Tag: Math Contests
Why I Wish WOOT Existed When I Was a Student
June 26, 2019
I went to a great high school and had amazing teachers. But I still didn’t have the support I needed to move past the highest levels in academic competitions, like the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO).
How to Get Younger Students Excited about Creative Problem Solving
May 22, 2019
Young students deserve to find out that math is creative, fun, and social—and that it’s fine not to get everything right! Positive experiences with problem-solving contests like Math Kangaroo, Math League, and MOEMS are a great way to learn both lessons.
Paying for College, with Mark Kantrowitz
April 25, 2019
This episode’s guest is Mark Kantrowitz, nationally-recognized expert on student financial aid, scholarships, and student loans. He has written several books and created a number of websites that have helped over 100 million people pay for college.
Math Competitions When You’re Not Competitive
April 17, 2019
The AoPS CPO has always had a love/hate relationship with math competitions. Here’s what her experience was like entering math competitions later than many of her teammates:
Running a Math Lover’s Dream School, with Sam Vandervelde
March 13, 2019
This episode’s guest is Sam Vandervelde, Head of School and Dean of Mathematical Sciences at Proof School: a private day school for kids who love math. Sam is also a former United States IMO team member, one of the co-founders – along with Richard Rusczyk and Sandor Lehoczky – of the Mandelbrot Competition, and a question writer for the USAMO. Sam discusses his experiences as a math contest superstar, earning his PhD at the University of Chicago, and what it’s like running a school that serves passionate math students.
Establishing a Culture of Positive Expectations in Math Education
February 14, 2019
Starting and supporting a competitive math team isn’t easy, and maintaining positive expectations for how the team can or will do can be challenging. This article, written by the coach of a successful math team, discusses how that positive attitude was built and maintained.
Taking Math Education to the Next Level, with Po-Shen Loh
January 2, 2019
Today’s guest is Po-Shen Loh: Associate Professor of Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University, founder and CEO of Expii, and team leader of the United States International Math Olympiad (IMO) team. A self-proclaimed math enthusiast and evangelist, Po sits down with Richard to share the lessons he’s learned, his thoughts on his many accomplishments, and how he strives to bring math to the world.
Why It’s So Important to Learn a Problem-Solving Approach to Mathematics
July 15, 2016
Richard Rusczyk describes how much problem solving impacted his high school and college experiences with mathematics and other subjects.