Options updated for the 2021-2022 School year


Option 1 : In person classes Saturday mornings from 9-11:30 in Lexington : Each class will consist of students taking a timed "mock" MATHCOUNTS competition.  That's a test that I have written and used (or will be about to use) with my own students.  There are two levels of tests students can choose from.  Either the State/National MATHCOUNTS level (these are very challenging) or at the Chapter level for younger or less experienced problem solvers (the Chapter option will only be available during the in person classes).  After the tests are scored and returned, students will work on fixing mistakes and learning how to do problems they hadn't seen before.  Students will work in groups at tables or on their own to fix these mistakes as I circulate to help answer their questions and give hints so they can discover solutions on their own.  


Option 2 : Online class via Zoom on Wednesday nights from 6:15 - 8:45: Each class will consist of students taking a timed "mock" MATHCOUNTS competition.  That's a test that I have written and used (or will be about to use) with my own students.  These tests are very challenging and are at the State/National MATHCOUNTS level.  After the tests are scored and returned, students will work on fixing mistakes and learning how to do problems they hadn't seen before.  Since the class will be held online the use of breakout rooms and chat features will be used to help individuals.  Students can also be put into "breakout" video rooms to work together if they want to work with a friend on fixing problems.  The online format will probably necessitate the use of a teaching assistant, likely former students of mine who have been through my program.



Preparing students for the MATHCOUNTS competition series and problem solving in general.