W.J. Blundon Contest
Professor W.J. Blundon was the first head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at MUN, and an avid problem solver.
(For a short biography of Professor Blundon and information on Experiences in Problem Solving, a compilation of his published solutions to a wide variety of mathematical problems, click here.)
The Blundon Contest is written each year on the same date as the CEMC Pascal, Cayley, and Fermat contests. The next Blundon Contest is written on Thursday, February 21, 2012. We encourage those who placed on the provincial honour roll in the 2011 Fermat Contest, as well as the mathematically capable Level II students, to write the Blundon contest. This is our most important provincial senior high contest, and we would like more students to write it.
The deadline for applying to write the Blundon Contest is January 31st, 2014. The registration form is now available and the event will take place on February 20, 2014.
The first place winner is presented with the Blundon Shield at our annual Seminar held in May each year. The shield is kept by the school for one year. This shield has been donated by the Mathematics Council of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association in recognition of the outstanding contribution to mathematics education made by the late Professor W.J. Blundon, and in appreciation of the work done by the MUN Competitions Committee in holding the annual seminar.
Two Blundon shields have been presented to the winners of the Blundon Contest:
The following are the Blundon Contest and solutions for the past several years: