2015 AMD Mathletics Competition

Saturday, November 14

The 2015 AMD Mathletics competition was held on November 14, 2015 at Sir William Mulock Secondary School in Newmarket. It was a fast-paced and fun competition covering various topics in the applied Math and Engineering. Participants included 120 primary school students from York Region. AMD Mathletics was presented by volunteers from the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) York Chapter with the goal of igniting a passion in the application of mathematic skills through solving everyday engineering problems. MPP Julia Munro and Newmarket Mayor Tony Van Bynen attended the event. Top 3 students in each division received educational prizes. The AMD Challenge Round also awarded many prizes including two laptops powered by AMD APUs.

2015 AMD Mathletics Competition


2015 AMD Mathletics Winners


2015 AMD Mathletics Top 20 Rankings
Junior Level Senior Level
Rank Name School Rank Name School
1 Jayden Wong Donald Cousens PS 1 Elijah Liu Silver Stream PS
2 Olivia Chan Glen Shields PS 2 Sudarshan Seshadri Town Centre Montessori
3 Hudson Sheng Richmond Rose PS 2 Raymond Zhang Glen Shields PS
4 Changkai Su Richmond Rose PS 4 Ronit Kumar Buttonville PS
5 Raffaele Dengler Richmond Rose PS 4 Angus Wu Silver Pines PS
6 Rohan Kumar Randall PS 6 Boris Lam William Berczy PS
7 Matthew Doan Glen Shields PS 6 Dustin Siu William Berczy PS
7 Daria Novikova Windham Ridge PS 6 Moses Xu William Berczy PS
7 Annika Yang Richmond Rose PS 9 Jessica Gao Silver Stream PS
7 Edmund Yong Silver Stream PS 9 Ethan McGillis Windham Ridge PS
11 Zanir Khot Windham Ridge PS 9 Kevin Qiao Silver Stream PS
12 Vanessa Chen Sam Chapman PS 12 Valerie Fernandes Beverly Acres
12 Riley McGillis Windham Ridge PS 13 Marissa Hughsam William Berczy PS
12 Brendan Tam Donald Cousens PS 13 Ken Jiang  
15 Kiarash Lotfalizadeh Pleasantville PS 13 Heung Wing Pin Richmond Rose PS
15 Nakul Patel Wendat Village PS 13 Kevin Qu Rogers PS
15 Sabrina Wang Glen Shields PS 13 Mark Zhu Silver Stream PS
18 Zayd Bala Trillium Woods PS 18 Sinead Azam Windham Ridge PS
18 Brandon Chang William Berczy PS 18 Arjun Bhatia Legacy PS
18 ZhaoTian Huang Michael Cranny ES 18 Brianna Wang Anne Frank PS
18 Sarina Sumar Lester B Pearson PS 18 Keane Chang William Berczy PS
18 Vova Zhuk Pleasantville PS 18 Felix Du Donald Cousens PS
- - - 18 Sibi Krishnan Trillium Woods PS
- - - 18 Richard Zhang Glen Shields PS


What is the AMD Mathletics competition?

AMD Mathletics is a competition designed to create a passion in the application of mathematics in solving day-to-day scientific and engineering problems. Students will be challenged to be active and creative in the use of mathematics. Different facets of mathematics will be introduced and tested. An electronics audience response system (clicker) will be used for participant to answer a series of questions in both numeric and multiple choices format. Questions will be projected on a screen and the participants will respond using the remote/clickers. Results and answers will also be displayed on a large screen. More details can be found in the Rules and Scoring section below.

During the Mathletics competition, there will also be an AMD Challenge (automatically enrolled) where participant can win additional prizes.

When is the competition?

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Junior competition: 10:00AM - 1PM (registration starts at 9:30 am)

Senior competition: 2:30PM - 5:30PM (registration starts at 2:00 pm)

Where is the competition?

Sir William Mulock Secondary School
705 Columbus Way, Newmarket, Ontario L3X 2M7
(West of Yonge St. and South of Mulock Dr.)

Audience: AMD Mathletics 2015 will be conducted in the auditorium. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the students in action, however; no video or photos are allowed during the presentation of the questions.

Who can participate in the competition?

This event is open to all full-time York Region students on a first come first served basis. Students in nearby region cannot participate. Individuals only, this is not a team event.

Registration must be done online ONLY. No registration is allowed at the event. Please bring the online confirmation ticket to the competition.

Registration fee is $15.00 per participant
Registration starts on Saturday Oct 17, 2015 at 8AM ET.
Registration ends when all seats are sold or Saturday Nov 7, 2015 at 5PM ET whichever comes first.

Junior competition:
Open to students that are currently in grades 5 and 6 (based on grade 5 curriculum)
Register for Junior competition:

Senior competition:
Open to students that are currently in grades 7 or 8 (based on grade 7 curriculum)
Register for Senior competition:

Why participate in the competition?

  • Apply your math skills to solve engineering problems
  • Meet and greet with engineers and ask them questions about their work
  • Have fun and win great prizes

How to prepare for the competition?

Try some Sample Questions.
(Answer will be posted on or after November 8)

What should I bring on the day of the competition?

Competition Checklist

How can I win the competition?

Rules and Scoring

Got a question?

Check the FAQs

Still got more questions?
E-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AMD Mathletics 2015 Promo Poster

This event is sponsored by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Inc.

   Professional Engineers Ontario - York Chapter   York Region District School Board   York Catholic District School Board  
AMD Mathletics 2013 Photo


Students should have their breakfast / lunch before attending the competition. They should bring the following items on the day of competition:

  1. A printout of the online registration / confirmation ticket
  2. Calculator
  3. Pencil
  4. Eraser
  5. Scrap paper to do calculation
  6. Corrective lenses (if required) since questions will be projected onto a screen at the front of the auditorium


Rules and Scoring


  1. To create a passion in the application of mathematics in solving day-to-day engineering problems.
  2. To create an interest in active thinking and problem solving.
  3. To provide practical experience in engineering problem solving.
  4. To provide an entertaining and friendly competition environment.

Eligibility, Testing Standard and Prizes

  1. All full time elementary school students from York Region are eligible.
  2. Questions are based upon the Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-8: Mathematics.
  3. Questions relate to the application of mathematics to science and engineering.
  4. Some questions will be based on engineering topics introduced during the competition.
  5. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each level.


  1. Registration will be on first come first served basis.
  2. There is no limit on number of students from each school.
  3. Students may participate in only one level of this competition.
  4. Students with financial difficulties can contact the organizer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

Competition format

  1. Both Junior and Senior Mathletics Competition levels are individual events.
  2. Each level of the competition will have two rounds:
    1. Round 1 - Introductory Round - Warm up questions
    2. Round 2 - Challenge Round - Fast paced challenging questions
  3. All participants are required to participate in both rounds.
  4. Each participant will be provided with a numbered wireless clicker. The clickers must be returned to the designated area at the end of the competition.
  5. Questions will be projected on a large screen using high lumens advanced projectors.
  6. The wireless clicker will be used by the participant to enter their answers.
  7. A computer will record all responses and compile the marks.
  8. Students are allowed to bring and use aids like calculators, paper, pens, and books. (As a minimum a calculator, scratch pad, and pencil are strongly recommended)
  9. Cell phones or any device capable of telecommunication are NOT permitted.
  10. Late comers will not be allowed to join.


  1. Marks from Round 1 and Round 2 will be added together for the overall score, with a higher weighting for questions in the second round.
  2. Marks will not be deducted for wrong answers or unanswered questions.


  1. This competition will be conducted in English only.
  2. A panel of adjudicators will resolve all disputes. Their decisions are final and binding.
  3. Teachers, parents, guardians and their guests are welcome to attend the event and cheer the participants. The competition will be held in an auditorium. The guests will be able to witness the whole event and see the participants in action.
  4. Teachers, parents, guardians and their guests are not permitted to assist or interfere with the participants.
  5. Space is limited for the audience. Entry is on a first come first served basis.
  6. Food and drinks are not permitted inside the auditorium.
  7. A participant without proper online registration prior to the event will not be permitted to participate in the competition.



Q: Can a student from Toronto, Durham, or Peel Region participate in the competition?
No, students must be currently studying at York Region.

Q: How do I register for the competition?
Junior competition (studying Grade 6 Math or lower) registration: peoyork2015junior-mathletics.eventbrite.com
Senior competition (studying Grade 7 or 8 Math) registration: peoyork2015senior-mathletics.eventbrite.com

Q: Could we receive additional sample questions?
There are 4 sample questions provided for each level and, there is no additional sample questions for this event.



Sample Questions

In the front of the room, there will a few large screens (8' x 8' or above). One (or multiple) of them will be projected with a question. The other will be projected with background information or supporting details regarding to the question. Participant will then use a remote/clicker to answer the question. The question could be in numeric or multiple choices format.

Junior Competition Sample Questions
Senior Competition Sample Questions



Junior Competition Sample Questions

(intended for grades 5 and 6 - based on grade 5 curriculum)

Question 1


Question 2


Question 3


Question 4



Senior Competition Sample Questions

(based on grade 7 curriculum)

Question 1


Question 2


Question 3


Question 4



(Answer will be posted on or after November 8)