Montlake Math Challenge

Welcome to the Montlake Math Challenge 2015-2016! The Montlake Math Challenge is an after school program for 4th and 5th grade students who love math and would like to extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the standard school curriculum. The goal of the program is to present math as a fun and challenging activity. The focus will be hands-on exploration, discovery, discussions, and games based on mathematical ideas. Yet, the class is a serious endeavor. Students will be expected to have their brains working, keep their attention on the problem at hand, and put some effort into homework. The program is neither a free extended day service, nor it is intended to help with the regular school math homework. We ask that only motivated students ready for an extra challenge join.

Meeting Times: Thursdays, 2:50-3:50
Location: Room 9
First Day of Class: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Instructors: Manar Riman, Natalie Frank
Contact Information: mnr6 [at] uw [dot] edu or natalief [at] uw [dot] edu

If you would like to enroll your child in Montlake Math Challenge, return the registration form to the office.


Class Rules and Expectations:

Montlake Math Challenge has the following code of conduct: If a student seriously violates these rules, we will email their parents. One the third email, we will ask the student to leave the class permanently. Hopefully this does not happen!

Every week, we will send home 1 homework problem and 1 challenge problem, which will also be posted on this page under the Announcements section. Please help your student with the problems, but let them do the work. If any questions arise about the problems over the week, feel free to email us about them. We expect the 1 homework problem to be done for the next class, though the challenge problem will be optional.

About instructors:

Manar Riman

Manar is a a third year math PhD student at the University of Washington. Her research interests are number theory, algebraic geometry, and arithmetic geometry. She is thrilled to join the program this year to pass on her love of math to the outstanding young students.

Natalie Frank

Natalie is a third year undergraduate student at the University of Washington studying math and statistics. She is passionate about math and excited to be teaching this program. In her free time she enjoys hiking, running, and cooking.

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