Free Virtual Math Club

August 16th, 2010 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Monday, August 16, 2010 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Virtual Math Club

Age Range: 11-15 (middle school/early high school math ability level)

This new website offers a Virtual Math Club that provides a new, free math problem set each week along with video solutions and lessons on key math topics.

The site was developed and is maintained by Jolene Gleason who has a M.S. degree in electrical engineering. She worked as an electrical engineer for 15 years before becoming a full-time homeschool parent to her highly gifted son. She currently teaches middle-school Competitive Math Training. 

Jolene sent me a note that explains what her website is all about. She wrote:

“The Virtual Math Club is for students who are interested in developing their mathematical problem solving skills using problems similar to those found on math contests such as the AMC 8, AMC 10, MATHCOUNTS, or the middle school Math Olympiads.

I post a problem set each week, and then come back later in the week and post the answers and video solutions.

I will also post lessons on key topics that are not typically covered in the standard mathematics curriculum such as combinatorics, probability, and number theory.

But even if you are not interested in participating in math contests, you will benefit from sharpening your problem-solving skills. You’ll probably even enjoy it.

These problems are fun, more like puzzles. The process of solving a problem can be frustrating, but solving a hard problem is extremely satisfying and leaves you craving more. And the more problems you solve, the better problem solver you’ll become. You’ll develop the persistence, patience, and perseverance it takes to be a good problem solver. Check it out. It’s free!”

When you get to the site, you’ll see the current week’s problem set. Use the menu at the top of the page and click on “Problems” to access all of the problems and solutions that have been posted so far.

Jolene appreciates feedback from her readers in an effort to provide an on-going terrific resource for those who find joy in the process of mathematical problem-solving.


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