School Upcoming Activities:
1. Continental Math League (CML): Meet every month on Nov 9, Dec 7, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 15
2. MOEMs (Math Olympiad E/M): Meet every month on Nov 16, Dec 14, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 22
3. AMC 8: Nov 19.
4. Mathcounts: Feb (Chapter Round). March (State Round)
5. EMC2: Jan 25. Gauss School selects four teams to attend Phillips Exeter Math Competition.
6. PUMAC (Princeton Math Competition): Nov 16. Gauss School with eight team members is selected to attend the International Math Competition organized by Princeton University. GSM Team is ranked 14th in Total Score and 8th in Power Round!
7. HMMT (Harvard-MIT Math Tournament): Feb 22. Gauss School with eight team members is selected to attend the HMMT February Math Tournament organized by Harvard University.
8. AMC 10/12: Feb 04 (A); Feb 19 (B)
9. AIME: March 13 (I); March 26 (II)
10. USA(J)MO: April 29/30
- AMC 8: Five students got Honor Rolls and A.Du got the perfect score
- MathCount: Three students won the Chapter Competition to enter the state round. A.Du was ranked #11 in the state competition.
- AMC 10/12: Six students got Honor Rolls and were qualified for AIME. Three students got Achievement Roll (Below 9th Grade). W.Hu and K.Wang were qualified for USAJMO.
- K.Wang won national top 10 in USAJMO and was invited to MOSP.
- 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.