Fibonaccians

The Fibonaccian Club is for students in grades 3-6. Students should have a good grasp of the basic mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).  Although this club is open to third graders, many third graders are not ready for the problem solving in this club.

 During each two hour meeting we will:

  1. Go over homework assignments
  2. Learn new mathematical concepts (Lessons taken from Creative Problem Solving in School Mathematics)
  3. Have a snack break/recess
  4. Participate in a contest or class tournament
  5. Play math games

Fibonaccians compete in three different competitions:

  • Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS) – Division E. There are 5 monthly contests held from November to March. Each contest consists of 5 questions and takes about 25 minutes to complete.
  • Noetic Math Contest – spring contest.  Students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems.  Students are divided by grade level for these contests.
  • Math Kangaroo – This contest is specific for each grade level and has 24 or 30 questions to complete in 75 minutes.  Separate registration is required for this contest.

Fibonaccians will meet on approximately the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Actual dates will be affected by holidays and specific contest dates. Class size is limited to 12. 

Date Lesson Contest Homework
August 21, 2014 Coins, Stamps, and Chicken McNuggets Practice MOEMS

Set 1 Olympiad 1

Set 3 Olympiad 1
September 4, 2014 1.1 Addition Patterns: Dollars and Sense Practice MOEMS

Set 1 Olympiad 2

Set 3 Olympiad 2
September 18, 2014 2.3 Greatest Common Factor: Checkers Anyone? Practice MOEMS

Set 1 Olympiad 3

Set 3 Olympiad 3
October 2, 2014 3.1 Divisibility by 2, 5, 10, and 100: One for the Books Practice MOEMS

Set 1 Olympiad 4

Set 3 Olympiad 4
October 16, 2014 5.2 Triangles: The Triangle Tangle Practice Math Kangaroo Set 3 Olympiad 5
November 6, 2014 1.2 Multiplication Patterns: An Odd Job Practice MOEMS

Set 1 Olympiad 5

Set 5 Olympiad 1
November 20,2014 7.4 Whodunits MOEMS #1 Set 5 Olympiad 2
December 4, 2014 Christmas Problems Class Tournament Set 5 Olympiad 3
January 8, 2015 2.5 Least Common Multiple: Broadway Bound MOEMS #2 Set 5 Olympiad 4
January 22, 2015 3.4 Divisibility by 3 and 9: The Faded Bill of Sale MOEMS #3 Set 5 Olympiad 5
February 5, 2015 4.2 Fractions: Heart Arithmetic Practice Math Kangaroo Book 1 Olympiad 11
February 19, 2015 5.4 Perimeter: The Missing Dimension MOEMS #4 Book 1 Olympiad 12
March 5, 2015 6.3 Work Problems: On the Job MOEMS #5 Book 1 Olympiad 13
March 19, 2015 Math Kangaroo    
April 2, 2015 5.7 Area of Circles: Tin Pan Tally Noetic Math Contest Book 1 Olympiad 14
April 23, 2015 6.4 Clock Problems: As Time Goes By Tournament Book 1 Olympiad 15
May 7, 2015 Famous Fibonaccian Tree Hunt    
May 21, 2015 Awards