Register NOW for 2020-2021 Math Competition Club!
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.Register NOW