Mar
30

Registration for 2017-2018 is Open

We have opened registration for the next year. The classes will start in September 2017 and continue through May 2018. We are forming new classes and also have a few spaces available in our existing classes. We welcome students who will be in Grades 1 through 7 in the 2017-2018 school year (including homeschoolers). Please, share information about our program with others. We are trying to reach as many kids as we can!

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Mar
22

CML Contest Update

In February, our teams in Grades 2 through 5 participated in the penultimate round of the Continental Math League (CML) math contest. CML has recently published the current standings for all teams in the country:

  • Grade 2. Our team is 1st place in Illinois and in Midwest Region, 7th place nationally.
  • Grade 3. Our team is 1st place in Illinois, 2nd place in Midwest Region, 14th place nationally.
  • Grade 4. Our team is 2nd place in Illinois and in Midwest Region, 12th place nationally.
  • Grade 5. Our team is 2nd place in Illinois and in Midwest Region, 12th place nationally.
  • Individual Standings. Three students have perfect scores in all meets and can earn a National Champion medal. Five more students are among a handful with only one mistake.

We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments! It just goes a long way to prove that when kids have fun learning math, they become really good at it!

Mar
22

Congratulations to Illinois Math League Contest Winners

Twelve of our students competed on their respective school teams in the 6th grade Illinois Math League contest in February. This is a unique contest which focuses on quick computational thinking. Students are asked to solve 35 problems in 30 minutes. The last 10 problems are hard and require students to find advanced “tricks” without which the problems take too long to solve. Scores above 30 are very rare, as even the best students struggle to avoid mistakes and finish the test under the time pressure.

Illinois Math League has published the results. Thirty one top 6th graders in Illinois were recognized – those students scored 31 points or more out of 35. Among them are four our students:

  • Nate M. scored 33 points and finished top in his school and T-8 in Illinois.
  • Akshay B. scored 32 points and finished top in his school and T-11 in Illinois.
  • Siddarth M. and Prachi S. scored 31 points and finished top in their school and T-19 in Illinois.

You can find the complete report at http://mathleague.com/downloads/gs1617/il-678-1617.pdf.

As always, we are extremely proud of our students, their accomplishments, and the success they bring to their schools! Congratulations!!!

Feb
17

Congratulations to Latin Contest Winners

On January 28, Latin School of Chicago held its 18th annual math contest. This popular competition brings together the best students in grades 5 through 8 from many public and private schools. Each school team is made of three or four students. The students complete in an individual round and then each team together competes in the team round. The individual and team round scores are combined to make the overall team score. Prizes are awarded to the top teams in each grade level.

A number of our students in Grades 5 and 6 participated in the Latin math contest on their respective school teams with great success.

  • 11 of the 23 students on the top three teams in Grades 5 and 6 came from our program!
  • The winning 6th grade team was made entirely of our students!
  • All top three 5th grade teams included some of our students!

As always, we are extremely proud of our students, their accomplishments, and the success they bring to their schools! Congratulations!!!

Feb
09

CML Contest Results from January

In January, our teams in Grades 2 through 5 participated in the Continental Math League (CML) math contest. Grades 2 and 3 had their first meets out of three, while Grades 4 and 5 had their third meets out of five. CML has recently published the current standings for all teams in the country.

CML is a difficult contest, in particular, for our older kids who compete in the harder Pythagorean Division. While very few students in the country get perfect scores, the best part about CML is that many students get to contribute to the team score. So, the success of the team is not determined by how well the few top students do, but how well everyone on the team does! And so, I am most proud of the fact that on our teams, 41 out of 54 students have already contributed points to the team scores.

Not surprisingly, our teams are doing very well. Here is the summary of the team results:

  • Grade 2. Our team is T-1st in Illinois, T-2nd in Midwest Region, 16th place nationally. Two of our students are among only three in Illinois with a perfect score.
  • Grade 3. Our team is 1st in Illinois, 3rd place in Midwest Region, 18th place nationally. One of our students is among only two in Illinois with a perfect score.
  • Grade 4. Our team is 1st place in Illinois and Midwest Region, 6th place nationally. One of our students is the only one in Midwest Region with perfect scores in all three meets; three other students are among a handful with 17 points out of 18.
  • Grade 5. Our team is 1st place in Illinois, 2nd place in Midwest, 13th place nationally. One of our students is among only four in Illinois with perfect scores in all three meets, and another student is among a handful with 17 points out of 18.

We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments! It just goes a long way to prove that when kids have fun learning math, they become really good at it!

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