Prime Factor Math Circle and School of Programming

 

Grade 3-4 Math Circle Materials, 2011-12.


Date Topics
First Semester
Session 1
09/23/2011
What is a math circle? What kind of problems do we plan to work on? Homework.
Session 2
09/30/2011
The logic of true and false. The problems with shortages and extras. Homework.
Session 3
10/07/2011
Different types of logic problems. Homework.
Session 4
10/14/2011
Cryptography: Can you read my secret message? Homework.
Session 5
10/21/2011
Reflection symmetry and coded pictures.
Session 6
10/28/2011
Halloween Math Domino game.
Session 7
11/04/2011
Rotational symmetry and problems with comparisons.
Session 8
11/18/2011
How much does it weigh? Also, Losers in a dark cave.
Session 9
12/02/2011
Fun with mirrors.
Second Semester
Session 10
12/09/2011
More on weights. Moebius strip.
Session 11
01/06/2012
Cube nets and 3D structures. Introducing a fractal tree.
Session 12
01/13/2012
Adventures in Binary Land.
Session 13
01/27/2012
More on binary numbers. Areas.
Session 14
02/03/2012
Math Chase team game.
Session 15
02/10/2012
Playing with two dice. Triangular numbers.
Session 16
02/17/2012
Math Abacus game.
Session 17
03/02/2012
Working backwards, and Math Kangaroo individual practice.
Session 18
03/09/2012
Math Domino game.
Third Semester
Session 19
03/16/2012
Cryptoglyphs on Roborock planet. Sierpinski triangle.
Session 20
03/23/2012
Magic Squares! Also, More on Sierpinski triangle.
Session 21
03/30/2012
Math Hockey team game.
Session 22
04/06/2012
Combinatorics: how to count effectively. Koch snowflake. Ken-ken puzzles.
Session 23
04/20/2012
Walks in a labyrinth and Pascal's triangle. Tangram geometry.
Session 24
04/27/2012
A dragon, a smiley man, and Pascal's triangle. Black box team game.
Session 25
05/04/2012
A happy tribe walks. Black box game.
Session 26
05/11/2012
More happy tribe walks and Pascal's triangle. Stick puzzles.
Session 27
05/18/2012
Math Hockey team game.
Session 28
06/01/2012
Jotto game. Polyhedra construction.



Prime Factor Math Circle is a nonprofit organization. The goal of Prime Factor is to engage school children in the world of extracurricular mathematics with the purpose of developing their math knowledge, problem solving skills and creative thinking abilities. We have a lot of plans and ideas how to grow and expand. We welcome donations and we will put them to a good use.