CYM17 – Day 1

The Challenge is closed for 2017!

What is Netmath's Can You Math Challenge?

It is a unique opportunity to celebrate mathematics, review the concepts learned during the year, and experience a stimulating and engaging classroom experience.

When does the contest take place?

The contest begins on Monday, May 1st at 7 am and ends on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 3:59 pm.

Participants have 30 minutes to complete the competition during class hours, between 7:00 am and 3:59 pm.

As of March 20th, students have access to the CYM training camp on Netmath.

When will the results be available?

Results and winners will be announced during the week of May 15th.

How much does it cost to enter the contest?

The contest is completely free, so there is no registration fee.

How can I participate?

In Québec, the competition is open to students from primary grade 3 to secondary grade 4.

In Ontario, the competition is open to students in grades 3 to 10.

In Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick, the competition is open to students in grades 3-9.

The schools of the participants must be included in the list of educational institutions recognized by the Ministry of Education of their province.

Classes already subscribed to Netmath are automatically entered in the contest.

Classes or schools that do not subscribe to Netmath who wish to participate must register for the contest on the online form at It should be noted that only teachers can enroll their students.

What is the deadline to enter the contest?

The deadline for registration is May 5th, 2017 at 3:00 pm. However, we strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible in order to take advantage of the warm-up period.

Is it complicated to organize?

No! All activities are gathered in a section of the Netmath platform and the questions will be corrected automatically.

As a teacher, how much time would I spend if I decide to enroll my class?

If you are not subscribed to Netmath, you will only have to take a few minutes to register your class. You will have absolutely nothing to correct or prepare.

If your class already subscribes to Netmath, it is automatically entered in the contest.

What is the involvement of parents during the contest?

The only task for parents is to encourage and support their future math geniuses!

Can I participate using an iPad?

The contest is now available on iPad. Be sure to update your Netmath application before the contest. It can be downloaded here.

What are the minimum requirements to enter the contest?

On iPad, make sure to download the latest version. Flash Player 11.1 or later must be installed. For more information, simply contact us.

How will the winners be determined?

Students will earn points for each problem solved. The student and the class with the most points per level will be declared winner.

The winning school will be the school with the highest average score.

For more details, have a look the rules page.

What is the minimum and maximum number of students a teacher can enroll for each class?

There is no minimum number of students, but a class can not contain more than 45. Scoring of classes of 15 students or less is the cumulative total of points for students in the class. For classes of more than 15 students, the score will be calculated by multiplying by 15 the average points of all students in the class.

Who can I contact if there is a technical issue?

For any technical concern: use the Netmath technical support line at 1-888-528-8066.

Who can win?

One student per level, one class per level and one school for each of the following provinces: Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.

How is the score calculated during the contest?

A score of 1 to 8 is assigned to each problem, depending on the difficulty level of the problem. A student is entitled to as many attempts as he wishes in order to succeed in each of the problems. However, with each retry, the number of points to be won is reduced by one point, to a minimum of 1 point per problem. The student can skip a problem and then come back if necessary.

Each level includes a bonus question that is worth 15 or 20 points. A maximum of 250 points can be accumulated in each level.