Prime Factor Math Circle and School of Programming


Elementary School Circle 3 (Grades 5-6) Materials, 2013-2014

Date Topics
First Semester
Session 1 Magic squares exploration. "Fold a square" puzzles. Homework.
Session 2 Knights and liars. Logic problems.
Session 3 Word problems: heads and legs.
Session 4 Mathematical Auction.  Homework.
Session 5 Problems on speed and relative motion. Geometry on grid-lined paper.
Session 6 Math Marathon: problems on speed and motion.  Homework.
Session 7 Weighings and counterfeit coins.
Session 8 Alternations as invariant. Magic paper cups.
Session 9 Geometry: sum of the angles in a triangle.  Homework.
Session 10 Math Dominoes tournament.
Second Semester
Session 11 Decimal numbers: place-value problems
Session 12 Combinatorics: how well can you count?
Session 13 Combinatorics: the second lesson.
Session 14 Mathematical Chase tournament.
Session 15 Efficient Calculations.
Session 16 Platonic Solids.  Homework.
Session 17 Mathematical Auction Tournament.
Session 18 Math Kangaroo prep
Session 19 "Working together” word problems
Session 20 Mathematics of Hanoi Towers.
Third Semester
Session 21 Cube and other 3D solids
Session 22 Cross-sections
Session 23 Math Hockey game.
Session 24 Prime factorization
Session 25 Roman numerals and roman numerals puzzles
Session 26 More on prime factorization
Session 27 More on prime factorization. Polyhedra from paper plates.
Session 28 Pascal triangles and travel on a grid.
Session 29 Mathematical Dominoes tournament

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