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Credentials

2021-2022 school year

#2 Team Score in Charlotte Middle School Tri-math-lon.

#3, 5, 7 Individual Score in Charlotte Middle School Tri-math-lon.

#2, #5 in regional MathCounts

#6 in State Mathcounts

Honor Rolls in AMC 10 + AIME Qualification

Distinguished Honor Roll, Achievement Roll in AMC 8

#4 Team in College Of Charleston Math Meet

#2 Team in Purple Comet - NC

2020-2021 school year

Honor Rolls in AMC-8

Top 20 scores in Regional MathCounts.

#2 Team in Purple Comet at North Carolina State Level

#4 individual score (#2 among Middle School scores) in College of Charleston Math Meet

#17 Team in Johns Hopkins National Math Meet (out of ~120 teams nationwide)

Multiple Silvers in Alpha Math Contest

#3 in Univ of Waterloo (Canada) Math Contest

Top 5, 10, 20 national ranks in Math Kangaroo

2019-2020 school year (inaugural year)

#1 Team Score in Charlotte Middle School Tri-math-lon.

#1 Individual Score in Charlotte Middle School Tri-math-lon.

#4 in Charlotte regional MaPP contest

#1 in School Math Olympiad (Elementary)

Top 5, 10, 20 national ranks in Math Kangaroo

 

 

Math Competitions we target

MOEMS (Elementary School Math Olympiad)

  • Grades 4 - 5

Math Kangaroo

  • Grades 1 - 12

MathCounts

  • If school participates then students have to take it through school. If school does not participate then students can sign up to be individual competitors (parents can register, private organizations are not allowed to form teams).
  • 6th - 8th grade.
  • Schools conduct a selection test to choose 10 - 12 member teams.
  • The competition has 4 rounds:
    • School round (generally used to select the school team)
    • Chapter round (similar to regional) - where usually 20-30 schools participate.
    • The top teams and individuals (number varies every year) proceed to State round.
    • Only the top 4 students in State round represent the state in the National Round.
  • Each round as described above has different categories of tests:
    • Sprint round: 30 questions, 40 mins, no calculator. Each correct answer is worth 1 point, incorrect answers and questions left unanswered are worth 0 points.
    • Target round: 8 questions, 24 mins, calculator allowed. Each correct answer is worth 2 points, incorrect answers and questions left unanswered are worth 0 points.
    • Team round (4 member teams): 10 questions, 20 mins, calculator allowed. Each correct answer is worth 1 point, incorrect answers and questions left unanswered are worth 0 points.
    • Countdown round: Individuals (one from each school) compete in rapid fire problem solving.
    • The Sprint and Target rounds are used to decide individual rankings.
    • Team rankings are decided using the formula:
      • Average of the Sprint and Target Round for the 4 team members + 2 X Team round score.

AMC 8

  • Grades 8 and under including Elementary Grades.
  • 25 multiple choice questions 40 mins, no calculator.
  • Each correct answer is worth 1 point, incorrect answers and questions left unanswered are worth 0 points.

AMC 10

  • Grades 10 and under including Elementary Grades.
  • 25 multiple choice questions 75 mins, no calculator.
  • Each correct answer is worth 6 points, incorrect answers are worth 0 points, and questions left unanswered are worth 1.5 points.
  • Approximately top 2.5% nationally qualify for the AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination). That is the stepping stone to the US Junior and Senior Math Olympiad Team.

AIME

  • Have to score in the top 2.5% of AMC 10 nationally to qualify. Score cutoff varies every year.
  • 15 questions 3 hours, no calculator.
  • Each correct answer is worth 1 points, incorrect answers and questions left unanswered are worth 0 points.

Texas State University Mathworks

  • Grades 6 - 8.
  • 15 questions 2 hours, no calculator.
  • Each correct answer is worth 1 points, incorrect answers and questions left unanswered are worth 0 points.

College of Charleston Math Meet

  • Grades 6 - 12.
  • Individual: 25 questions, 1 hour, no calculator.
  • Each correct answer is worth 1 points, incorrect answers and questions left unanswered are worth 0 points.

Purple Comet

  • Grades 6 - 12.
  • 20 questions, 1 hour, no calculator.
  • Each correct answer is worth 1 points, incorrect answers and questions left unanswered are worth 0 points.

Program Details

The exciting world of Competition Mathematics can often be classified into theory building and/or problem solving. Of course all mathematicians solve problems, while only a few are great theory builders. Theory building involves developing repeatable solution strategies that can be applied in problem solving and the building of structures that enable us to see patterns out of what appears to be chaos.

This Competition Math classes take students in an exciting journey full of theory-building AND problem solving enrichment. It is designed to encourage children to embrace problem solving as an exciting and uplifting social activity.

  • Level 1 (Grades 3 - 5): MOEMS (Math Olympiad), Math Kangaroo.
  • Level 2 (Grades 4 - 8): MathCounts, AMC 8.
  • Level 3 (Grades 5 - 8): MathCounts, AMC 10.
  • Level 4 (Grades 6+): AIME and Higher level Competitions.

Class Logistics

Level 1 (Grades 3 - 5): Math Olympiad (MOEMS), Math Kangaroo, Early MathCounts.

  • Advanced 3rd, 4th/5th graders who are new to competition math or exploring interest.
  • 60 minutes per week.
  • Mondays 5:30PM - 6:30PM.

Level 2 (Grades 4 - 7): MathCounts, AMC 8.

  • All middle schoolers.
  • For 4th/5th graders:
    • in the top 10 national rank of Math Kangaroo.
    • OR have had experience in taking mock MathCounts and consistently scoring 20 or higher in Chapter tests.
    • OR have taken AMC 8 and have scored 12 or higher.
  • Regular paced (targeting AMC 8 2024) - 60 minutes per week. Saturdays 10AM - 11AM
  • Accelerated (targeting AMC 8 2023) - 2 hours per week. Open Slots.

Level 3 (Grades 5 - 8): MathCounts State, AMC 10.

  • All middle schoolers.
  • 5th / 6th graders:
    • in the top 10 national rank of Math Kangaroo.
    • OR have had experience in taking mock MathCounts and consistently scoring 25 or higher in Chapter tests.
    • OR have taken AMC 8 and have scored 15 or higher.
  • Regular paced (targeting AMC 10 2023) - 2 hours per week. Mondays. 5:15PM - 7:15PM.

Level 4 (Grades 6 +)

  • Strategies for AIME and Higher Level Math contests that are less dependent on speed of problem solving.
  • Appropriate for students who have a solid command on AMC 10 topics.
  • Wednesdays. 6:30PM - 8PM

The time slots are suggestive, we will be happy to make adjustments based on student availability.

Pricing (per 4 weeks)

60 min class: $135

90 min class: $195

2 hour class: $250

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