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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 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.


Traditional schools and Individuals/Home Schools around the world may write the FGH contests starting on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

If you plan to write the FGH Contests between April 8 and April 13, inclusive, please register your students before March 18, 2021 to allow enough time to get physical contest materials to you. If you plan to write the FGH Contests on the official contest date (April 14 in North and South America and April 15 outside North and South America), you have until March 26, 2021, to register.


  • 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

More Details for 2021

  • The FGH Contests are paper-based contests. Paper contest materials will be mailed. These contests are not written online.
  • Students can register through their school or as an Individual/Home School.
  • Students registered through their school can write at their school with a cohort of students or can write at their home under the supervision of an adult (referred to as a Contest Supervisor).
  • Completed contest materials are to be returned to the CEMC for marking. We strongly recommend that the materials be returned by courier to ensure that your contests arrive soon enough for results to be included in the Final Results. The cost of returning the contest for marking is your responsibility. Contests cannot be returned electronically.

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