Help Braydon Burns get a Diabetic Alert Service Dog

I had the pleasure a couple years ago of having Braydon Burn on my math team.  he’s one of the smartest kids I’ve ever been around.  Throughout his entire life he has struggled with Diabetes,  I witnessed a few scary moments.  Well Braydon is now fund raising to get a Diabetic Alert Dog.  Anyone willing and able to donate for this great cause please see the link below.

Donate HERE

Thanks

Anthony

TMSCA Online Summer Classes sign up Today!!!

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

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Back by popular demand this summer, 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 and Basics of MATHCOUNTS.   The classes sizes will be kept small so make sure you sign up early.   For any students or coaches who sign up by May 14th, the cost will be $100 dollars after May 14th the cost will be $125.00.  I typically charge $60.00 an hour for tutoring so this is a great bargain.  All classes will be via the internet.  All that is required is a computer, tablet, or phone with internet access and microphone.  All classes will be recorded and sent to the class members.    

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

Email me for more information mathninjavideos@gmail.com

Here are some comments from those that took the class last summer

-I am a relatively new coach to a TMSCA team for Number Sense, General Math, and Calculator. Taking the Number Sense classes 1 and 2 and General Math was a great experience! Anthony did a great job of clearly explaining, breaking down how concepts were related and gave really smart ways to apply math based reasoning to some interesting and complex math problems. These classes have helped my confidence in tackling math problems that I, quite frankly, don’t really remember anymore! Having the videos available to refer back to during the year will be a great resource for me as well. I think these courses were a great investment for me as a coach and I would highly recommend the classes to others!

-This was a great experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you so much for all of the information you shared. I can’t wait to get back to my team and share with them the different strategies I learned from your course.

-Classes were great I learned many new things and tricks that will help me get better and faster. THANK YOU!

Class Schedule

Class Schedule

Class Date Time Cost
Number Sense Level 1 June 11 to June 15 9am to 10:30 am  

$100.00 by May 14.

$125.00 after May 14

Sign up for 3 or more classes and save $25.00 per class after the first.

Number Sense Level 2 June 18 to June 22 9am to 10:30 am
Calculator Application Level 1 June 11 to June 15 11:00 am to 12:30pm
Calculator Application Level 2 June 18 to June 22 11:00 am to 12:30pm
General Math All Levels June 25 to June 29 9:30 am to 11:00 am
MATHCOUNTS All Levels June 25 to June 29 11:00 am to 12:30pm

If you enroll in 3 or more classes there is a $25.00 discount per class (once I verify you are in multiple classes I will refund the difference.)  

 

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 All Levels

Who:  Anyone with basic understanding of Algebra and Geometry

Materials Needed :  None

MathCounts All Levels

Who:  Anyone with basic understanding of Algebra and Geometry

What:  The Focus of the class will be on most important skills you need in order to become successful in MathCounts.  We will cover Combinations, Permutations,  Counting Principals,   Number Theory,  Advanced Geometry, and Advanced Algebra.

Materials Needed :  None, although you are encourage to purchase Competition Math for Middle Schools (purchase on Amazon)

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.

Mar 09

Help Braydon Burns get a Diabetic Alert Service Dog

I had the pleasure a couple years ago of having Braydon Burn on my math team.  he’s one of the smartest kids I’ve ever been around.  Throughout his entire life he has struggled with Diabetes,  I witnessed a few scary moments.  Well Braydon is now fund raising to get a Diabetic Alert Dog.  Anyone willing and able to donate for this great cause please see the link below.

Donate HERE

Thanks

Anthony

Mar 09

TMSCA Online Summer Classes sign up Today!!!

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

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Back by popular demand this summer, 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 and Basics of MATHCOUNTS.   The classes sizes will be kept small so make sure you sign up early.   For any students or coaches who sign up by May 14th, the cost will be $100 dollars after May 14th the cost will be $125.00.  I typically charge $60.00 an hour for tutoring so this is a great bargain.  All classes will be via the internet.  All that is required is a computer, tablet, or phone with internet access and microphone.  All classes will be recorded and sent to the class members.    

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

Email me for more information mathninjavideos@gmail.com

Here are some comments from those that took the class last summer

-I am a relatively new coach to a TMSCA team for Number Sense, General Math, and Calculator. Taking the Number Sense classes 1 and 2 and General Math was a great experience! Anthony did a great job of clearly explaining, breaking down how concepts were related and gave really smart ways to apply math based reasoning to some interesting and complex math problems. These classes have helped my confidence in tackling math problems that I, quite frankly, don’t really remember anymore! Having the videos available to refer back to during the year will be a great resource for me as well. I think these courses were a great investment for me as a coach and I would highly recommend the classes to others!

-This was a great experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you so much for all of the information you shared. I can’t wait to get back to my team and share with them the different strategies I learned from your course.

-Classes were great I learned many new things and tricks that will help me get better and faster. THANK YOU!

Class Schedule

Class Schedule

Class Date Time Cost
Number Sense Level 1 June 11 to June 15 9am to 10:30 am  

$100.00 by May 14.

$125.00 after May 14

Sign up for 3 or more classes and save $25.00 per class after the first.

Number Sense Level 2 June 18 to June 22 9am to 10:30 am
Calculator Application Level 1 June 11 to June 15 11:00 am to 12:30pm
Calculator Application Level 2 June 18 to June 22 11:00 am to 12:30pm
General Math All Levels June 25 to June 29 9:30 am to 11:00 am
MATHCOUNTS All Levels June 25 to June 29 11:00 am to 12:30pm

If you enroll in 3 or more classes there is a $25.00 discount per class (once I verify you are in multiple classes I will refund the difference.)  

 

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 All Levels

Who:  Anyone with basic understanding of Algebra and Geometry

Materials Needed :  None

MathCounts All Levels

Who:  Anyone with basic understanding of Algebra and Geometry

What:  The Focus of the class will be on most important skills you need in order to become successful in MathCounts.  We will cover Combinations, Permutations,  Counting Principals,   Number Theory,  Advanced Geometry, and Advanced Algebra.

Materials Needed :  None, although you are encourage to purchase Competition Math for Middle Schools (purchase on Amazon)

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

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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

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