Dec
10

November MOEMS-M Contest Results

In November, our teams competed in the first meet of the MOEMS Division M contest. This year we fielded two teams, one made of 7th and 8th graders in Level 5 and another made of 5th and 6th graders in Level 4. The teams have 11 and 12 students respectively and so each student has an opportunity to contribute to the team score. While Level 5 team has the age advantage, Level 4 team is stacked with the seasoned veterans of our program.

In the first meet, Level 4 team edged Level 5 team 39 points to 37 points. These are both exceptional results, better than our last year’s team scores in any round! It will be great fun to watch the teams pushing each other to the greater achievements.

Individually, 6 out of our 23 participants earned perfect scores! Congratulations to Amal A., Anjali J., Elena K., Nate M., Rama B, and Renee Q. on their amazing start! Another five students earned 4 out of 5.

Students in each age group beat the national average by at least a full point! While all groups have done well, the Grade 6 group reached unheard of heights, beating the national average by 2.5 points! Way to go!!! Here are the averages by grade on our team compared with the national averages (the difference is shown in parenthesis):

  • Grade 5: 3.3 vs 1.9 (+1.4)
  • Grade 6: 4.2 vs 1.7 (+2.5)
  • Grade 7: 3.0 vs 1.9 (+1.1)
  • Grade 8: 3.4 vs 2.2 (+1.2)

Dec
10

November MOEMS-E Contest Results

In November, our teams competed in the first meet of the MOEMS Division E contest with a great success. This year we fielded four teams, one for each class. Each team has 11 or 12 students. Since MOEMS team score is the sum of top ten student scores, this gives each student an opportunity to contribute to the team score.

Our team scores after the first meet are:

  • Level 2: 29 points
  • Level 3A: 40 points
  • Level 3B: 38 points
  • Level 4: 50 points

Individually, 18 out of our 48 participants earned perfect scores. That includes all eleven Level 4 students and seven Level 3 students. Another 12 students earned 4 out of 5.

Students in each age group beat the national average by at least a full point! Here are the averages by grade on our team compared with the national averages (the difference is shown in parenthesis):

  • Grade 3: 2.7 vs 1.6 (+1.1)
  • Grade 4: 3.1 vs 2.1 (+1.0)
  • Grade 5: 3.9 vs 2.7 (+1.2)
  • Grade 6: 5.0 vs 2.9 (+2.1)

Dec
10

CML Meet 1 Results

In November, our team competed in the first meet of the CML Grade 4 contest. The contest was one of the hardest in the history of CML. There were only a handful of perfect scores nationally and none in Illinois. The average team score was 17 out of 36 points.

Our team earned 27 points and is in the 1st place in Illinois, 2nd in Midwest Region, and 7th nationally!
These results are particularly impressive given that only 12 of our students are fourth graders, while the other seven are in the third grade.

Individually, Anthony Q., Nabeel H., and Yusuf R. scored 5 out of 6 points and are tied for the top result in Illinois!

Congratulations to our team. On to the next meet in December!

Sep
02

Welcome to 2017-2018 Season

We are excited to welcome our students and parents to 2017-2018 season of Adventures with Mr. Math.

This year our program has grown to 7 classes and 100 students!

As always, we look forward to explore the amazing world of math. Together we will go where only the math pirates go. We will travel beyond the horizon and discover math treasures of infinite value.

We will learn many new properties of numbers and shapes. We will improve our analytical reasoning skills and become the greatest math detectives, using the smallest clues to uncover the mysteries of math.

We will participate in many contests and defend our titles from the last year. We will support each other in the never-ending quest to get better. We are the best team ever – we help each other, we cheer for each other, and we win together!

Jun
08

Student Improvements

Winning is not about finishing first but about never ending quest to improve.

The focus of our program is on improvement. We start with tryouts and baseline tests at the beginning of the year, and then measure the results of each child against those scores. The contests thus provide a measuring stick against which each child can track their progress. We are far more proud of the improvements made by all our students than by individual medals and awards they win in contests. Not everyone can finish first, but every student can get better!

Below are some measures of our students’ improvement in 2016-2017.

  • Thirteen of our students participated in AMC-8 contest both in 2016 and 2017. Twelve of them improved their scores. The average improvement was 4.6 points out of 25. An improvement of 4 points from year to year is considered to be a great result. Ten of our students improved their scores by 4 points or more!
  • Twenty four students participated in MOEMS Division E contest both in 2016 and 2017. Twenty of them improved their scores. The average improvement was 3.5 points out of 25.
  • Seventeen students participated in Math League contest both in 2016 and 2017. Fifteen of them improved their scores. The average improvement was 4.5 points out of 30.

The process of individual improvement is not a sprint, but a marathon. If you keep improving, year after year, you are guaranteed to become very good at what you do! We are thrilled to watch our students grow.

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