- Participants should have a folder or binder for storing their worksheets and other handouts. No one should leave their papers or pencils lying around at the end of math club.

5th-grade math club is run by Andrew Myers and Hadas Kress-Gazit under the auspices of the PTA. Other parents are helping, and this is very welcome!

Andrew Myers

Dept. of Computer Science

Cornell University

Email:[click here]

Hadas Kress-Gazit

Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Cornell University

Email:[click here]

Where available, worksheets can be accessed by clicking on the topic title.

Date | Topic | |
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Oct 9 | Geometric similarity | |

Oct 16 | Scaling laws | |

Oct 23 | Angles and parallels (solns) | |

Oct 30 | Logic puzzles | |

Nov 6 | Pascal's triangle | |

Nov 13 | Fall Noetic Contest | |

Nov 17 (Tuesday!) | AMC 8 contest at Boynton | |

Nov 20 | Early dismissal—no math club | |

Nov 27 | Thanksgiving break—no math club | |

Dec 4 | Math Olympiad Contest 1 (of 5) | |

Dec 11 | Number bases | |

Dec 18 | Math Olympiad Contest 2 | |

Jan 8 | Math Olympiad 2 review | |

Jan 15 | Modular arithmetic (solns) | |

Jan 22 | Math Olympiad Contest 3 | |

Jan 29 | Area and volume | |

Feb 5 | Right triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem (solns) | |

Feb 12 | February break–no math club | |

Feb 19 | Math Olympiad Contest 4 | |

Feb 26 | Contest 4 roundup (soln) | |

Mar 4 | Cryptarithm problems (solns) | |

Mar 11 | Half day—no math club | |

Mar 18 | Math Olympiad Contest 5 | |

Mar 25 | Hexaflexagons [ flexagon.net | 1.5 in triangles | 2.0 in triangles ] | |

Apr 1 | Polyhedra [ Paper Models of Polyhedra ] | |

Apr 8 | Noetic practice contest | |

Apr 15 | Noetic contest | |

Apr 22 | More logic puzzles | |

Apr 29 | School recess—no math club | |

May 6 | Mathematics of juggling (with Allen Knutson) |

- Probability
- Fractions and the GCD algorithm
- Cellular automata
- Cryptography
- Boolean algebra