To enrich grade-level mathematics education by exposing students to areas of mathematics not covered in the curriculum while reinforcing skills required to master grade-level learning objectives.
The program uses the math contest administered by The Math League and additional historically-based materials and fashions them into fun activities for students including math games, math songs, outdoor activities, applications of mathematics to solving practical problems, such as measuring the height of a tree.
The program for each grade culminates in the students participating in a math contest administered by The Math League. 4th and 5th grade results are for internal use only. The 3rd grade students do not compete in The Math League contest.
All students will be encouraged to make use of the newly launched Math Contests On-line and the Adaptive Learning System from The Math League. This new tool allows students and parents to take old math contests, view answers and solutions, and track their progress for a modest fee (currently $19.98 for six months of access or $35.96 for 12 months of access).
Fourth and fifth grade math enrichment focuses even more on activities based on famous mathematicians from history. Each meeting students are introduced to a "mathematician of the week." They then complete indoor and outdoor activities related to the work of that mathematician. Additionally, students participate in math games, and work on contest questions. Students will devote some time to peer-discussion of problem solutions.