TMSCA Online Summer Classes sign up Today!!!

Online Summer Number Sense, General Math, and Calculator Application Classes

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP (Sign Up now closed)

This summer for the first time, Anthony Gillespey the founder of MathNinja.Org and coach of the State 5A TMSCA Number Sense, Calculator, and General Math Champions will be hosting weekly online summer classes for all 3 TMSCA Math Events.   The classes sizes will be kept small so make sure you sign up early.   For any student or coach who signs up by May 25th the cost will be $100 dollars after May 25th the cost will be $125.00.  I typically charge $50.00 an hour for tutoring so this is a great oppurtunity.  All classes will be via internet.  All that is required is a computer, tablet, or phone with internet access and microphone.   

Sign Up Today at http://mathninja.org/shop/

 

Class Schedule

Class

Date

Time

Cost

Number Sense Level 1

June 5 to June 9

9am to 10:30 am

$100 by May 25.

$125.00 after May 25th

Number Sense Level 2

June 12 to June 16

9am to 10:30 am

$100 by May 25. $125.00 after May 25th

Calculator Application Level 1

June 5 to June 9

11:00 am to 12:30pm

$100 by May 25. $125.00 after May 25th

Calculator Application Level 2

June 12 to June 16

11:00 am to 12:30pm

$100 by May 25. $125.00 after May 25th

General Math All Levels

June 19 to June 23

9:30 am to 11:00 am

$100 by May 25. $125.00 after May 25th

 

If you enroll in 2 or more classes there is a $25.00 discount per class after the first (once I verify you are in multiple classes I will refund the difference.)   Coaches if you have 3 or more students sign up for the camp you as the coach may attend the class for FREE.

Class Descriptions

Number Sense Level 1
Who:  For 5th and 6th grader or those new to Number Sense.   If you are scoring below a 150 on Number Sense tests this is the class for you.
What :   Basic number sense tricks  ( typically the first two columns of the test) , along with test taking strategies,  and rules of the test.   This is a great overview for new coaches.
Materials Needed:  None, although purchasing my book Number Sense Workbook and Video Series is encouraged.
Number Sense Level 2
Who: For returning 6th, 7th, and 8th graders scoring above 150 on Number Sense tests or any students that has previously enrolled the Number Sense Level 1.
What:  Advanced Number Sense Tricks (typically the last two columns) and advance forms of the basic tricks.    It will be assumed that you know the foundations of Number Sense in this class.  This is a great class for Coaches that would like to help their team get more competitive.
Materials Needed:  None, although purchasing my book Number Sense Workbook and Video Series is encouraged.
Calculator Application Level 1
Who:  Any student new to Calculator Application Tests or those not familiar with a HP 35S calculator.  This is a great overview for new coaches to the contest.
What:  The basics of the HP 35s calculator, learning correct key presses for ALL number problems on the test, the rules, and test taking strategies.  The basic word problems and formulas on the test will also be taught.
Materials Needed :  Purchase a HP 35s Calculator
Calculator Application Level 2
Who:  Students that are already familiar with the HP 35s calculator or any student that has previously enrolled in Number Sense Level 1.
What:  A thorough overview of the Word problems and picture problems on TMSCA Calculator Tests.  Along with tips and tricks to increase your speed.
Materials Needed:  Purchase a HP 35s Calculator.  It is also highly encouraged to purchase a TI Nspire calculator.
General Math Level 1
Who:  Anyone with basic understanding of Algebra and Geometry
What:  A overview of the most typically ask questions on the General Math Test will be covered, along with the rules and test taking strategies for the test.

 

Congratulations Flour Bluff Hornets Math/Science Team TMSCA State Champion for 32 years in a ROW!!

I wanted to thank my Flour Bluff Hornets math/science team for the great job they did this year.  Without a doubt you are one of the hardest working group of students in the state and it shows with your amazing results at the state championship.  We all know how hard I push you and my expectations for you are through the ceiling.  Thanks for coming to all the practices and working so hard for so long to do what you do each and every year.

Thanks again Hornets your the best!!!

Anthony Gillespey

 

5A_team_ms

 

 

Former Students HallariousMath Rap Video

So a former student of mine Nick Gallegos made a quadratic equation rap that is pretty funny.  Enjoy!!!

Good Job Nick!!

Supplies for Math Team

This supply list is ONLY for students on the Junior High Academic Team .

Math team supplies are as follows:  Please keep in mind that this list is subject to change.

1)

An HP 35S calculator, or if you already have an HP 33S, you can use that.  The best price I have found on the HP 35S calculator is Amazon  for $46.00.  I know of no place you can buy them locally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE ONLY FOR THE MATH TEAM

3)  1 or 2 small kitchen timers (needs to be digital)

4)  A package of quality blue pens.  Ask your child what kind of pen works best.

5)  Some kind of snacks and/or beverages.  (Never underestimate the power of a food reward).  We use these during practice when the kids are hungry or as prizes for competitions.  Chips, cakes, cookies, etc. are all good choices.

6)    OPTIONAL:  TI Nspire CX or TI Nspire calculator.  You do not need to buy one of these, but if you want to use them at competitions, you must have your own.  This is an amazing calculator and would be a great investment in your child’s education.   This calculator can be used on all state tests and all standardized tests, such as the SAT and ACT.  This calculator is appropriate for college-level courses as well.  It is a bit pricey but well worth the cost.  The difference between the  CX and regular Nspire is the CX is color.  They both do the same thing.  The lowest price I have found for the CX is $130.00 on Amazon  or $61.00 for Regular Nspire on Amazon.  You can also find a good used one on Ebay.   Please make sure NOT to buy an Nspire CAS.  Those are not allowed on testing.

Student Textbook

 

 

Fields marked with an * are required

Apr 27

TMSCA Online Summer Classes sign up Today!!!

Online Summer Number Sense, General Math, and Calculator Application Classes

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP (Sign Up now closed)

This summer for the first time, Anthony Gillespey the founder of MathNinja.Org and coach of the State 5A TMSCA Number Sense, Calculator, and General Math Champions will be hosting weekly online summer classes for all 3 TMSCA Math Events.   The classes sizes will be kept small so make sure you sign up early.   For any student or coach who signs up by May 25th the cost will be $100 dollars after May 25th the cost will be $125.00.  I typically charge $50.00 an hour for tutoring so this is a great oppurtunity.  All classes will be via internet.  All that is required is a computer, tablet, or phone with internet access and microphone.   

Sign Up Today at http://mathninja.org/shop/

 

Class Schedule

Class

Date

Time

Cost

Number Sense Level 1

June 5 to June 9

9am to 10:30 am

$100 by May 25.

$125.00 after May 25th

Number Sense Level 2

June 12 to June 16

9am to 10:30 am

$100 by May 25. $125.00 after May 25th

Calculator Application Level 1

June 5 to June 9

11:00 am to 12:30pm

$100 by May 25. $125.00 after May 25th

Calculator Application Level 2

June 12 to June 16

11:00 am to 12:30pm

$100 by May 25. $125.00 after May 25th

General Math All Levels

June 19 to June 23

9:30 am to 11:00 am

$100 by May 25. $125.00 after May 25th

 

If you enroll in 2 or more classes there is a $25.00 discount per class after the first (once I verify you are in multiple classes I will refund the difference.)   Coaches if you have 3 or more students sign up for the camp you as the coach may attend the class for FREE.

Class Descriptions

Number Sense Level 1
Who:  For 5th and 6th grader or those new to Number Sense.   If you are scoring below a 150 on Number Sense tests this is the class for you.
What :   Basic number sense tricks  ( typically the first two columns of the test) , along with test taking strategies,  and rules of the test.   This is a great overview for new coaches.
Materials Needed:  None, although purchasing my book Number Sense Workbook and Video Series is encouraged.
Number Sense Level 2
Who: For returning 6th, 7th, and 8th graders scoring above 150 on Number Sense tests or any students that has previously enrolled the Number Sense Level 1.
What:  Advanced Number Sense Tricks (typically the last two columns) and advance forms of the basic tricks.    It will be assumed that you know the foundations of Number Sense in this class.  This is a great class for Coaches that would like to help their team get more competitive.
Materials Needed:  None, although purchasing my book Number Sense Workbook and Video Series is encouraged.
Calculator Application Level 1
Who:  Any student new to Calculator Application Tests or those not familiar with a HP 35S calculator.  This is a great overview for new coaches to the contest.
What:  The basics of the HP 35s calculator, learning correct key presses for ALL number problems on the test, the rules, and test taking strategies.  The basic word problems and formulas on the test will also be taught.
Materials Needed :  Purchase a HP 35s Calculator
Calculator Application Level 2
Who:  Students that are already familiar with the HP 35s calculator or any student that has previously enrolled in Number Sense Level 1.
What:  A thorough overview of the Word problems and picture problems on TMSCA Calculator Tests.  Along with tips and tricks to increase your speed.
Materials Needed:  Purchase a HP 35s Calculator.  It is also highly encouraged to purchase a TI Nspire calculator.
General Math Level 1
Who:  Anyone with basic understanding of Algebra and Geometry
What:  A overview of the most typically ask questions on the General Math Test will be covered, along with the rules and test taking strategies for the test.

 

Apr 25

Congratulations Flour Bluff Hornets Math/Science Team TMSCA State Champion for 32 years in a ROW!!

I wanted to thank my Flour Bluff Hornets math/science team for the great job they did this year.  Without a doubt you are one of the hardest working group of students in the state and it shows with your amazing results at the state championship.  We all know how hard I push you and my expectations for you are through the ceiling.  Thanks for coming to all the practices and working so hard for so long to do what you do each and every year.

Thanks again Hornets your the best!!!

Anthony Gillespey

 

5A_team_ms

 

 

Oct 21

Former Students HallariousMath Rap Video

So a former student of mine Nick Gallegos made a quadratic equation rap that is pretty funny.  Enjoy!!!

Good Job Nick!!

Aug 27

Supplies for Math Team

This supply list is ONLY for students on the Junior High Academic Team .

Math team supplies are as follows:  Please keep in mind that this list is subject to change.

1)

An HP 35S calculator, or if you already have an HP 33S, you can use that.  The best price I have found on the HP 35S calculator is Amazon  for $46.00.  I know of no place you can buy them locally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE ONLY FOR THE MATH TEAM

3)  1 or 2 small kitchen timers (needs to be digital)

4)  A package of quality blue pens.  Ask your child what kind of pen works best.

5)  Some kind of snacks and/or beverages.  (Never underestimate the power of a food reward).  We use these during practice when the kids are hungry or as prizes for competitions.  Chips, cakes, cookies, etc. are all good choices.

6)    OPTIONAL:  TI Nspire CX or TI Nspire calculator.  You do not need to buy one of these, but if you want to use them at competitions, you must have your own.  This is an amazing calculator and would be a great investment in your child’s education.   This calculator can be used on all state tests and all standardized tests, such as the SAT and ACT.  This calculator is appropriate for college-level courses as well.  It is a bit pricey but well worth the cost.  The difference between the  CX and regular Nspire is the CX is color.  They both do the same thing.  The lowest price I have found for the CX is $130.00 on Amazon  or $61.00 for Regular Nspire on Amazon.  You can also find a good used one on Ebay.   Please make sure NOT to buy an Nspire CAS.  Those are not allowed on testing.

Aug 23

Student Textbook

 

 

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Aug 23

Textbook Information

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Apr 20

Congratualtions Flour Bluff Hornets 31 year in a row State TMSCA Champion

I wanted to tell the Flour Bluff  Hornets Math/ Science Team publicly how incredibly proud of you I am.  Winning Sweepstakes and sweeping all three math events at the state championship is no easy task.  Your hard work and dedication is a pleasure to watch.    No one knows how hard you have worked and the amount of hours it took from your free time to do what you have done.   Thank you.

-Mr. Gillespey

[spiderpowa-pdf src=”http://mathninja.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/5A_team_ms.pdf”]5A_team_ms

 

Sep 25

1+2+3+…. infinity = -1/12

So my favorite fact in mathematics is the picture that follows.  If you add all the counting number to infinity you arrive at an answer of -1/12!!! That math works.  Watch the video below for more information.

1+2+3

Sep 18

Link to page for Errata in the Number Sense Workbook

http://mathninja.org/number-sense-workbook-errata/

Errata snapshot

Sep 04

MathCounts Answers

Mathcounts Answers

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