Math Club (4-6)

High Point Hosting Math Competition April 23, 2018

We are pleased to share that we will be hosting High Point Academy’s 1st Annual Math Tournament. The Math Tournament will be the culminating event of this year’s Math Club and is open to all 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students in Math Club. We encourage all Math Club students to participate in this exciting celebration of math.  

The goal of the Math Tournament is to apply the math concepts and problem-solving strategies they have learned and to develop a deeper sense of excitement, teamwork, and camaraderie around mathematical problem-solving. The Math Tournament will consist of an individual event and a group/team event. The individual event will take place in April prior to the team/group event and will provide each participating student 30 minutes to answer 10 high-level math problems that require flexible thinking.  

The group/team event will be held on Monday, April 23rd, 2018. Students will work together in teams of 5 to answer 10 math tournament problems in 20 minutes. Each team will collaboratively create and develop a plan to complete the problems in an efficient and strategic manner. All participants will receive a Math Club t-shirt, and prizes will be awarded after the team event.  

Click here to sign-up. Only Math Club members (past and present) may sign-up to compete.

The Math Tournament will be coordinated by our Math Club Consultant, Cathy Hoyt, and our Math Club teachers, Sarah Nguyen and Stephanie Kyle. If you have any questions regarding the Math Tournament, please contact Sarah Nguyen at snguyen@highpointacademy.org or Stephanie Kyle at skyle@highpointacademy.org.  

Parent volunteers are welcome to help support the Math Tournament. Please also indicate if you would like to be a parent volunteer during the Math Tournament.

Thank you very much for your support of the Math Club!  

 

Individual Event Thursday, April 12th

Click here to sign up for the individual event, which takes place on Thursday, April 12th from 3:15-4:15 in Rooms 21 and 22.

Please use this form to sign up for High Point Academy's INDIVIDUAL component of the Math Tournament! This event is open to all students who were members of the Math Club during the 2017-2018 school year.

The individual event will take place at 3:15 in Rooms 21 and 22 on Thursday, April 12th. Students will have 30 minutes to answer 10 questions. Awards will be given after the team event on Monday, April 23rd.

 

 

 

High Point Academy’s spring session of the Math Club is just around the corner! The Math Club is open to all interested 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students who love mathematics, taking on new challenges, and who excel in a competitive environment. In the Math Club we hope to instill flexible thinking, creativity, foster deeper understanding of concepts, and enhance our students’ ability to grapple with tough problems. This club is geared towards students who are confident and enthusiastic mathematicians looking to push their problem-solving skills to an even higher level.             

HPA’s sixth grade teachers, Mrs. Nguyen and Ms. Kyle, are very excited to be co-teaching the spring session with the support of math consultant, Cathy Hoyt, who has extensive experience coaching children for math competitions.

The Math Club meets every Tuesday at lunch for  30-minute sessions. Students work through several Math Olympiad word problems both individually and in teams and are exposed to multiple problem-solving strategies in order to enhance their problem-solving flexibility and efficiency. An exciting element of participating in the Math Club is that students may compete in HPA’s math competition in the spring! This contest will involve both individual and team components and will include snacks, trophies, and lots of challenging math problems!

The spring session runs from January until April. There is a $250 fee per student to help cover the general costs of offering this enriched program.  These costs include teacher and math consultant compensation, materials fees, etc. Students are admitted on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. Enrollment will begin on Wednesday, December 13th at 7pm  and close on Friday, December 15th at 7pm.  After submitting your registration request, enrollment confirmation will be emailed within 48 hours of the end of the enrollment period. There will be a waiting list for those who register after the club is full.

Click HERE to enroll.

If you are interested in working through some problems at home, Cathy Hoyt, our math consultant, recommends the following title: Singapore Math Challenge Grades 4-6. We encourage you to problem-solve with your children, focusing on organizing and understanding the problem. Allow your children to struggle with these problems rather than constructing approaches for them to follow, as it will improve their ability to think both flexibly and independently.

 As we build our Math Club program, parents of students in grades 1-3 and middle school may wish to independently get their children involved in math challenges and competitions. The following sites are among the best national elementary math competitions:

  • National Trimathlon is a fun filled Math Competition for kids in grades 3-6.
  • Perennial Math is for students in grades 3-12 and features both online competitions and live tournaments.
  • Game-a-thon challenges K-12 students to design and build math games.
  • Noetic Learning Math Contests is a semiannual problem-solving contest for grades 2-8.
  • Math Kangaroo may be the world's largest mathematics competition and is available to students in grades 1-12.
  • Beestar challenges students of grades 1-8 in math and other subjects as well.
 

If you have any questions about Math Club, you may reach out to Sarah Nguyen or Stephanie Kyle.

Sarah Nguyen snguyen@highpointacademy.org

Stephanie Kyle skyle@highpointacademy.org