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High School Math Club

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Note: Enrollment in this club is limited. Registration will close once the maximum club size is reached.

Open to: Grades 7–12

Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math score required

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and experience with competitions at the AMC 8 (or similar) level or above.

Challenge Level: High School

Club Format: Session Based. See calendar for session dates and application deadlines.

Club Length: 12 weeks

Club Code: CLHM

Club Description

Description

Welcome to the club! CTY’s High School Math Club is an opportunity for students who enjoy solving problems and learning mathematical concepts to come together and learn in a community setting.

Through forum discussion, problem-solving, and bi-weekly competitions, students will work together in an informal environment. Students will form teams of 4-5 and join sessions led by the club coach as well as TAs. This club has synchronous virtual club meetings, but participation is highly encouraged. View the schedule on the Synchronous Session tab for club meeting times.

A few notes about CTY High School Math Club:
This is not meant to replace or be considered a core piece of any club that CTY offers. While curricular content will be introduced, it is not at the quantity of a club, the focus is on giving students a chance to interact as a team rather than individual time working with a club advisor.

Virtual classrooms, and student activities in the classroom, may be recorded and added to the club as an ongoing asset for all club students to review. Students may be invited to interact in CTY community spaces that include students and club coordinators/coaches and potentially specially invited guests that are not enrolled in their club. Student contributions (forum posts, solutions, etc.) may remain after the student completes their enrollment. These artifacts may be preserved to showcase student work or to continue important conversations with future students.

List of Topics

Varies by session, but will include a number of topics in Probability, Combinatorics, Geometry, Algebra, and Number Theory. While a focus will be on competitions, there will be discussions on test-taking strategies and general math concepts as well.

Synchronous Session

Teams will generally meet every other week. One group will meet on Saturdays from 2–3:30 p.m. ET, the other group will meet on Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. ET. Students will receive the schedule with specific dates when the club begins.

Time Required

As the club is meant to be a supplement as opposed to a full course, there is little time needed to set aside as required outside of the synchronous sessions. Students are invited to post to forums moderated by teaching assistants on a weekly basis.

Technical Requirements

This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.