Montlake Math Challenge

Welcome to the Montlake Math Challenge! 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: Tuesdays, 2:50-3:50
Location: Room 9 (Mr. Schultz' classroom)
First Day of Class: October 1, 2013
Instructors: Mikaela Hertel, Alexa Rust
Contact Information: aerust [at] u [dot] washington [dot] edu

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


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About instructors:

Mikaela Hertel: Mikaela graduated from the University of Washington last summer with a degree in Mathematics, focusing on education. She has been a math tutor since junior high and would like to be a high school math teacher someday. She is delighted to be able to participate in Montlake Math Challenge and enthusiastic about showing students how beautiful math can be.

Alexa Rust: Alexa is a junior at the University of Washington majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Philosophy. Currently she is the vice president of the Math Club at the University of Washington. Alexa tutored in the Math Learning Center at Shoreline Community College when she was a Running Start student there. Alexa is excited to share her love of math and is very happy to be returning to the Montlake Math Challenge this year.

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