Math Competition Club 2020-21

Your Price: $760.00
Part Number:MC2-Programs2019-1-2

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Math Competition Club or MC2 (MC2) is an after school advanced math program intended to get kids  excited about learning math and prepare them for success in the many popular math competitions done at school like the CML, VML, AMC-8, and Math Counts. Students who do well in these  competitions are recognized and given medals at the school’s year-end awards ceremony, and 6th graders in the program may be eligible to represent Kent Gardens in the annual Math Counts  competition held in February.  

In today’s virtual environment, we will have to adapt. The first adjustment is that the usual  competitions will likely be online. We already know that AMC-8 is online, and we anticipate that the  traditional Math Counts competitions will be held at the end of February as an online competition.  Second, the instructional classes will have to be online also. We will start the classes this year in the  afternoon from 4 – 5 PM. If FCPS transitions to full in-person instruction, MC2 will make the transition  too. The classes will likely move to the morning in this eventuality.  

The program intended for students in grades 4-6 who have a strong interest in math. We plan to have  two groups: the “Archimedeans” (advanced) and the “Pythagoreans” (intermediate). Since we are in  the virtual world, we will build a schedule of alternating days based on the level of interest. A math  placement test will be conducted before classes begin to confirm that the student is in the appropriate  group, and in some cases, students may be reassigned. Classes will run between the end of October  through March. The cost is $760 per student. We ask that families pay the entire amount up front and  make a full-year commitment to MC2 to ensure the viability of the program for the entire year. 

In the event that students outside of Kent Gardens enroll in the program, priority will be given to former Kent Gardens students should be program reach capacity.