CEMC Gauss (Grade 7)


All students in Grades 7 and 8 and interested students from lower grades.


The Gauss (Grade 7) contest is a 150-point, 60-minute competition that consists of 25 multiple-choice questions, each with 5 possible choices. They are divided into 3 sections:

  • Section A consists of 10 questions (1-10), each worth 5 points.
  • Section B consists of 10 questions (11-20), each worth 6 points.
  • Section C consists of 5 questions (21-25), each worth 8 points.

Calculators of all types are permitted for the Gauss (Grade 7). Devices that can connect to the internet, other devices, or have previously stored information are not allowed.

Mathematical Content

Questions are based on curriculum common to all Canadian provinces.


The Gauss Contests may be organized and run by an individual school, by a secondary school for feeder schools, or on a board-wide basis. All marking of the Contests is done in your school by the organizing teacher, in order to de-emphasize competition.

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.


See Also

Preceded by
CEMC Gauss (Grade 7)
CEMC Gauss (Grade 7) Followed by
CEMC Gauss (Grade 8)