How do I register for a class?
Admitted students will be contacted by email shortly after the Exam has been graded to let them know which Group they are invited to join, and will be asked to submit a Registration Form.
How do I know which Exam to register for?
We strongly recommend that students sign up for the Exam which reflects the grade they’re in—rising 5th and 6th graders should take the Group Y Exam; rising 7th and 8th graders should take the Group S Exam; and rising 9th to 11th graders should take the Group I Exam.
What if I’m several grades ahead in math in school?
We still recommend that you sign up for an Exam based on your current grade level. We recommend you download the .pdf of the two past Exams we’ve posted on each Group’s webpage, so you can familiarize yourself with the types of questions you'll encounter on Exam day.
I am a returning student. Do I need to take the Exam?
Yes, all returning and new students need to take an Exam. We want to make sure each student is placed in the Group that’s the best fit for them, which we determine from the Exam.
What if I’m having trouble registering?
Please don’t hesitate to reach out for help by sending an email to email@example.com. We want the registration process to be as easy as possible, and we’re here to help with both registration and any other questions you have.
Is it possible to join the program mid-year or mid-semester?
Yes. However, in addition to the placement test, the admission decision will be based on the prospective student's understanding of the concepts already covered in class up to that point.
Is there a minimum age to apply to the program?
Yes--any student in 5th grade or above is welcome to take the corresponding placement test. Students in 4th grade and younger can register for the Group Y Exam -- however, they need to place into the top Y Group to be admitted into the program.
Do you prorate the cost of tuition for a student who joins the program mid-year?
Yes, the cost of tuition will be prorated for a student who joins the program mid-year at a rate of $25 per remaining class if there are fewer than 8 classes left in a semester.
Math-M-Addicts offers two types of merit-based scholarships:
I. Full tuition and transportation scholarships to students who qualify for the Federal WIC Program
II. Tuition scholarships for students with other demonstrated need.
Why is the program so inexpensive?
The program is meant to be accessible to anyone. Thus, tuition cost is minimal. We are grateful to our donors and volunteers who help make that happen.
Are there homework assignments?
Yes. There are weekly assignments consisting of five to eleven problems ranging from routine to extremely challenging.
How long should students expect to spend on homework?
Students in the beginner Groups should expect to spend two hours per week preparing homework. Students in the upper Groups should expect to spend up to ten hours per week.
Sounds like a lot of homework. Why?
Doing homework helps students to become better problem-solvers. Besides, the problems we assign are fun and our students enjoy coming up with solutions.
Which books do you recommend for exam preparation and independent study?
For Group Y, we recommend Prealgebra by Richard Rusczyk, David Patrick, and Ravi Boppana, published by Art of Problem Solving.
For Group S, we recommend The Art of Problem Solving, Vol.1: The Basics by Sandor Lehoczky and Richard Rusczyk, published by Art of Problem Solving.
For Group I, we recommend The Art of Problem Solving, Vol.2: The Basics by Sandor Lehoczky and Richard Rusczyk, published by Art of Problem Solving.
For both Groups Y and S, we recommend The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations (Dover Recreational Math) by Boris A. Kordemsky, Edited and with an introduction by Martin Gardner.
Do you offer refunds?
Yes. A student may leave the program after the first class they attend and receive a full refund.
How do I get in touch with you?
Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll get back to you asap.