My Daughter Went to AMC-8 as a Mathlete #ad #BigFatNotebooks @workmanpub http://wp.me/p1GpT1-fJn
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On a chilly, fall morning, before the sun was up, Miss M loaded her backpack, and we headed to the Middle School. Today was the day. The day that she had spent weeks studying Math for with Grandpa and Big Fat Notebooks.
I watch as she boards the bus.
In two hours she will reach Virginia Military Institute.
The purpose, to compete in the MAA’s American Math Competition program.
A 40-minute, 25-question math test.
It dates back 66 years, to 1950, when the first Mathematical Contest was sponsored by the New York Metropolitan Section of the Mathematics Association of America (MAA).
Sixty-Six years ago the competition was given in about 200 schools and approximately 6,000 students in the New York area only.
Today, more than 6,000 schools are participating with about 350,000 students participating annually.
It took a lot to get here.
Night after night, Miss M and her Grandpa Steve, a plastics engineer, did math worksheets over the phone together.
After school, Miss M would open her Big Fat Notebooks Math book and read and practice.
Grandpa Steve taught her about the Pythagorean Theorem.
Miss M read about it in her Big Fat Notebooks Math book.
On the way to the school that morning, I asked Miss M how she felt about the test, and she said, “I’m a little nervous, but I have a clear understanding of the Pythagorean theorem. If you multiply two squared numbers together, it takes away the square.”
We just received a treat from Big Fat Notebooks and A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe. Miss M says, “Studying has never been sweeter!”
With the AMC-8 Math Competition behind her, Miss M is still studying hard and working towards the Big M Award at her Middle School. She made Principal’s List Honor Roll last quarter.
She loves learning and enjoys having a resource like Big Fat Notebooks for all her classes so she can expand her knowledge, get a new perspective and implement it all for testing.
It’s been one month since the math competition, and we still have a few weeks before her score from the testing is released.
“I can’t wait to see how I did.” She reminds me.
As a parent, I am so thankful for her teachers and Big Fat Notebooks by Workman Publishing. They are each responsible for helping her grow her mind and reach her goals of Honor Roll and math competitions like AMC-8.