Prime Factor Math Circle and School of Programming


Elementary School Circle 2 (Grades 4-5) Materials, 2013-2014

Date Topics
First Semester
Session 1 Problem solving session.  Potpourri.  Homework.
Session 2 How to cut a cake.
Session 3 Number systems 1:  An ancient tribe and number systems. 
Session 4 Math Dominoes game.  Homework.
Session 5 Number systems 2:  How Egyptians counted.
Session 6 Number systems 3:  Greeks and Babylonians. Positional number systems.
Session 7 Math Hockey tournament. 
Session 8 Combinatorics in an ice cream store.  Word problems and models. 
Session 9 Combinatorics: can you count? Slot rule.  Homework.
Session 10 Math Dominoes tournament
Second Semester
Session 11 Is it really impossible? Crossings and constructions.
Session 12 Copycat robot puzzles.
Session 13 Water-Pouring problems
Session 14 Order of operations and Math Python
Session 15 Math Kangaroo practice
Session 16 Venn diagrams.  Homework.
Session 17 Logics: sets, if/then logics
Session 18 Unicursal figures
Session 19 Math Kangaroo practice
Session 20 Mathematical Auction
Third Semester
Session 21 Triangular numbers and mental math.  "Candy row" strategic game.
Session 22 Geometry and the grazing goats.
Session 23 Alternations: snake in a box.  Math Magic with ropes.
Session 24 Word problems; Problems on rates
Session 25 Math Dominoes tournament.  Homework.
Session 26 Four Colors  Theorem
Session 27 Fibonacci Numbers
Session 28 Probability intro.
Session 29 Mathematical Hockey
Session 30 Island of Blue and Brown Eyes

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