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Montreal Families

Kids invited to submit a creative story with a math slant

Students aged 5 to 12 are invited to take part in a new project that blends creativity with mathematics. The Creative Arts Foundation of Canada (CAFC) is producing a book focused on math fiction — where math and creative fictional work combine into learning opportunities.

Math Fiction

Students from across Canada are encouraged to develop a story about problems that they face in their lives, and how mathematics can solve these issues.

Entry is free and submissions are divided into three categories: Ages 5-7, 8-10, and 11-12. Each entry must include a story, illustrations to accompany the story, and a mathematical concept that helps solve the problem or issue faced. Those selected will have their artwork and text published in an illustrated book that will be used by other children to learn about different math topics in fun and engaging ways.

Free workshops

Based in Cote-des-Neiges, the CAFC is offering free workshops for students who would like help creating a submission for the book project, or who need some inspiration. The non-profit foundation focuses on creative art research and teaching critical thinking.

How to enter

Send a copy of your story including all illustrations to math@cafccanada.org. The deadline to submit is August 16, 2023, at 11:59 pm. The text should be sent as a Word file, and images scanned at a resolution of 300dpi and added as an attachment. Make sure to include the student’s full name, date of birth, full home address, the school they attend, and an email address where they can be contacted.

Visit the CAFC website for all submission guidelines: cafccanada.org/2023-book-project-math-fiction

Students wishing to participate in a free workshop can contact CAFC by email at math@cafccanada.org.

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