Events
Math and Coding Contests

American Mathematics Competition AMC 8
Tuesday, January 17th 2023, 6pm at Prime Factor office
Grades 6-8 and advanced 5th graders
Cost: $20 per student


The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

AMC 8 could be taken through your school. If your student doesn't have an opportunity to participate in school, join us!
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American Mathematics Competition AMC10A/12B
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022, 6pm, Prime Factor office
Students in grades 8-12
Cost: $20


The AMC 10/12 is a 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examination in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The AMC 10/12 is for students in 10th grade and below, and 12 and below, correspondingly, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10/12th grade. The AMC 10/12 provides an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad.

There are two options for AMC 10/12: AMC10/12A and AMC10/12B, on two different dates. We offer AMC10/12B only; you can take AMC10/12A at another institution, if desired.

AMC 10/12 could be taken through your school. If your student doesn't have an opportunity to participate in school, join us! Notice that you can take either AMC10B or AMC12B, as they are conducted at the same time.
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Noetic Learning Contest
Sunday November 13th, Prime Factor Office
10 am or 11:30 am
Grades 2-6
Cost: $15 per student
Deadline to register: Nov 3rd, 2022


Join us for this fun problem-solving contest for grades 2-6.

The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math. During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to enrich their problem solving experiences.

Noetic Learning contest is an individual competition, but registration is done through an educational institution. To participate in the contest with Prime Factor, register with us and join us for the contest!
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Math Kangaroo Competition
March 16 2023, Local Math Kangaroo centers
Registration is open at Math Kangaroo website
Cost: $21 per student


Math Kangaroo is a popular international non-selective mathematics competition for students in grades 1 to 12.
It emphasizes math reasoning, logic and creative problem-solving, and helps students develop their skills and reach their potential in math. The problems you will find in Math Kangaroo are nothing like the run-of-the-mill problems the students normally tackle in class. They are creative and challenging. They require logical reasoning and out-of-the-box thinking.

The contest can be taken in any local center. Prime Factor runs several sessions in Redmond (Overlake Office)

Registration is at Math Kangaroo Registration Portal

New Scracth Coding Course for Ukranian students

Программирование на Скретч
Среда, 18:30 - 20:00, 10 занятий
Prime Factor: 2707 152nd Ave NE Suite 6L, Redmond, WA 98052
Grades 5-7
Cost: $200, при сложных финансовых обстоятельствах предоставляется дополнительная помощь.


Дорогие ученики и родители!
Школа Prime Factor начинает набор на ЛЬГОТНЫЙ курс по программированию на “Скретч” на русском языкe для учеников 5-7 классов, приехавших из Украины!

О чем и зачем этот курс?
Прежде всего, это наш вклад в поддержку Украины. Мы хотим, чтобы у украинских детей была возможность учиться у профессионалов, не смотря ни на какие финансовые сложности. Чтобы они могли заниматься интересными предметами и делать увлекательные проекты. Наконец, чтобы им было комфортно на уроках. Поэтому обучение будет вестись на родном для них украинском или русском языке (по желанию группы). Мы надеемся, что дети найдут в классах единомышленников и подружатся (ведь это так важно для школьников, особенно если они совсем недавно в новой стране).

Наши занятия учат детей мыслить, строить алгоритмы и реализовать их. Наши ученики создают проекты, в которых используют все эти умения. Обычно “Скретч” воспринимают как язык для самых маленьких, но низкий порог старта совсем не означает низкий потолок возможностей. "Скретч" – именно об этом! Блочное программирование позволяет отвлечься от рутины (вроде написания команд и заботы об их синтаксисе) и сосредоточиться на творчестве, на создании историй и игр.
Преподаватель курса: Марина Золочевская

Занятия будут проходить очно в Редмонде (район Overlake) по средам с 18:30 до 20:00. Первое занятие - пробное, его можно оплатить отдельно от годового курса. Годовой курс состоит из трех триместров, по 10 уроков в каждом. Семестр стоит $200 (это вдвое меньше обычной цены). Возможны дополнительные скидки для тех, у кого сложное финансовое положение.

Этот курс будет вестись по интенсивной продвинутой программе, и нам важно, чтобы этот курс хорошо подошел для вашего ребенка. Поэтому прием на курс производится по результатам вступительного теста. Чтобы получить тест, пожалуйста, идите по ссылке ниже. Когда вы пройдете тест, учитель свяжется с вами.

Тестирование для Скретч

Coding Land Coding Contest

Coding Land Scratch contest
Saturday, May 21st 2022, 4:30pm-6:15pm, ONLINE
Grades 4-7
Cost: $25 per student


Coding Land is a one-of-a-kind competition for students who enjoy programming and want to test themselves on a set of cool coding problems. This challenge is about computational thinking, Scratch coding skills, being a creative problem solver, and having fun.

Participants will be working on a set of multi-step coding problems designed so that everyone will find challenges matching their skills and knowledge. These unique problems, which start as accessible for elementary-school students, require plenty of out-of-the-box thinking and Scratch skills for complete solutions. Grading will be done by a team of experienced judges. The event will be followed by a webinar, where the organizers will discuss the solution. Coding Land takes place online and runs in individual format. Students grades 4-7 are invited.

The contest is offered in two levels: Coders and Coders Plus.

For the Coders level, we invite kids who enjoy Scratch coding and who have experience with Scratch programming. Coders Plus is for more advanced students with a deeper knowledge of the Scratch environment and better abilities to use the language to their advantage.

The results of the competition will be tallied by grades. For example, 6th-graders performing at the Coders Plus level will be compared to other 6th graders at the same level. All participants will get participation certificates. The winners will get diplomas.

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