Math Club (4-6)

High Point Math Competition Congratulations!


Congratulations to the winners of High Point Academy’s first annual Math Tournament! In the individual event, the first place students were as follows.

Fourth grade: Aurix Hong, Sasha Fisher, and Meridith Southard.
Fifth grade: Zachary Haedike
Sixth grade: Gregory Feng

In the team event, Nicholas Jin, Brianna Choi, Will Martinez, Zachary Haedike, and Aurix Hong took home the gold. 

Congratulations to all of our enthusiastic Math Tournament competitors! A special thank you to our 6th grade teachers, Sarah Nguyen and Stephanie Kyle, and math consultant, Cathy Hoyt, for leading the way in orchestrating High Point’s first annual Math Tournament!

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