Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader? was a short-lived, Canadian-English language adaptation of La classe de 5e (Fifth Grade Class) which in turn was based on the American game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? .
5th grade classEdit
Katherine/10/Halifax, Nova Scotia
Michael/9/Vancouver, British Colombia
Jacob/9/Bedford, Nova Scotia
The Canadian version of the show was played in the same way as its American counterpart: a contestant was asked a series of eleven grade school questions taken from elementary school textbooks. And with each correct answer, the contestant accumulated more money. The contestant has 5th grade "classmates" to help them and in the event of the contestant not winning the top prize, they must look into the camera and tell the world "I am not smarter than a Canadian 5th grader."
There are a number of variations in the Canadian version, however:
- Rather than five classmates present in the American version, they are seven students from across the country. (NOTE: This does not affect the gameplay)
- Canadian content was included in the question material. Added subjects includes: French, Canadian History and Geography; Life Systems is used in place of Life Science. Measurements was spelled in singular form as Measurement. Earth & Space Systems is used in place of Earth Science.
- Subjects were displayed as Grade (1-5) (Subject) rather than (1st-5th) Grade (Subject), since Canada uses this grammar.
- While the money ladder used the same values as the U.S. version, the prizes were paid In Canadian dollars and were not subject to taxes.
- The $25,000 plateau question was rebranded as the Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree $25,000 question. During this question, the children's screen displayed Mii versions of themselves.
It used the same theme as the American version by David Vanacore
Host Colin Mochrie was best known for starring in the improvisational comedy series Whose Line is it Anyway?