Math Club

2023-2024 Chairs: Hongkai Chen and Daiki Sasaki 


For 4th and 5th grade only. All levels welcome. Math Club will be after school on Tuesdays 2:45pm- 3:45pm for the 2023-2024 school year.



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UPDATE: Math Club is full and we are not accepting any more students onto the waitlist. Thank you for your interest!


Registration Opens: Tuesday, September 19 at 8:30am.


How to Register: Please purchase/renew your PTA annual membership before registration day. Otherwise, you cannot find the registration form on 9/19.

Find the Math Club registration form in My Family's Forms/Paperwork once registration opens. Complete the form and payment. Your registration is confirmed only after payment is received. 


You can choose to send a check. If the spots you want are all sold out, please join the waitlist.


IMPORTANT: To register, you must agree to all Math Club policies on the registration form by initialing next to each policy. Read the policies now.


Club Fees: $760

Fees cover coach's fees, materials, and general operating expenses. No math competitions are included: additional registration fees apply if you choose to compete.


If you need financial assistance to pay the club fee, please choose the "pay by check" option when checking out, so your registration will not be delayed. Then, contact our counselor Ms. Geck ( to initiate the process.


Refund Policy: There are no refunds after the fourth meeting (October 24th).


Club Meetings

Club meetings begin October 3rd and run on Tuesdays, 2:45pm-3:45pm through May.


Tentative meeting dates are listed below, but all dates are dependent on room availability. If we must cancel Math Club, we will email parents with as much notice as possible.



Month Days
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov 7, 14
Jan 2 (moc AMC), 9, 16, 30
Feb 6, 13, 27
Mar 5, 12, 19, 26
Apr 2, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14



Math competitions

Students are not automatically registered for any math competitions. Please read the following
information regarding each competition. Medina elementary students who are NOT registered in the
Math Club are also welcomed to participate in these competitions.



Volunteers for math competition days will be needed. Please email if you would like to volunteer.



Math Kangaroo




Medina Math Club is excited to host Math Kangaroo for the 2024 Competition.


If you are new to Math Kangaroo please read Math Kangaroo History. At our center the competition will be in-person, proctored by Math Club and our parent volunteers.


The 2024 Competition will take place on Thursday March 21, 2024 at our school. The competition starts right after school. Registration is open for all 1st to 5th grade Medina Elementary students. While we have plenty of spots available, there is a limit on the number of spots we have so register ASAP.


In brief, the competition is:

  1. 75-minute multiple choice test.
  2. 24 questions (grades 1 - 4), 8 questions for 3 points, 8 questions for 4 points and 8 questions for
    5 points.
  3. 30 questions (grades 5 - 12), 10 questions for 3 points, 10 questions for 4 points and 10 questions
    for 5 points.
  4. Most questions are word problems; they are chosen by The International Math Kangaroo
    Committee annually.
  5. Every student qualifies who can read and work independently at his/her school grade level.
  6. Each registered student has free access to online video solutions for questions from previous
  7. Each in-person or online center participant receives a T-shirt, an electronic certificate, and a gift.
  8. The national winners (first 20 ranks) and state winners (first 3 ranks) are publicly recognized on
    our website.
  9. Winners receive medals, ribbons, magnets, and electronic or in-kind prizes after the ranking
    announcement. Several sophomore students are awarded with math camps. Senior high school
    students with consistent top rankings in several consecutive years receive college grants.


Students can practice their skills and know how to solve Math Kangaroo questions through the complimentary sample questions from previous years, free online video solutions (available after register), free and paid workshops, books, and other study material. Practice material is available at:


Registration Details

 The 2024 Competition will take place on Thursday March 21, 2024 at our school. Registration is open for all 1st to 5th grade Medina Elementary students.


The registration link below is open.


Register for Math Kangaroo


The steps to register:

  1. Please fill out this form at byte by Friday, December 15.

  2. Please click ‘Proceed to Checkout’ and finish the payment ($0).

  3. Once we have received all registrations, a private invitational code will be shared through email at Dec 15th, which you can go to:

    Math Kangaroo Login

  4. Log in with your login and password or establish your user account if you are new.

  5. Click on the tab By Invitation.

  6. Copy and paste this code in the field Invitation Code (Code will be shared soon after the registration in Step 1)

  7. Do NOT share the code with anyone

  8. You are ready to register. Screenshot tutorial here: Registration for Private Center. Math Kangaroo charges $21 for each student's registration. However, if you register after December 15th, the fee will increase to $35. The deadline to register is December 31, 2023.

For parents registered before 5 pm, Nov 9th, you should already received the invitation code through email. For parents registered after that, we will send the invitation code biweekly.









Friday, Jan. 19, 2024






What is the AMC 8?

The AMC 8 is a 40-minute, 25-question multiple choice examination. The material is designed for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. As a parent you can decide whether this competition suits your child or not. Each child is different and some may already have been ahead of their grade level. If you have any questions about whether this contest is appropriate for your child, please email AMC8 competition is open to Grade 4 & Grade 5 students only.


You can learn more about the AMC 8 by visiting their website.


This year, we will hold an in-person competition on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024 at Medina elementary school. We have a limited number of spots, so please register ASAP.


While the exam is 40 minutes long, students should expect the entire testing process (including check-in,
verification, and check-out) to take at least 70 minutes.


Registration Details: 

The 2024 Competition will take place on Friday Jan 19th at our school. Registration is open for all 4th to 5th grade Medina Elementary students.


The registration link below is open:


Register for AMC


Please register using this form by Sunday, November 19th. Once you register through the Medina PTA website, you will receive an email from the Math Club in early December which instructs you to complete additional registration in the Mathematical Association of America website.


Some AMC 8 Practice Problems can be found at:


On Competition Day:

Students are only allowed: writing utensils, blank paper, rulers, erasers. Students are not allowed
anything else, including: calculators, smartwatches, phones, computers, compasses, protractors, or
graph paper.

Students are only allowed bathroom breaks. No other types of breaks.

Please email ahead of the competition day, if your child requires
accommodation for physical/learning disabilities.

After the Contest:

Students may not discuss the contest with anyone who did not take the test with them until January 25. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES POST ANYTHING ONLINE. 








Math Is Cool (MIC)

 Math Club is excited to organize another Math contest - Math is Cool 2024. This is open to 4th and 5th graders. You can find more info on their website here


Students can choose to participate in teams (usually 4 people, but 3 is acceptable too) or individually.
Each team should have a parent acting as the team's coach. The team coach is the POC for us to
communicate any team/contest related info, e.g. student MIC ID. The team coach is also responsible to
understand, communicate contest rules of different rounds to the students and get them familiar with
the instructions before the actual contest. The team coach can optionally organize practice sessions with
students on the team.


The cost to participate is expected to be $20-$30/person. Once we know how many teams/individuals
we have this year, we can know the final per person cost.


Student may compete as an individual in their grade level or any higher grade. However, a student may
compete as part of a team at only one grade level. (i.e. a 4 th grader can compete at level 4 and level 5 as individuals. A 5 th grader can compete at level 5 as individuals. But if the student participates in teams,
he/she can only choose to complete either at his grade level or above. )


Our school can bring up to 8 teams for grade 4, and 8 teams for grade 5. it will be on a first come first
serve basis. 




ELIGIBILITY: Our afterschool clubs (including Math Club) are ONLY for CURRENT-ENROLLED Medina Elementary students with ACTIVE Medina PTA membership. You must be enrolled with Medina Elementary school at the time of attending the club and have a valid Medina PTA family or individual membership for the 2023-2024 school year. You agree that if your kid is not currently enrolled with Medina Elementary school OR you do not purchase PTA membership by September 30, 2024, your child will be withdrawn from Medina Math Club immediately with no refund.


BEHAVIOR: Parents and students are expected to behave respectfully to each other, the coaches, the volunteers, and anyone associated with Medina PTA and Math Club. If we feel you or your student’s behavior is disruptive, or you or your student are consistently disrespectful, we reserve the right to withdraw your student (after sufficient warnings) with no refunds.


PICK-UP: Our parent classroom volunteers are required to stay until the last child is picked up from class. Please respect our volunteers’ time by picking your child up promptly at 3:45pm. If you wish to permit your child to sign him/herself out from class and walk/bike home, you must complete the Medina Elementary Math Club Permission Slip to Walk/Bike Home found on our website,, and return it to our Math Club Co-Chairs.


SAFETY: You agree to follow, and instruct your child to follow, all Bellevue School District, Medina Elementary, and Medina PTA safety protocols, which may include hand hygiene, assigned seating, distancing, masking, and staying home when sick. If you or your child do not follow safety protocols, we reserve the right to withdraw your child (with sufficient warnings) with no refunds.


ABSENCES: If your child will not be at Math Club, you must email prior to that day’s Math Club start time. You understand that two unexcused absences may result in removal of your student from the club without refund.


REFUND: A refund can be applied before the first four meetings, and you will be charged for the number of classes that have occurred. After October 27th, there will be no refunds for any reason.


2021-2022 Recap

What a fun and unusual year! Math Club was held in the cafeteria and the library, and students. In the cafeteria, students worked on socially-distanced personal white boards in groups of 4-6. In the library, students practiced presenting solutions to each other.  
Math Club hosted three competitions, all virtually: AMC 8 (thank you to Mrs. Behan again for proctoring!), Math is Cool, and Math Kangaroo.
Thank you to our coaches, Haiqing Deng and Vivian Donner, and our full-time volunteers, Rongzhi Lu, V Hsiao, Honghui Guo, and Shirley Tsang!

2020-2021 RECAP 

Math Club had a great year! For the first time ever, we ran club meetings on two days: Tuesdays and Thursdays after school to try to accommodate as many students as possible. Coach Dave introduced topics, students split into small groups of 4-5 in breakout rooms to discuss math problems, and then we met back in the main room to see what groups had come up with.

In the fall, Math Club hosted the AMC 8 math contest virtually for any interested Medina Elementary student. A big thank you to Mrs. Behan for proctoring the contest on Teams. In the spring, we organized teams for the WSMC Math Olympiad.

Because there was so much interest in Math Club and we had a long waitlist, Math Club ran additional Zoom sessions in May and June after our regularly-scheduled club meetings ended, open to all students at Medina Elementary. These sessions covered various topics, including past AMC 8 questions.

Finally, thank you to our full-time volunteers for helping make virtual Math Club a success: Angela Wang, Cathie Jing, Cony Wong, Ekta Jiwani, Haiqing Deng, Joanna Jiang, Li Ge, Samantha Wang, Su Su, and V Hsiao.

Your 2020-2021 Math Club Co-Chairs,
Coach Dave Vincent and Maxine Lee

2019-2020 recap 

First thank you to all students and parents who were interested in the Medina Math Club and supported our effort. As a club managed and coached by parent volunteers only, we are sorry to turn away students in the waiting list after full enrollment is reached. We greatly appreciate the support and understanding from the Medina ES community.

The 2019-2020 Medina Math Club was a year-long club for Medina Elementary School students in 4th and 5th grade. The main objective is to practice and participate in math competitions, including AMC 8, Math is Cool, WSMC Blaine, etc. This school year we participated in AMC 8 in the fall, while two students achieved Honor Roll Certificate (top 5% nationally). Although the major math competition season in spring was cut short due to school closure, we were able to participate in the Math is Cool 5th Grade Championship in February. The students achieved 8th place in the highest division and qualified for the Math is Cool Masters competition (unfortunately that was canceled later).

As some competitions moved online after March, the Math Club took every opportunity to bring them to our students. Our 4th grade teams took the challenge at the Math is Cool 4th Grade Championship online and achieved 5th place school for Medina. The results can be found on their homepage at . Math Kangaroo is an individual competition which switched online after multiple attempts to postpone. Our students jumped on and several completed with nationally top ranked scores. The Math Club also administered the Math League 4th and 5th grade competitions through email for the students to complete at home. The Medina ES team put our name on the top places again with 3rd and 5th place nationally for 4th and 5th grades respectively. The official results are posted online at .

Lastly, thank you to all coaches and volunteers of the Math Club for your contribution to the Medina ES community. Thank you especially to two volunteer coaches, David Vincent and Zheyi Chen. They have been coaching the club for the whole school year even though their children are not in the club. David is further taking over the effort of continuing the Math Club in the coming years.
Your 2019-2020 Math Club Co-Chairs,
Jianbo Peng and Peiwei Cao



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