MMEC 2017

2017 theme: Mathematical Modeling

Students often ask the question "When am I going to need this?” when they study mathematics. Our Mohawk Math and Engineering Contest is trying to answer that question.

This contest will introduce students to different applications of mathematics in engineering areas and encourage them to consider future careers in engineering technology.

We will provide sample questions for each discipline in engineering: Civil and Architecture, Chemical, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science.

This year we hosted 29 students from 9 different schools:

Guido De Bres Christian High School Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School 

Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School

Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School 

St. Mary Catholic Secondary School

St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic Secondary School



Grade 9

1st place:    Lillian Markotic and Judy Ng from St. Mary Catholic Secondary School

2nd place:   Nicholas Johnstone and Dylan Davidson from St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic Secondary School

3rd place:    Katie Ashby and Dee Ward from Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School

Grade 10

1st place:    Blake O'Brien and Karlee Mitchell from Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School 

2nd place:   Derek Poort and Reuben Poort from Guido De Bres Christian High School

3rd place:    Tanh Oraa and Melina Alvarez-Bravo from St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

For more detailed results, please contact matheng [at] ( )

Feedback Comments

“When I left I felt proud on how well I did” – student participant
“One parent expressed a lot of thanks for what you are putting together because her son has rarely been interested in anything school related before this but he is pretty excited about this opportunity.” – a teacher.
When asked: What impact did this competition have on you:
"It made me think about the jobs that are available and how many more job opportunities we really have" - a student
"My son has added this to his resume and I believe that it helped him secure his first part-time job. I think it also helped both, the student and parent become more aware of future jobs that use this skill set.” – a parent
"It was great to show applied students that they can be considered strong math students. It allowed different conversations i my classroom" - a teacher

For High School Students

  • When: Saturday, May 13, 2017,  9 AM to 3 PM
  • Where: Mohawk College
  • Who: Grade 9 and 10 High School Students (teams of 2)
  • Cost: $10 per student
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, May 10 th, 2017 at 5 pm.
  • Prizes include Jimu Robot Inventor Kit / Samsung Tablets / Sphero SPRK robots / Fitbit Charge HR / Maple software.

Register Now                                     Prizes       

Competition Rules

Only students registered in (or have completed in semester one) the Applied Math courses: MFM1P for grade 9 and MFM2P for grade 10 are eligible to compete. Competitors will participate in Part A – working as a team of two on long answers application problems and in Part B – working individually on short answer math questions.

Sample Questions                            

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  • PEO – Professional Engineers of Ontario, Hamilton-Burlington Chapter



  • CMS – Canadian Mathematical Society



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  • Maplesoft




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  • HWDSB - Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
  • HWCDSB - Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board
  • IEC - Industry-Education Council, Hamilton                       

Schedule at a glance

9 AM to 10:30 AM Welcome Orientation and Theme Lecture
10:30 AM to 12 PM First part of competition
12 PM to 1 PM Lunch (provided)
1 PM to 2:30 PM Second part of competition
2:30 PM to 3:00 PM Awards