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Fryer, Galois and Hypatia Mathematics Contests

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The Fryer, Galois and Hypatia (FGH) Math Contests are an opportunity for students to write a full-solution contest. They are a fun way to develop mathematical problem solving skills through a written mathematical activity.


Students in Grade 9 or below are eligible to write the Fryer Contest.
Students in Grade 10 or below are eligible to write the Galois Contest.
Students in Grade 11 or below are eligible to write the Hypatia Contest.


Written in April. See details for current year.


  • 4 questions; some answer only and some full solution
  • marks for full solution questions assigned for form and style of presentation
  • 75 minutes
  • 40 total marks
  • some calculators permitted
The contest is written by individuals in schools. More information for the supervising teachers is available.

Mathematical Content

Questions are based on curriculum common to all Canadian provinces. Rather than testing content, most of the contest problems test logical thinking and mathematical problem solving.

Contest Registration Information

Register for contests through our website by the deadline. View fees.

Schools that have not registered for previous contests are encouraged to participate, and can start by filling out a New School Application form.

Contest Preparation

We recommend that students spend some time preparing for our contests by trying to solve problems. Many teachers use past contests in the classroom.

Results and Recognition

The results booklet and averages and cutoffs are online.
Teachers can access their students' results and generate certificates.

We recognize top-performing students and schools.