Is it difficult to apply for the Waterloo FARM major? Is the Euclidean competition necessary? Guest senior Sam came to answer the question


Euclid is a mathematics competition organized by the School of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo in Canada for high school students around the world. Domestic students who want to apply to the University of Waterloo are also encouraged to take the Euclid exam to help themselves in addition to their college entrance examination scores. Increase the likelihood of admission. High school students studying in Canada who want to study science and engineering at university need to participate in the Euclid mathematics competition (Euclid) in the second semester of their sophomore year.

The results of the Euclid competition are usually announced in late May. The official organizing committee will announce detailed competition data, including the average score of each question, the score line drawn by the top 25% certificates (usually around 70 points) and 86 The complete honorroll list of students with above scores will serve as an important reference for scholarships given by the School of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.

How difficult is it to win the award?

The University of Waterloo has a series of mathematics competitions. Compared with other Waterloo mathematics competitions, the Euclid mathematics competition is the finale of all competitions and is naturally much more difficult. According to statistics, there are 17,466 contestants in 2021, with an average score of 56/100 points, and the top 25% score line is 69/100 points.

The exam content includes exponential logarithms, trigonometric functions, plane geometry, analytic geometry, sequence, permutation and combination, number theory, functional equations and polynomials, etc. The competition is held in April every year.

The problem process must be in English and familiar with the problem-solving steps. English mathematical logic is required. If you can achieve excellent results in the European competition, you can increase your chances of being admitted when applying for science majors in Canadian or even North American colleges.

For this reason, I would like to introduce to you Sam, a student from British Lions. Sam is a student at the University of Waterloo, majoring in Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management. FARM, established under the Department of Mathematics, is one of the few majors recognized nationwide by the CFA Institute and the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA). It has a wide range of employment fields, a high employment rate, and it also offers Co-op internships.

This time I invite him to introduce to you his learning and growth process from high school to university, and let’s talk about what should be done in preparation for university application? What are the required courses for high school students in Canada who want to apply to the University of Waterloo? What background enhancement is required?

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