Euclideans

The Euclidean Club is for students in grades 6-8. 6th graders may participate in either Euclideans or Fibonaccians.

During each two hour meeting we will:

  1. Go over homework assignments
  2. Learn new mathematical concepts (Lessons taken from MathCounts materials and Competition Math for Middle Schoolers)
  3. Have a snack break/recess
  4. Participate in a contest or class tournament
  5. Play a math-related game

The Euclideans participate in five contests.

  • Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS) – Division M. This is a five question contest with a time limit of 25-30 minutes.
  • AMC-8 (November): This is the first of the series of American Mathematics Competitions. This is a 40 minute, 25 question multiple choice examination. In 2007, over 150,000 students in grades 8 and below took this exam.
  • MathCounts Club and School Level: Over 500,000 students participate in the school level of MathCounts each year. The Club program includes monthly math challenges which are 5 question contests. After completing this, the students will complete the Ultimate Math Challenge. All Euclideans will also compete in the school level of the the competitive program.
  • Math Kangaroo: This is an international competition held in March. Students complete 30 questions in 75 minutes. They are only competing against students in their grade level.
  • Purple Comet Math Meet: This is an online team competition against teams from around the world. We can form six member teams. This contest will be held in April or May.

Students will also have the option of competing in the Chapter level of the MathCounts competition.  We will choose a four member team to compete and up to six additional students are allowed to compete as individuals.  Those who do well at the Chapter level will advance to the State MathCounts competition.

 

Meeting Time: Euclideans meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 12:30-2:30 p.m. This schedule will be modified as necessary for specific contest dates and holidays.

 

Date Contest Lesson
August 14, 2014 Kickoff
August 28, 2014 Practice MOEMS Seeing Patterns to Make Problems Easier
September 11, 2014 Practice AMC Number Sense: Riddles with Remainders and Perfect Squares
September 25, 2014 Practice MathCounts Sprint Rate Problems
October 9, 2014 Practice Team, Relays Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
October 23, 2014 Practice Power Round Geometry: Circles and Right Triangles
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Rockdale Math Tournament
November 13, 2014 MOEMS 1 Relationships Between a Box’s Dimensions, Volume, and Surface Area
November 20, 2014Different Time & Location AMC-8
December 11, 2014 MOEMS 2 Mean Problems
January 15, 2015 MOEMS 3 Patterns in a Whole Number Array
January 29, 2015 MathCounts School Round Contest Only
February 12, 2015 MOEMS 4
February ?? MathCounts Chapter
February 26, 2015 Practice Math Kangaroo
March 12, 2015 MOEMS 5
March 19, 2015 Math Kangaroo
March 26, 2015
April 16, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015 GCTM State Middle School Math Tournament
April 30, 2015
May 14, 2015
May 21, 2015 Awards