Math Club – Junior Instructor – Early Semester – Sets 57-64


    “Math is so much more than a bunch of numbers, shapes, and variables. There are so many ways to think about each problem. Many different ways of thinking can all be right at the same time. I am excited to share the magic of mathematics.”  ~ Oliver the Mathemagician



    Step 1: Register Your Student

    Step 2: Enroll Your Registered Student

    Pi 3.1415 for Math Club course at Athena's Advanced Academy
    Junior InstructorOliver the Mathemagician
    Content LevelsGrades 6-7 • Middle School
    Grades 7-8 • Junior High
    Course Length8 Weeks
    Live Webinars Held OnMondays, 9:00 - 9:50 AM Pacific - Early Semester - 8/14/23 - 10/14/23

    Want to solve juicy math problems in a fun non-competitive environment? Want to learn cool shortcuts to problems that look hard?

    Join us for an 8-week venture into the world of mathematics!

    Topics that will be covered include:

    • Basic Algebra
    • Basic Geometry
    • Number Theory
    • Counting and Probability
    • Problem-solving strategies

    The problems will be MATHCOUNTS-level.

    Note to Parents:

    What to expect in the Required section in the classroom each week:

    • A MATHCOUNTS® Mini video and a worksheet. Students need to work as many of the worksheet problems as they can.
    • Complete as many worksheet problems as you can before the webinar so that we can use the webinar time to discuss solutions.
    • A Problem of the Week, and a forum assignment where students post their solutions each week.
    • Students will be given problems to work before the webinars.

    What to expect in the Highly Suggested & Optional sections in the classroom each week:

    • Bonus math problems, generally not from the MATHCOUNTS® Minis. We may or may not go through the solutions to these in the webinar, although solutions will be available on the course webpage.

    What to expect during the weekly webinar:

    • Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Webinars are recorded and are available for students with schedule conflicts.
    • Discuss select problems from the worksheet (not the problems in the video) via microphone and chat.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • Do arithmetic, fractions, and percents.
    • Recognize basic geometric shapes, like triangles, squares, rectangles, and hexagons.
    • Understand the meaning of variables and equations.

    Students should be willing to:

    • Complete and stay current on the required videos and problems for the class.
    • Be prepared for the webinar.
    • Actively participate (via the microphone or chat) during discussion.
    • Encourage class discussion by adding their questions/ideas in the chat window during the webinar.

    Required books & materials: