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Math Club


Math club is open to all fourth to eighth graders. Students should have a strong understanding of the four operations and be comfortable solving challenging non-routine problems.

The club will meet from September 15th to June 1st. There is no cost to join nor any fees for the competitions.
 
The fourth to sixth grade meetings, 3:45-4:30 on Fridays are structured around preparing for Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools. More information about MOEMS is at www.moems.org.
 
The fifth to eighth grade meetings, Fridays 4:30-5:15, are more general math challenges.
 
Please contact mcoleman@gordonschool.org if you have any questions.

Sample problems:
1).  The only way that 10 can be written as the sum of 4 different counting numbers is 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. In how many different ways can 15 be written as the sum of 4 different counting numbers?  Time: 5 minutes

2).  Hannah gives clues about her six-digit secret number: 
• It is the same number if you read it from right to left. 
• The number is a multiple of 9.
• Cross off the first and last digits. The only prime factor of the remaining four-digit number is 11.
 
Clue 1:
 It is the same number if you read it from right to left. 

Clue 2:
 The number is a multiple of 9.


Clue 3:
 Cross off the first and last digits. The only prime fact of the remaining four-digit number is 11. 

What is Hannah’s six-digit number?  Time: 6 minutes
 
If your child would enjoy challenges like that, please use the form below to sign them up for Math Club.
 
Child's name
Parent's email, for confirmation
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