Math Masters II challenges 5th-grade students to explore complex mathematical puzzles and engage in problem-solving of real-world situations through a mathematical lens. Using a variety of materials and technology, students spend three Saturdays immersed in rigorous mathematics activities. Students will spend a great deal of time working in groups to communicate ideas and share strategies. Students explore the creative side of mathematics as they dive into problems with a different theme each Saturday. Math Masters students must be designated as gifted and recommended by the gifted coordinator in their school division.
Locations: MSiC Campus and Manchester Middle School
Dates: October 27, November 3, and November 10, 2018
Times: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Cost: $45 for materials (due at time of registration)
Application: Students in grade 5, designated as gifted, and currently enrolled in the MSiC consortium* public school divisions are eligible to apply (*Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, King William, Petersburg, and Richmond). Applications will be distributed to students through their individual schools and turned into the Gifted Coordinators for each county for selection into the program.
Math Masters II topics include:
- Engineering: Explore the connections between engineering and math through several design challenges.
- Space Math: A trip to Mars? Mining an asteroid? Are these even possible in your lifetime? Buckle in as we put mathematics to work for us to explore the enormity of our solar system.
- Math-lympics: Jump into the sport of math and the math of sports while looking at the power of numbers and the mathematics used by athletes, statisticians, and coaches.