What Should We Do During Meeting Time?

Suggestions:

- Make meeting times as fun as possible!
- Have a time for students to ask questions about work they need help with. If possible, have other students answer the question.
- Play games that emphasize math and problem solving. Examples: 3-
D tic- tac- toe; checkers/chess, strategy games; etc. - Have a problem of the week for the students to take home and solve. Discuss methods of solving the problem the next week. MATHCOUNTS' Problem of the Week could be used.
- Have a lesson. Possible topics: Things not included in general curriculum for your grades
- Suggestions from the MATHCOUNTS program MATHCOUNTS Toolbox
- MATHCOUNTS Bible by Diaz (with complete listing of facts to know)
- Topics Suggested in John Cocharo’s Math Solutions (Purchase Information Included)
- Topics listed by MATHCOUNTS Handbook in the problem index
- MATHCOUNTS' Club Program materials
- Suggestions from AMC 8
- arithmetic of integers,
- fractions and decimals,
- percent and proportion,
- number theory,
- informal geometry,
- perimeter,
- area,
- volume,
- probability and statistics,
- logical reasoning.
- Textbooks from Artofproblemsolving.com the Art of Problem Solving Volume 1: the Basics
- the Art of Problem Solving Introduction to Counting & Probability
- the Art of Problem Solving Introduction to Geometry
- the Art of Problem Sovling Introduction to Number Theory
- Other Suggestions Hard Math for Middle School
- Competition Math for Middle School
- John Cocharo’s Math Solutions
- Frank Ho’s Math Contest Preparation
- As much as possible, have students teach and help each other!
- Have a snack (once again, snack can be important!)
- Have a competition time (this adds excitement and fun to your club time). Possibly have prizes for mathletes that improve thier scores.

MATHCOUNTS.org has sample session (lesson) plans available on their web site that can be followed step by step during meetings. This page also has a coaches' toolbox that list many things the students need to memorize and a sample score sheet.

Here are some recommended sites for extra student practice. These could be assigned
as take-

i. MATHCOUNTS' Problem of the Week

ii. MathJams

iii. Problems from ASHME (American High School Mathematics Examination)