FAQs

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A CLASS?

Students must pass the entrance exam each year to be admitted to Math-M-Addicts. Entrance exams are used for both admissions and placement.

To register for our upcoming entrance exam, please visit our Admissions page.

WHAT IF I’M SEVERAL GRADES AHEAD IN MATH IN SCHOOL?

We still recommend that you follow our guidelines based on your current grade level. We recommend you download the PDF of the 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 is 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 info@mathmaddicts.com. We want the registration process to be as easy as possible, and we are here to help with both registration and any other questions you have.

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO APPLY TO THE PROGRAM?

Yes. Any student who will be in 5th grade or above in the Fall is welcome to take the corresponding placement test. Students who will be in 4th grade or below can register for the Group Y exam, but need to place into the advanced Group Y section to be admitted into the program.

DOES MATH-M-ADDICTS PROVIDE FINANCIAL AID?

Yes! Math-M-Addicts is committed to fostering a community of math scholars that reflects the diversity of NYC.

Students who would like to apply for financial assistance are encouraged to register for the entrance exam and apply for Math-M-Addicts. Upon passing the exam, students will be sent further instructions to submit a questionnaire and financial information to qualify for aid.

Math-M-Addicts offers two types of merit-based scholarships.

  1. Full tuition and transportation scholarships to students who qualify for the Federal WIC Program
  2. Tuition scholarships for students with other demonstrated need.

For further questions regarding financial aid, please contact admissions@mathmaddicts.com.

WHY IS THE PROGRAM SO INEXPENSIVE?

The program is meant to be accessible to anyone. We are grateful to our donors and volunteers who help us keep costs low and allow us to provide financial aid for students with demonstrated financial need.

ARE THERE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS?

Yes. Homework is a key part of our students' learning process.

HOW LONG SHOULD STUDENTS EXPECT TO SPEND ON HOMEWORK?

Students in Groups Y and S should expect to spend at least two hours per week preparing homework. Students in Groups L, I and A should expect to spend three to ten hours per week.

Please visit the course descriptions page for more information about our classes.

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:

  • The Beast Academy book series, published by the Art of Problem Solving
  • Prealgebra by Richard Rusczyk, David Patrick, and Ravi Boppana, published by the Art of Problem Solving
  • The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations (Dover Recreational Math) by Boris A. Kordemsky, Edited and with an introduction by Martin Gardner

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
  • The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations (Dover Recreational Math) by Boris A. Kordemsky, Edited and with an introduction by Martin Gardner

For Groups L and I, we recommend:

  • The Art of Problem Solving, Vol.2: The Basics by Sandor Lehoczky and Richard Rusczyk, published by Art of Problem Solving

DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?

Yes. A student may leave the program by Tuesday after the first class they attend and receive 75% of their class payment.

IS THERE AN ATTENDANCE POLICY?

Attendance is an integral part of our program. Students who miss more than four classes in a semester will be removed from the program and will forfeit tuition for the rest of the semester. Exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances such as family emergencies.

HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU?

Please email questions to info@mathmaddicts.com, and we’ll get back to you