Math Team

  • 2018 - 2019

    Welcome to Math Team! Do you like to solve puzzles? Do you enjoy math? Are you ready for a challenge? This is a great opportunity to enhance math skills and gain confidence in problem solving.

    Come join us on every other Thursday afternoon from 2:35-3:45!

    Math Team meets once every two weeks on Thursdays beginning November 20. Teachers present a new topic or skill, and homework will be posted on Google Classroom on a weekly basis. Students will check their own homework and share their solutions through the document camera.

    Beginning in January we will be joining a national math league and competing in online competitions through April. Weekly meetings will be focused on preparation for competitions. We will host an end of the year celebration in May.

    Please carefully read the following...

    Eligibility Math Team is open to all 4th and 5th grade students at Liberty Park Elementary School. We are looking for students who are eager to learn and ready to challenge themselves! Please see the sample homework to get an idea of the kinds of problems we will be solving.

    Attendance:  Please make an effort to attend as many meetings as possible.

    We anticipate that from time to time a participant will not be able to attend because of a conflict in schedule or illness. Homework and notes from each week will be posted on Google Classroom for those who were not able to attend and for any student who wishes to review concepts taught in class. If a student needs additional help, he/she is encouraged to ask a teacher, friend or parent.

    Registration and Forms Please go to the VHELP website under the “Extracurricular” tab and look for Math Team. Click to go to the Math Team page. Complete the Google form. After we receive your registration, you will be sent a code for your child to join Google Classroom.

    For the 2018 - 2019 year, we are asking for a $10 suggested donation to cover the cost of supplies, joining Perennial Math League, and an end of the year celebration. This is only a suggested donation and is NOT a requirement to join math team.

    Snack: Since most students are hungry after school, which makes it difficult to concentrate on problem solving, we suggest that each student bring their own snack to each meeting. Students must bring their own water bottles. Please be aware that no candy is allowed.

    Ready to get started? Here’s what you need to do... Step 1: Visit the Math Team page under the Extracurricular tab on the VHELP website. Step 2: Fill out the registration form.