Math Club Parent Meeting - Spring 2012

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Math Club Parent Meeting - Spring 2012

  1. 1. RaiderMath Mean Green Math MachineThe Math Club at Quail Valley
  2. 2. Agenda Contest Math Class RaiderMath Math Club Summer Cyber-Camp Parent Involvement
  3. 3. Your Coaches Gwen Curtice  Level 1 Math; Contest Math Don Simmons  Algebra; Geometry; Contest Math
  4. 4. What Your Coaches Do Gwen Curtice  Works with Junior Varsity  Focuses on number sense, calculator, and fundamental skills  TMSCA Board of Directors member
  5. 5. What Your Coaches Do Don Simmons  Works with Varsity team members  Prepares students for higher-level math  Focuses on Mathcounts and AMC competitions  Summer Cyber-Camp Coach
  6. 6. Contest Math Elective Two classes  Newer students – Ms. Curtice  Competition skills, TMSCA preparation  Advanced students – Mr. Simmons  Critical thinking skills, Mathcounts & AMC preparation
  7. 7. Contest Math Elective Placement Test Place students in the appropriate class Determine skill sets Administered in the fall
  8. 8. Contest Math Elective Commitment expected Treat class as a core subject Participate in competitions throughout the year  A minimum of 80% of weekend tournaments
  9. 9. RaiderMath Math Club Commitment expected Treat club time as learning time Participate in competitions throughout the year TMSCA State Tournament Required
  10. 10. Objectives To offer an outlet for those students who enjoy mathematics To improve student math skills and prepare them for a competitive environment To participate in a variety of mathematics competitions
  11. 11. Meetings Weekly Meetings Mondays 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm FIRST MEETING: September 10
  12. 12. Website http://raidermath.net
  13. 13. Competitions – Classroom Mathcounts Club AMC-8 and AMC-10 Math Olympiad Texas Math League Sigma Purple Comet
  14. 14. Competitions – Saturday Mathcounts  3 Minis; Chapter; State Quail Valley Math Tournament Other Math Tournaments TMSCA  4 practice; 3 qualifiers; State
  15. 15. Competitions at Quail Valley 4th Annual Quail Valley Math Tournament  Early December 2012 Mathcounts – Final Pre-Chapter Prep  January 2013 TMSCA Regional  March 2013
  16. 16. 2011 – 2012 Results Mathcounts – 8th in state Mathcounts Gold Level Club AMC – Merit School  10 Honor Roll Students Purple Comet – 2 teams in top 50 in world TMSCA – 3rd in state
  17. 17. 2012 – 2013 Outlook Many of our medal winners have moved on We will be young and inexperienced We need to “prime the pump” A Summer Program is necessary to prepare for success
  18. 18. Summer Cyber -Camp A web-based preparation program Designed to…  Build foundation skills  Have kids ready for fall tournaments Monitored by Mr. Simmons
  19. 19. How Does It Work? Web-based progressive practices Web-based video lessons Downloadable selected practices Website-based discussion  Periodic problems for group discussion
  20. 20. Linked from RaiderMath.net Use our RaiderMath website as a hub Links, materials, instructions, and discussions will all be here Activities will be monitored
  21. 21. Club Funding from FBISD $0
  22. 22. In Other Words…We need your help!
  23. 23. Why Do We Need Money? Materials  We are constantly updating our preparation and practice materials Entry Fees  Every tournament requires entry fees Travel  Bus, meal, and hotel costs
  24. 24. What Happens to Extra Funds? We Give Back  This year we have made a grant of over $3,000 to the Quail Valley algebra program  Classroom set of TI-Nspires complete with the Navigator interactive wireless system.
  25. 25. Where Do We Get Our Money? Math Tournaments  Concessions, Entry fees Fundraisers  Cookie dough, Pizza cards Tee-shirts YOU
  26. 26. How Can You Help? Volunteer your time Make a donation Ask your company
  27. 27. Volunteering Photos at meetings & competitions Scrapbooker Competition chaperones QVMC tournaments help –  Scorers; monitors; registration; concessions
  28. 28. Ask Your Company Many companies have matching contributions Some will give outright grants Ask if your employer will help
  29. 29. Student Tee-Shirt -- $15.00
  30. 30. Parent Tee-Shirt -- $15.00
  31. 31. Thank You! What questions do you have for us?

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