Online Classes​

All of our after school programs (MiT, Mathletes, MSM) are being offered online through Zoom. Our online curriculum has been developed and refined over the last 12 years. Students continue to collaborate in small groups through breakout rooms and engage with challenging problems through Quia. They receive help and supervision from their coach and assistant coaches.  You can now cultivate a love for creative problem solving in the safety of your own home. Students who live outside of the Los Altos School District you are welcomed to enroll. We envision all competitions for the 2020-2021 school year will be done online. Participation in these competitions is encouraged, but optional. 

Mathletes in Training 

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The program is designed so that students in 2nd-3rd grade can hit the ground running when they become 4th grade Mathletes tackling the Math Olympiads. In each practice we will focus on a specific topic.  Many of these topics are introduced with short presentations.  We then tackle online problem sets in small groups (or flying solo). In the Spring students form small teams and participate in in-house competitions. They enjoy seeing each other and collaborating online.  If you like puzzles, patterns, and problem solving, you should come on out and try!

Homework is strongly encouraged. I have created a proprietary curriculum that introduces students to major problem-solving themes and strategies.  Problem sets go from relatively easy (“White Belts”) to rather challenging (MOEM level material). All answers are processed online. 

Check out MiT Sample Problems here 

Sample Problems Answer Form here 

Register here

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Mathletes 

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Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade will tackle fun problems from Math Olympiads and participate in both formal and informal team competitions. Mathletes will be solving challenging problems every week in practice. The online curriculum contains a large number of assignments that vary by theme and difficulty. We will take 5 Olympiads during our regularly scheduled practices. Our team will be in Division E (4th, 5th, and 6th graders). Younger students can participate in Junior Olympiads. Each Olympiad contains 5 problems and lasts ~30 minutes. 

Homework is strongly encouraged. I have organized problems from previous Olympiads into progressively more difficult problem sets. Upon completion of a problem set, the Mathlete is awarded a ‘belt’ (think martial arts). This will give Mathletes multiple opportunities to feel successful. These belts are complemented by a proprietary online curriculum. All answers are processed online.

Check out Mathletes Sample Problems here 
Sample Problems Answer Form
here
 

Register here

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Middle School Mathletes

The Middle-School-Mathletes programs are designed for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (and very talented/ brave students in lower grades). Students train for a range of Middle School Math Competitions, including Math Olympiad, AMC8, Mathcounts, Mathleague, and Purple Comet. In the past some of our students have achieved the highest MOEM awards for individuals and teams. This is a great opportunity to challenge our students and to prepare them for competitions they will continue to tackle throughout Middle School. The problems are hard - but within reach.

Homework is strongly encouraged. Problems will come from old competitions, textbooks, the Mathcounts School Handbook, and a variety of other sources. All answers are processed online. 

MSM I is our introductory course to creative problem solving for middle school students. All students, from grades 6th-8th, are encouraged to start with this class, unless they have a significant background in problem solving and competitions. 

MSM II/III is our follow up course to MSM I. Students participate in many of the same competitions. However, we focus on the harder problems and more advanced problem solving techniques. 

For questions about placement, please contact Coach K at sandykandel@gmail.com

Check out MSM Sample Problems here 
Sample Problems Answer Form
here 

Register here

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High School Mathletes

The High-School-Mathletes program is designed for 9th and 10th graders (and very talented/ brave students in lower grades). Students train for AMC10 Purple Comet. 

Homework is strongly encouraged.

 

Problems will come from previous AMC10/12, ARML, Purple Comet, and Mathcounts State/ National Competitions. We will also pursue advanced math topics in a wide range of areas, including algebra, geometry, number theory, and counting & probability. All answers are processed online. 

For questions about placement, please contact Coach K at sandykandel@gmail.com

Register here