#### Math Competition

### Objectives

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

### HEAD COACH

- 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*

### Classes

### 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

### Competitions

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:**

- Register your child to participate in the competitions at Afficient Academy Learning Center
- Enroll your child in Math Olympiad or AMC 8 classes at Afficient Academy.

**Option #2:**

- Register your child to participate in the competitions at Afficient Academy Learning Center
- Receive the Sample Problem Set to review at home with your child.

(Grades 4th & 5th)

1/7/17 – 5/20/17

Grades | Date | Time | Price |
---|---|---|---|

4th - 5th | Saturday | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | $1,000 |

(Grades 6th – 8th)

1/7/17 – 5/20/17

Grades | Date | Time | Price |
---|---|---|---|

6th - 8th | Saturday | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | $1,000 |

**Note:**

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