the formal testing environment through participation in various math contests and competitions. By having the opportunity to experience working under timed examination conditions, your child will build confidence. When the real time comes for those all-important examinations, your child will enter the examination hall with the assurance that comes from prior experience.

Contests and subsequent feedback offer the chance to practice and to build examination skills. The lack of these examination skills often causes even the most able students to lose marks: being able to read and understand the questions properly; to plan out answers; to show working; avoiding omissions; proofreading and double-checking through answers.

About The Competitions


The Caribou Mathematics Competition is a world wide online contest that is held six times throughout the school year. Each of these days, six contests are offered, one for each of the grade levels 2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12.  Each student’s ranking in the Caribou Cup is determined by their performance in their best 5 of 6 contests through the school year.


UNESCO declared that learning mathematics through problem resolution activities was the most efficient way for a person to develop lasting mathematical skills and one of the best ways to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future. With this in mind, the Mathematica Contest was created. They have designed a contest that will challenge and promote the problem solving skills of all students. 


These contests are designed to inspire the next generation of students to develop an interest in and love for mathematics and computer science. Early questions require only concepts found in the curriculum common to all provinces. The last few questions are designed to test ingenuity and insight. Rather than testing content, most of the contest problems test logical thinking and mathematical problem solving.


The Vancouver Writers Fest’s annual youth writing contest is open to all students enrolled in grades 8-12 in British Columbia. Contestants can submit either fiction or non-fiction short stories.  A jury of writers judges the entries each year, awarding both cash prizes and publication.  Many winners have subsequently had their works published—either by a publisher or in major literary journals.

Academic attainment is increasingly measured in a formal examination setting. Many students will find the experience nerve-wracking; at its worst, examination anxiety may even result in underperformance.

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