Math Club


Session II – Syllabus

Week One:

Project: How much does it cost to paint your living room?

Problem of the Week

Week Two:

MATHCOUNTS Activity

MATHCOUNTS Competition Warm-Up 1

Week Three:

Project: Living a Minimum Lifestyle on Minimum Wage

Problem of the Week

Week Four:

MATHCOUNTS Activity

MATHCOUNTS Competition Warm-Up 2

Week Five:

Project: Planning a Vacation

Problem of the Week

Week Six:

MATHCOUNTS Activity

MATHCOUNTS Competition Warm-Up 3

Week Seven:

Project: Garbage everywhere! How much is in Chicago?

Problem of the Week

Week Eight:

MATHCOUNTS Activity

MATHCOUNTS Competition Warm-Up 4

Additional Resources: (Books, Websites, etc.)

https://www.mathcounts.org/programs/math-club

https://www.mathcounts.org/resources/problem-of-the-week

Goals and objectives:

In this session, we will do MATHCOUNTS activities and real-life projects alternately.

Each MATHCOUNTS activity starts with a game or an activity. Then students will be guided to explore the math concepts or strategies behind the game or activity. The whole hands-on process will help students to become better problem solvers. After the MATHCOUNTS activity, students will be given MATHCOUNTS competition Warm-Up problems to have more challenging practice.

During project week, one real-life problem is given each week. By exploring and solving the problem, students can understand the math concepts deeper, as well as real-life issues. After the project, we will work together on some challenging math problems from the Math Club’s website.

Session 1  ~  Syllabus

Goals and Objectives:

  • Each lesson starts with a game or an activity. Then students will be guided to explore the math concepts or strategies behind the game or activity. The whole hands-on process will help students to become better problem solvers.
  • At the end of each lesson, students will be given more challenging math problems from the Math Club’s website.

 

Week One:

Reflection Battle  –  A twisted Battleship game that uses the knowledge of symmetry and builds problem-solving and strategy skills.

Week Two:

Math Messengers  –  A mathematical Telephone Game that boosts students’ teamwork and problem-solving skills as they work together to solve a series of problems.

Week Three:

Sum Fun Tournament  –  A game with fun problems to solve and constantly changing teammates and opponents.

Week Four:

Dice Duel  –  A dice game to explore probability and playing strategies.

Week Five:

Fence Me In  –  Calculating perimeter and area with a fun strategy game.

Week Six:

Salute  –  A card game to practice “writing” equations in the heads and solving for the unknown.

Week Seven:

The Multiplication Game  –  A mathematical twist on a classic BINGO game.

Week Eight:

Challenging math problems contest.

 

Additional Resources:

https://www.mathcounts.org/programs/math-club

https://www.mathcounts.org/resources/problem-of-the-week