Competition Pamphlet

Thank you to all those who signed up and participated, as well as the volunteers who helped made this event possible! Thank you Safeway and Guildford Town Centre for your generous donations!

General Information

  • Circles involved: ALL Circles—Western, Eastern, Southern
  • Competition Date: Friday, February 12th, 2016
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 @ 11:59pm
  • Competition Time: 4:15pm-7:30pm
  • Venue: Fleetwood Park Secondary School Plaza (first floor) and second floor common area (7940 156 St, Surrey)
  • Head Sponsor Teacher: Ms. Stusiak
  • Cost: FREE (free snacks will be served)
  • Number of teams allowed per school: 3 Juniors + 3 Seniors
  • Theme of competition: Valentine's Day
  • Mathematics Involved: Kahoot, Are You Smarter Than a 12th Grader?, and a special Valentine's Day round
  • Grade Divisions: Everyone will participate in Kahoot together, and then Juniors (Gr. 10 and below) Seniors (Gr. 11-12) will participate in the same games but at separate times, and separate prizes will be awarded to the top Juniors and Seniors teams.

Competition Schedule



Arrival By 4:15pm
Briefing 4:15-4:30pm
Game #1: Kahoot 4:30-5:00pm
Game #2 (12th Grader for Juniors, Valentine's Day for Seniors) 5:00-6:00pm
Game #3 (Valentine's Day for Juniors, 12th Grader for Seniors) 6:00-7:00pm
Snacks 7:00-7:15pm
Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks 7:15-7:30pm
Dismissal 7:30pm

Games Descriptions

Game #1: Kahoot (30 minutes): There will be 25 questions on Kahoot. The teams will receive points based on how many points they get right out of 25, plus points for a ranking system involving the teams with the highest scores (eg. highest score gets 10 points added, second highest gets 9, then 8, so on…)
This will count for 20% of the final score.

Game #2: Valentine’s Day Special: IT'S A MYSTERY!
This will count for 40% of the final score.

Game #3: Are You Smarter than a 12th Grader? (60 minutes): There will be 10 questions ranging from Grade 8 to 12, two questions per grade. A question is worth the Grade level that it is in (So a Grade 8 question is worth 8 points). One person in the team will be sent as the leader to answer the questions. The other members stay in the back, and will also be attempting the questions, but they are not allowed to work together. The final answer is determined by the leader. There is an overall time limit of 45 minutes with no limits per question, so teams should use their time wisely and not spend too much time on a particular question.

When the leader struggles on a question in the given time, they can choose from 2 cheats:

  • Peek: Look at the work and answer from another team member.
  • Copy: Copy the answer from another team member - that will be the final answer.

When a question is given the wrong answer, they can choose from 2 life-saver cheats:

  • Save: If any other team member has the right answer, that is the answer that counts.
  • Switch: The team will not receive the points for the question, and is forced to switch the team leader.

Each cheat may be used once. When all life-saver cheats are used, the team will be eliminated right after the next wrong answer.

If the team finishes all the questions up to Grade 12 or drops out when not in the middle of a question, they will be awarded 10 points. After a team drops out/is eliminated, they can attempt a bonus question worth 15 points (no stakes involved). The team may work on this question together, but only one answer attempt is allowed and no cheats will be given, even if the team still has cheats left.

This will count for 40% of the final score.


Ms. Stusiak will sign any CAS logs and volunteer logs, among other official reference materials.

Other Information

Food and Refreshments: Drinks, chips, and other snacks will be provided free of charge by the VMO staff.

Prizes and awards:

  • 3D printed medallions for each member of the first place teams(1 Junior, 1 Senior); 6 certificates (3 seniors, 3 juniors)
  • Individual prizes for each member of the top three Junior and top three Senior teams, as well as a special prize for the top score in Kahoot AND a prize draw for Guildford Town Centre gift cards!