Lindsay boy wins worldwide math competition

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Jace and his teacher Miss Greig

KAWARTHA LAKES- Seven year old Jace Jolicoeur won first place in the Caribou Math Contest, an international competition.

“We feel very proud of him. I told him to make sure he has fun with the competition.” Laurie Jolicoeur, Jace’s mom, told Kawartha 411 News. “When I asked how it went he replied “that was easy!”.”

Not only did Jace win the competition he achieved a perfect score and placed in the first percentile worldwide, beating the average time and score overall, according to the school.

Jace is a grade 2 student at Heritage Christian School in Lindsay. His mom  says they first noticed he had inclination for math in Kindergarten.

 

“He’s always had an interest in numbers and puzzles and how things work.” Laurie explains. “He loves creating all kinds of inventions with magnetic blocks and k’nex, playing math games and practicing the piano.” explained Laurie Jolicoeur.

Almost 3,000 students took part in the virtual test held on October 14th. The Caribou Mathematics Competition is a worldwide online contest that is held six times throughout the school year in different languages.
Congratulations Jace!