Our 2018 WMO Team members told us how they felt before competing about representing Canada in the WMO Global Finals in Stanford University, California on August 11, 2018.
Caroline C. - Level 2 - Bronze Medalist from Markham, Ontario
“I’m 12 years old and in grade 6. I have been taking Spirit of Math’s after-school classes since grade 3 and they are challenging and fun.
I went to the World Mathematical Olympiad last year in Beijing, China, which was not my choice, but my mom’s😜. In the end, it turned out to be so much fun to compete with my team and I got a great experience!!! We worked together to build a bridge with about 15 wooden sticks and we were all thrilled when we finished building it to reach the top length and height requirements for full points. We also did a bunch of mini-games like an escape room, laser maze, and a math relay.
Bronze Medalist from Markham, Ontario.
However, the individual test was really challenging, and I learned that with more practice and focus, I could have done better. I’m glad to have the chance to attend again this year at Stanford this summer. I hope that Canada will be proud of me and 🍁Team Canada🍁!
The preparatory training this year consists of solving booklets of questions and drills (not very fun, but necessary☹) and team building activities (very fun😃). The questions are 📄questions📄, and the team activities include a variety of fun exercises, like building a spaghetti tower, to unite us to work as a team to reach the goal. It is very educational, and I feel like I learned a lot within 9 days.
Go 🍁Team Canada 2018🍁 Go!"