Math Competition


  • Enhance students’ interest in mathematics
  • Increase intellectual capability and problem-solving skills
  • Enable students to excel in math competitions


    • College Professor – Math and Physics
    • Competitive math curriculum developer
    • Books authored
“Math Olympiad” book series,
“Math and Logic” book series,
“Math and Logic for Christmas Time
  • Coach of Math Olympiad and AMC 8
  • M.S. in Mathematics, Belarusian State University
  • CLAD (Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development) certificate, Stanford University
  • California Teaching Credential, National University


Liudmila Lekhtsikava



Elementary School: Math Olympiad (grades 4-5)

This class will introduce elementary school students to a wide variety of math problems and problem-solving strategies beyond traditional school math.

We emphasize critical thinking and help students develop skills crucial for solving more complex problems at the middle school level.

We are inviting enthusiastic and curious fourth and fifth graders who are interested in solving unusual problems, puzzles, and brainteasers, and who are ready to get serious about math in a fun and challenging environment.

Topics Sample

  • Introducing the Graph Theory: Konigsberg Bridges
  • IQ Math: Problems and Strategies
  • Chicken-and-Rabbit Problems
  • Excess-and-Shortage Problems
  • Comparison-and-Replacement Problems

Topics Sample

Introduction to Equations

Middle School: Math Olympiad and AMC 8 (grades 6-8)

The purpose of this classes is to increase students’ interest in learning mathematics, stimulate their logical reasoning skills, and expand students’ ability to think critically in different areas of life.

In these classes, middle school students will have the opportunity to explore the most important concepts in Algebra, Geometry, Number Theory, and Combinatorics at a deep level.

Students will also develop strong problem- solving skills by working on fun competition style problems as they get ready for higher-level math in school and beyond.

Sample Topics

  • Combinations and Permutations
  • The Sum and The Product Rules of Counting
  • Counting Theorems
  • Using Lists, Charts, Diagrams, Formulas, and Theorems for Counting
  • Using Counting Principles to Solve Probability Problems

Sample Problem:

Using Area of Circle Formula (taken from AMC 10 Test)

Circles A, B, and C each have radius 1. Circles A and B share one point of tangency. Circle C has a point of tangency with the midpoint of AB. What is the area inside circle C but outside circle A and circle B?

  • Combinations and Permutations
  • The Sum and The Product Rules of Counting
  • Counting Theorems
  • Using Lists, Charts, Diagrams, Formulas, and Theorems for Counting
  • Using Counting Principles to Solve Probability Problems


We host a series of Math Competitions of different types and levels for Elementary and Middle School students. These competitions provide a great opportunity for students to meet intellectual challenges and practice their problem-solving skills in a safe and friendly environment.

Competitions are as follows:

  • MOEMS (Math Olympiad)
  • AMC 8
  • Math Kangaroo
  • and Afficient Academy Math Tournaments
Competition Grades Date
AMC 8 (American Mathematics Contest) 6-8 November, 2016
MOEMS (Math Olympiad), Test #1 3-8 November, 2016
MOEMS (Math Olympiad), Test #2 3-8 December, 2016
MOEMS (Math Olympiad), Test #3 3-8 January, 2017
MOEMS (Math Olympiad), Test #4 3-8 February, 2017
MOEMS (Math Olympiad), Test #5 3-8 March, 2017
Math Kangaroo, International Competition in Mathematics 1-12 March, 2017
Afficient Academy Math Tournament 3-8 May, 2017

How to enroll my child

Contact us and we’ll take care of the following:

  • Explain to you and your child, the rules, procedures and awards for each competition
  • Register your child for all of the competitions or the competitions of your choice at Afficient         Academy Learning Center
  • Contact your child’s school administrator to avoid a conflict of participation
  • Send you an invitation/reminder a week, and a day before the upcoming competition

How to prepare my child

Option #1:

Option #2:

Elementary School: Math Olympiad
(Grades 4th & 5th)
6/17/17 – 8/5/17

4th - 5thSaturday10:00 am - 12:00 pm$400

Middle School: Math Olympiad & AMC 8
(Grades 6th – 8th)
6/17/17 – 8/5/17

Grades Date TimePrice
6th - 8thSaturday1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$400


Students can start at any time. For those who join after the first day of class, tuition will be prorated accordingly.

If you would like our staff to contact you for more information and on how to get started with Math Competition click below