● To provide students an opportunity to do math for fun!
● To improve students' problem-solving skills and encourage collaboration
● Participate in local and national math competitions.
We will meet after school every Wednesday* from 3:15-3:45 pm (via Zoom). We will review math concepts and sample problems from previous test competitions.
Columbia Middle School participates in two national math competitions.
1. AMC 8 (American Mathematical Competition for students up to grade 8). This test is offered in November and will be offered online. It is a 25 question multiple-choice test involving problem-solving in the middle school curriculum. Students who score in the top 1% and 5% nationally will be recognized.
2. MATHCOUNTS is a national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem-solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of fun, in-person "bee" style contests. In response to COVID-19 this year, there will be more contests and they will be held online.
Students will participate in four practice online MathCounts tests from Oct.-Jan. These tests will be offered online. We will have an opportunity to review each test before the next practice test. The top scorers will go on to compete in a Chapter Competition (Locally) in February and some might go on to the State Competitions in March.
3. MATH MADNESS....www.aretelabs.com In this online math competition, we work as a team to compete against other schools across the country. There is a "March Madness" type bracket competition each spring. The teams that win advance each week until there is a winner. Other teams are randomly matched against schools to stay in the competition for fun.
*Depending on the availability of most members.
“We make learning math fun. We believe middle school is a critical juncture when a love of math must be encouraged, and a fear of math must be overcome. Our programs build problem-solving skills and positive attitudes about math, so students embrace challenges and expand their academic and career opportunities in the future.” - MathCounts.org.