Spring Break: April 19, 20 (Saturday/Sunday). We don't have classes scheduled on these two days.
- Congratulations to the USAMO and USAJMO qualifiers:
USAMO Qualifiers: K. Wang (BCA). 19 USAMO Qualifiers in NJ.
- K.Wang won the 3rd place in the North Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF) and successfully get into the Finalist of Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). K.Wang is the first student in Gauss Science Research Program, who will become the inspiration to our students in the years to come.
- 28 Gauss students are qualified to take 2014 American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME) by scoring in the top 2% of the AMC 10 competitions and top 5% of the AMC 12 competitions:
4 students got the Distinguished Rolls in AMC 12 (61 Distinguished Rolls in New Jersey);
5 students got the Honor Rolls in AMC 10;
10 Students got the Honor Rolls in AMC 12.
In addition, 11 students received recognition of Certificate of Merit awarded to students in middle school and achieved top 15% ranking on AMC 10 and students in grades 10 or less and achieved top 15% ranking on AMC 12.
- In Biology Olympiad Open Test, there are more than 8 Gauss School students qualified for Semifinalists. In Physics Olympiad F=ma test, there are 2 Gauss School students qualified for Semifinalists.
- To foster mathematical interest in young children and train them in the art of abstract thinking for complex problem-solving. A strong background in mathematics will be especially helpful in advancing their future career, regardless of their chosen field.
- To provide children a solid foundation in mathematical knowledge and equip them with the necessary tools and skills to succeed in the classroom, on standardized examinations such as the NJ-ASK, PSAT, SAT and ACT, and in national mathematical Olympiads including the AMC and Mathcounts.
- In addition to nurturing mathematical interest and ability, a strong emphasis is placed on training mathematically gifted children in preparation for Olympiads, statewide and nationwide competitions.
- We offer a comprehensive annual program, with weekly classes and relevant take-home assignments. We believe that a strong commitment to learning outside of class, including the completion of assigned homework, is pivotal to mastering the techniques and skills we teach in the classroom.
- Our curriculum is complimentary to the standard curriculum in school but also offers more challenging problems and assignments than what is usually expected in the classroom. Our curriculum is designed to meet and exceed math requirements on the SAT, ACT and AP exams. Our Olympiad math curriculum has its own system aiming for the highest standard for mathematical excellence.
- Mathematical reasoning and application is an essential component of our curriculum. We focus on unique topics for each level wherein previously learned skills and techniques will be reinforced and further developed at each step. Special emphasis is placed on the reasoning and application.
- Rigorous vs intuitive: Mathematics is a rather rigorous and strict discipline, and while we can not overestimate the importance of rigorous mathematical reasoning, it is extremely important to train students how to use plausible reasoning to solve complex problems. Ultimately, it is crucial for students to cultivate a mathematical intuition that will become vital when they work on complex mathematical scenarios in the future.
- Understanding vs memorization: Needless to say, to master math one needs to memorize certain facts, formulae and theorems. However, what is truly important for kids to be successful in math is to understand the meaning of mathematical problems and their solutions. In this way, kids can intuitively derive many remarkable yet simple answers.
- Repetitive vs creative: Repetition is an integral part of learning process for young kids, ergo "practice makes perfect." However, it is equally important to encourage kids to look for creative solutions. For example, kids should be taught at an early stage to think about how to modify a given math problem to get a new (or different) solution.
- Geometric vs algebraic method: Algebraic and geometric methods complement each other in many ways. Our curriculum is designed to foster the ability of our students to solve problems with the most efficient tools at their disposal.