Hope everyone had a productive, informative Curriculum Night. In the library, we had a lot of parents asking questions about Math Club, many more than last year. Some families have already signed up, and quite a few indicated interest in joining. That’s great! We got some great questions from parents and students. Here are answers to a … More Curriculum Night Wrap-Up
If you’ve seen the math club flyer or read our article in the September Cheetah Chatter (page 13), you’ve seen this year’s set of sample problems. I hope you’re enjoying them! There are many, many interesting problems that kids learn to solve in math club. This is only a small subset. Don’t know what a “subset” is? … More Spoiler alert! Answers to flyer problems
Hope everyone received flyers in kid-mail today. Be sure to sign up for math club! In case you didn’t get one, or it got lost, you can see a copy here. For veteran math-club families, here are some of the highlights: Registration is open now! For all grades except 5th, because … … we need … More Flyers!
09-20-2016 update: We have a 5th-grade coach! More information to come shortly. Hope everyone is having a great school year so far! Here in Math Club, the good news is that we have been approved for the 2016-2017 school year by the PTSA. So we can start advertising the club, including here :), and you … More 5th-grade class [updated]
The 2015-2016 End of Year Celebration for Math Club is on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 8:10AM in the MP library (classroom/projector area). MP faculty and staff, and families of math competitors: We hope you will join us. Who is invited? Students who participated in the club, or in our contests, are welcome to join … More End of Year Celebration!
Update: Thank you to all our students, our parent event volunteers and chaperones, and our coaches for an amazing Shoreline Math Olympiad day! Amazing results, including a couple of first-place individual finishes and a 100% award rate for teams (remarkably, every Meridian Park team finished in 6th place or better!). Because this is a public website I’ll … More SMO 2016 – Day of Event/Post-Event Info
On math contests, and for exams in general, multiple choice tests have benefits for both test-givers and test-takers. For the test-giver, grading hundreds of papers is as simple as running them through a machine. But there is a price to that convenience, which you, the test-taker, can and should take advantage of. For one thing, … More Multiple-Choice Strategies
Sometimes people have a hard time believing that math can be fun. It sure can! We take mathematical problems that showcase important skills, and we attempt to package them in a way that’s fun for the students. I just read an interesting article about going in the “other direction” — taking things that are fun … More Mathematics and Play
Welcome back to the school year! Get ready for another year of amazing accomplishments and mind-blowing math. 🙂 If you are a math club parent — new or returning — we’re glad to have your child(ren) aboard! Here are five things you can do to ensure a smooth start to the year. 1. Please sign … More Beginning-of-Year Action Items for Parents
You may have seen three math problems in the Cheetah Chatter or in a kid-mail flyer. They are challenging! But they can be solved easily if you look at them the right way. These are the kinds of problems we learn to solve in math club. If you enjoyed this challenge, come join us! Did … More Spoiler Alert! Answers to problems