Monday, July 15, 2013

2013-2014 Kingston Schedule, AMC 8

We're planning out events for the next school year, and here are two programs that will be running, starting this fall:

Event: Monthly math circle in Kingston, NY
Location: Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street
Dates: We will meet on the following Saturdays, 1pm - 3pm:

     2013: September 28, October 26, November 23, December 21 
     2014: February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14
Audience: Geared toward middle school and upper elementary students
Interested? Email and ask to join our Kingston email list.
Educators: Sign up on My Learning Plan to participate and earn credit.
Program: We feature puzzles and games, challenging problems, and hands-on projects. We help students strengthen their critical thinking skills and make math more fun. 

Event: American Math Contest 8 (AMC 8)
Location: Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 4pm-6pm.
Audience: Top math students in grades 5-8.
Interested? Email and ask to join our AMC 8  email list. We’ll provide more information this fall.
Contest: The 25 question, 40 minute AMC 8 Contest contains engaging math problems that are challenging at the middle school level. The exam is intended to inspire, promote enthusiasm, and a healthy attitude towards mathematics. Students will be exposed to the richness of middle school level mathematics at a deeper level than ordinarily encountered in the schools.

Program: Students and their families will be welcomed with refreshments before the exam. Afterwards, everyone will be treated to an engaging math talk, courtesy of the Bard Math Department.