This last Saturday MEK held its 2018 Math Competition for 4th-7th graders who love math! Thank you to all who attended. We hope you had as much fun as we did.
If you weren’t able to make it this year or if your child wants to compete next year, here is a recap of what you missed:
- Students were separated into two categories:
- Elementary level: 4th-5th graders
- Middle school level: 6th-7th graders
- They each had to solve:
- 20 operation questions in 20 minutes
- 25 competition questions in 60 minutes
- They were not allowed to use a calculator
- All questions were multiple choice
- Students had to show their work
- Questions were all pre-algebra problems
- 4 points for a correct answer
- 1 point deducted for incorrect answer
- 0 points for an unanswered questions
- Judges and Proctors were MEK’s lead math staff:
- MEK Founder & Headmaster: Gunn Ahn
- MEK Program Director: Paul Lee
- MEK Director of Exam Prep: Tony Kim
- MEK Math Lab Coordinator: Ethan Kim
- MEK Math Lab Instructor: Binal Patel
- 1st – 3rd place in each category received a trophy
- 4th-6th place received a certificate for honorable mention
- Click here to view list of winners!
Tryouts for MEK’s Math Team (MAPC):
The competition also served as a tryout for MEK’s elite math team for 5th-8th grade. Those who qualify will be notified within two weeks and invited to join MAPC. Sessions begin in Fall 2018. Qualifying for the math team will not just depend upon students’ scores, but also their work. So a student who didn’t place at the math competition may still qualify for the team.
Parent Seminar on MAPC:
During the parent seminar, we gave a presentation on what MAPC has to offer their child, and how it fits in to our math programs as a whole.
MAPC was started and is still led by MEK’s founder: Mr. Gunn Ahn
MEK’s Math Lab program provides a unique one-on-one tutoring session program for 1st-10th graders that helps students succeed in the CCSS classroom and build a strong mathematical foundation.
Young students who have a passion for math and wish to go further in their understanding and proficiency of mathematical problems and concepts should tryout for MAPC.
7th graders participating in MAPC may also be applying to Bergen County Academies magnet high school or another prestigious high school. Many parents have questions about how MAPC effects their BCA admissions process.
Now that the competition is complete, parents will be receiving notice from MEK with their child’s score, rank, and whether they qualify for MAPC.
Call 855-346-1410 for more information or to register for MEK Math Labs.