UFV Monthly Math Contest Problems

Information taken from the Math and Statistics website.

Ongoing Math Contest Problems

February 2013 (solutions due by March 8)

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Previous Math Contest Problems

Winter 2013

January 2013

Winner: Cameron Grant
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Fall 2012

November 2012

No correct solutions were received
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October 2012

No correct solutions were received
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September 2012

No correct solutions were received
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Winter 2012

March 2012

No correct solutions were received
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Problem designer and referee: Ian Affleck

February 2012

Winner: Jordan Austin
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Problem designer and referee: Erik Talvila

January 2012

Winner: Emily Scoular
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Problem designer and referee: Ali Fotouhi

Fall 2011

November 2011

No correct solutions were received
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Problem contributor & referee: Ian Affleck

October 2011

No correct solutions were received
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Problem designer and referee: Ali Fotouhi

Winter 2011

March/April 2011 Derivative Problem

Winners: Matthew Wiersma and Jordan Austin (UFV students)
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Problem contributor and referee: Ian Affleck

March/April 2011 Chessboard Problem

Winners: Matthew Wiersma and Jordan Austin (UFV students)
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Problem designer and referee: Ian Affleck

January 2011 

Winner: Ken VanderLinde (UFV student)
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Problem designers: Ian Affleck, Robin Endelman, and Anna Kuczynska
Referee: Ian Affleck

Fall 2010

October 2010 

Winner: Alex Palameta (UFV student)
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Problem contributor & referee: Ian Affleck

September 2010 

Winner: SoMi Ahn (Grade 11 student, Abbotsford Christian Secondary School)
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Problem contributor & referee: Ian Affleck
Problem Source: The Wohascum County Problem Book, by George T. Gilbert, Mark I. Krusemeyer, and Loren C. Larson, published in 1993 by the MAA.

Winter 2010

April 2010

Winner: Maria Kerkhoff
Also solved by: JiSup Kim
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Problem contributor & referee: Robin Endelman

March 2010 

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Problem contributor & referee: Erik Talvila

January 2010 

No correct solutions yet – this problem remains open
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Problem contributor & referee: Ian Affleck (Send solutions to ian.affleck@ufv.ca)

Fall 2009

November 2009

No correct solutions were received
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Problem contributor & referee: Erik Talvila

October 2009 

No correct solutions were received
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Problem contributor & referee: Erik Talvila

September 2009 

No correct solutions were received
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Click here to view solution (by Erik Talvila)
Problem contributor & referee: Erik Talvila

Winter 2009

March 2009

No correct solutions were received
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Click here to view solution (by Erik Talvila)
Problem contributor & referee: Erik Talvila

February 2009 

No correct solutions were received
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Problem contributor & referee: Ian Affleck
Prize ($20) donated by Erik Talvila

January 2009 

Winner: Jacobus van Nieuwkoop
Correct solutions were also received from Ryan Berg & Avrom Malks
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Problem contributor & referee: Erik Talvila
Prize ($25 gift certificate) donated by UFV Bookstore

Fall 2008

November 2008 

Winner: TBA
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Problem contributor & referee: David Chu
Prize ($25 gift certificate) donated by UFV Bookstore

September 2008 

Winner: Kevin Au
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Problem contributor & referee: Erik Talvila
Prize ($20) donated by Susan Milner

Winter 2008

March 2008 

Winners: Koos van Nieuwkoop and Ryan Clary
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Problem contributor & referee: Erik Talvila
Prize ($20) donated by Susan Milner

February 2008

Winners: Liam Huber and Koos van Nieuwkoop
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Click here to view solution by David Chu
Problem contributor & referee: David Chu
Prize ($20) donated by David Chu

January 2008 

Winner: Liam Huber
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Click here to view solution by Erik Talvila
Problem contributor & referee: Erik Talvila
Prize ($20) donated by Erik Talvila

Fall 2007

November 2007 

Winner: Maria Kerkhoff
A correct solution was also received from Ted Cui
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Problem contributor & referee: Erik Talvila
Prize ($20) donated by Erik Talvila

October 2007 

No correct solutions were received
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Problem contributor & referee: Robin Endelman
Prize ($20) donated by Ali Fotouhi

Winter 2007

March 2007 

Winner: Ryan Poole
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Problem contributor & referee: Robin Endelman
Prize ($20) donated by Gillian Mimmack

February 2007 

No correct solutions were received
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Problem contributor & referee: Erik Talvila

Fall 2006

October 2006 

Winner: Daniel Mori
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Click here to view solution by Erik Talvila
Problem contributor & referee: Erik Talvila
Prize ($20) donated by Ali Fotouhi

September 2006 

Winner: Ryan Clary and Thanh Nguyen
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Problem contributor & referee: Ian Affleck
Prize ($20) donated by Jane Cannon

Winter 2006

February 2006 

Winner: Judy Kuczynska
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Problem contributor & referee: David Chu
Prize ($20) donated by David Chu

January 2006 

Winner: Daniel Mori
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Problem contributor & referee: Ian Affleck
Prize ($20) donated by Ian Affleck

Fall 2005

November 2005 

Winner: Keith Heywood
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Problem contributor & referee: Erik Talvila
Prize ($20) donated by Ali Fotouhi

September 2005 

No correct solutions were received
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Winter 2005

March 2005 

Winner: Daniel Mori
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Prize ($20) donated by Gillian Mimmack

January 2005 

No correct solutions were received
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