Hello Middle-School Mathletes!

I am Sophie Andrews, a senior at Chatham High School (CHS). This is my fourth year running Sophie’s Math Corner (SMC) for middle-school mathletes who are interested in practicing math problems that are harder than their homework.

How SMC works: SMC starts in September, a few months before the AMC8 test, and finishes in February, after the Mathcounts chapter competition. During this period, I post new problems on a common topic every week, 7 harder problems for more advanced mathletes (e.g. 7th and 8th graders) and 7 easier ones for younger ones (e.g. 5th and 6th graders). I use AMC8 and Mathcounts (MC) problems for the harder ones and modify the Continental Math League (CML) problems for the easier ones. Many school districts participate in CML and I did CML throughout my middle school. I was also on the Chatham Middle School Mathcounts team in 2015. It was a lot of fun!

You can practice in your spare time, submit your results to me and I’ll post the answers the following week. I tally your submissions and give out book prizes periodically to recognize high performers.

Navigation: The menu bar is above the painting School of Athens. (Do you recognize Euclid and Pythagoras doing mathematics in the painting?)

Current month (Mathcounts) tab: harder problems of the current month
Current month (CML) tab: easier problems for the current month
Archive tab: previously posted problems
Logistics tab: how to submit your weekly answers
News tab: news items with past winners

Contact: Email Sophie Andrews (CMS ’15, CHS ’19) at sophie.andrews@jerseystem.net.