Math Contests

School Life Photo - Nov 8

Many TOPS students pursue their interest in the maths outside of the academic curriculum by competing in various math contests throughout the year. This week, students from all grades tackled the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge: a long answer contest written in order to qualify for the Canadian Mathematical Olympiad.

Marvelous Moles

Grade 11 Photo - Nov 1

The grade 11 chemistry class began their unit on moles. Students explored different concepts and equations through the completion of a mystery assignment where they used knowledge learned in class to identify different formulas, as well as through multiple in-class labs.

Dazzling Differentiability

Grade 11 Photo - Oct 4 (2)

This week, the grade 11 calculus class completed their unit on derivatives. Through assignments, quizzes, and a final culminating test, students learned to apply various methods such as first principles, the product rule, and the chain rule when solving the derivatives of equations.

History Debate

This week, the grade 10 history students completed their unit on the Canadian Labour Movement from 1914 to 2017. As one of the final projects, two groups debated over the topic of “Should the labour movement fight for ‘maximum wage’ legislation as a complement to the minimum wage?” with supporting points and arguments that were taught in class.