Math Club will be starting up again this Friday, October 18! Students meet every Friday after school in Ms. Daniels’s room (room 203) from the end of school until 3:30. There is no cost associated with the club and it is open to grades 5-8. Students just need to be sure that their parents know they are staying for Math Club and be sure that they have a ride home at 3:30. Attendance is not necessary for all meetings.
During math club, students work to solve problems and puzzles varying in difficulty. They often work in groups to help lower grade students master more difficult topics. The problems do not follow any grade-level curriculum, but focus on problems that require a different type of out-of-the-box thinking as well as the use of logic. We occasionally have in-house competitions where students can compete against their classmates or work with them to try to beat other grades of students. Math Club students decide upon school-wide activities to celebrate Pi Day. Last year, they created a questionnaire that all students could complete for prizes.
The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series takes place in all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories and schools worldwide through the U.S. Department of Defense and State Department. The Competition Series is ideal for students who have a talent and passion for math and who need to be challenged. Students will engage in exciting, “bee-style” contests in which they will compete against and alongside other bright, motivated students. At the local, state and national level, students win hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes every year.
Students enrolled in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade are eligible to participate in the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series. Schools can register up to 10 students who will represent the school at the chapter competition. Students will need to compete in the school competition in order to be nominated to be part of the school team at the Chapter competition.