Jan 20

TMSCA Online Summer Classes sign up Today!!!

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


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.   The cost  per class is $125.00 dollars but if you sign up for 3 or more class each class after the first two will be giving a $25.00 discount on each class.  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.    

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Email me for more information mathninjavideos@gmail.com

Class Schedule

Class Schedule

Class Date Time Cost
Number Sense Level 1 June 6 to June 10 9am to 10:30 am $125.00 per class

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

Number Sense Level 2 June 13 to June 17 9am to 10:30 am
Calculator Application Level 1 June 6 to June 10 11:00 am to 12:30pm
Calculator Application Level 2 June 13 to June 17 11:00 am to 12:30pm
General Math All Levels June 20 to June 24 9:00 am to 10:30 am
MATHCOUNTS All Levels June 20 to June 24 11:00 am to 12:30pm

If you enroll in 3 or more classes there is a $25.00 discount per class after the first two  (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 100 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 Calculator  Level 1 class.

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)

Here are some comments from those that took the class in the past.

-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!

-Like every other human being, we always have a second thought when it comes to a decision. To be honest, after taking part in the sessions online, it was really worth it. This class packs a punch; Mr. Gillespey thoroughly answers questions and takes the time teaching some valuable tricks. Unlike some online discussions, where one may feel isolated, as the only companion may be his or her own computer, Mr. Gillespey’s class brings liveliness into the “air”. His good-natured humor and the immense amount of patience he has makes him extremely entertaining as a teacher, winning the majority of us with his likable personality. Not only does he actually have the passion to teach students, but it actually makes me wish that I had a better math team teacher. Mr. Gillespey engages students in learning new skills with new materials, turning classes into an experience that, like I said, is worth it.

-I am a math coach still learning the ropes of TMSCA and all that it involves. I took the Number Sense Level 1 and 2 courses, as well as the General Math course to gain a better understanding of what my students need to be successful. Anthony took extra time with me being a coach to make sure that my questions were answered. He gave personal tips that he uses with his team that you won’t learn anywhere else. I highly recommend taking these classes if you want to take your team to the next level. I’m excited to implement what I learned in the upcoming school year.

Thank you Anthony for taking the time out of your summer to provide these great learning opportunities.

-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!

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