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

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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 [email protected]

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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    • Cheng Tan on May 4, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    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.)

    I did not find your contact phone number to talk for clarification.

    1. Send me an email to [email protected]
      I’ll send you my cell number. I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

        • David Bai on May 10, 2017 at 2:52 am

        yeah me too on the cart the discount was not included so i don’t really get it, if i pay 500 for five classes then how will i get 125 back?

        1. Unfortunately I don’t have a way to give you a discount at checkout without radically changing my website. I can give you a refund for the extra classes after you pay or I can send you a bill for 400.00. The first class is at full price every class after that is 75.00. For a total of 400.00. Just let me know what you want to do.

            • David Bai on May 10, 2017 at 11:41 pm

            Okay I’ll think about it I think I’ll choose the bill Thanks

          1. Sent you an email with bill.

            • David Bai on May 12, 2017 at 11:10 pm

            Thanks I will pay within this week and for the textbook too, I heard you are writing a new one, when will that be available?

            • David Bai on May 13, 2017 at 12:39 am

            I’m confused, why is billing address necessary for the lessons?

          2. I actually added that because I realized that many people were purchasing the book with the class but I didn’t have the billing information to send the book.

            • David Bai on May 13, 2017 at 1:04 am

            nevermind I have paid for the lessons, how will they work, do I have to wait on this website 9 oclock and something will pop up?

          3. I will be sending you an invitation to a webcast. We will be using the app GotoMeeting.com I’ll send more information in the coming weeks. Each class will have a login invitation. We will be testing it all before we start.

            • David Bai on May 19, 2017 at 3:46 am

            I ordered the book on friday, when will i get it?

    • Cheng Tan on May 15, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Will HP 33s work with Calculator Application?

    • Cheng Tan on May 15, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    What’s your phone number to talk over? I am Deaf parent and talk through relay service to voice for me.

  1. Yes a 33 s would work. Email me at [email protected] I’ll give you my cell number

    • David Bai on May 20, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    I ordered the book on friday, when will i get it

    • David Bai on May 21, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Nevermind i got it thanks

    • rajiv totlani on June 5, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Do you have a july schedule?

    1. Unfortunately, my family and I will be on vacation during that month so no. I do offer the classes as a video series. I taped each lesson from the previous week’s training. They are a little bit raw because I haven’t edited them but they are exactly what I taught the students in the class.

        • john on June 28, 2017 at 6:10 pm

        I can not do anything in June but am interested in looking at number sense level 2 how do I get the video series also what is the cost

        1. I am no longer doing the classes till next summer. You can purchase the videos that I used in the class. Send me an email to [email protected] if you want more information.

    • Blake Wiley on June 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm

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

    • Jacqueline on June 23, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    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.

    • Cathy Eng on June 23, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    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 were 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!

    • Jamie Williams on April 26, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Anthony,

    I am the coach from Pearland Junior High West. I would like to take your classes over the summer but I will be on vacation the 2 weeks you are doing them. Can I pay for the classes and do them at a different time? Please let me know what I need to do. I really look forward to seeing what you have to present.

    1. I just sent you an email from [email protected] explaining your options. Let me know if that will satisfy your needs.
      Thanks
      Anthony

    • Anonymous on June 15, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    This class was awesome.
    It was really helpful and taught me a lot of tricks. :3

    • Cooper Hill on June 15, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    I absolutely loved this class it was very helpful and a lot more helpful than just reading through the book I can now score higher on my number sense tests than I ever could before and look forward to doing number sense two next year, if I even have to.

    • Samuel Z. on June 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Great class. I enjoyed it a lot and learned a lot of tips and tricks. Good teacher. He thoroughly explained everything and answered any questions. Pretty convenient too because it is online. I would recommend this class to anyone trying to improve and get faster.

    • Sara on June 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    The classes did help me, I learned a lot! Thank you!!

    • A on June 15, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Had loads of fun while learning a lot!

    • Jacob on June 19, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Nice experience, look forward to being in your other classes well.

    • Alex X. on June 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Very thorough and clear explanation of all the tips and tricks to increase speed and accuracy. The teacher was fun and answered whatever questions that were asked. I recommend this to anybody trying to improve their scores in TMSCA tests.

    • Anushka T on June 22, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    This is an amazing class. You can learn a lot while having a thorough, in-depth explanation of what’s going on in the tricks and the lessons. Very interactive and convenient as well. I took Number Sense 1 and 2 which helped explain most tricks that needed to learn. Mr.Gillespey does a great job answering any questions or concerns the attendees might have. This class is truly helpful.

    • F on July 2, 2018 at 1:14 am

    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.

    • Andrea on July 5, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    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.

    • Sammy on August 3, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Hello Mr. Gillepsy,
    I was just wondering how you find the sum of ll numbers less than say n which are relatively prime to n. I have came across this question multiple times actually, and I do not know how to do it. Can you please give me the formula to solve it. Thanks

    1. yep its the relatively prime trick. so take the number 28 first you do its prime factorization. its made up of 2’s and 7’s subtract one from each prime number and multiply like such
      28 x 1/2 x 6/7 = 12 12 numbers are relatively prime. This trick is in my new book soon to be published.

    • Rebekah Lynn amason on May 16, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    How many times does each class meet?

    1. 1.5 hours a day for a week for a total of 7.5 hours. Each day I video tape the lessons and send you a link.

    • SREE on November 23, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    what are the books for grade 6-8 math workbooks that one can practice for competetive tests like TMSCA and others?

    • Leo on June 19, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    The calculator 2 class taught me so much about the more advanced skills!
    Always explained everything in terms the whole class would understand.

    • surekha on June 21, 2020 at 5:27 am

    Hi ,
    Is the summer classes for Number sense is over? or are you have have more classes as per the website ? Could you please let me know.

    1. Yes the classes are over you can still purchase them and watch the recordings on your own.

    • Sriram on June 26, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    The number sense and general math classes taught me easier ways to do advanced problems and understand them. Thank you, Mr.Gillespey!

    • Harish Balamurugan on June 26, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    The Mathcounts class really taught me how to do unique types of problems that I couldn’t even think of doing before. Thanks ,Mr,GIllespey!

    • Amaka Nwokedi on June 25, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    I really liked these summer classes. They really helped me with things that I did not know a lot about and stuff I didn’t know anything about. Tysm, Mr. Gillespey!!

    • Shreyas Chittoor on June 25, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    It’s a Good class where you learn a lot of new tips and tricks for MathCounts.

    Good

    • Ben Klopfenstein on June 25, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    I love math and enjoyed the two classes I took and regret not taking more. I enjoyed every minute of your class. It was filled with genius shortcuts and concepts I would have never understood while learning it on my own. I can’t wait for summer to be over and for the “TMSCA Season” to begin again. Thank you soo much for teaching.

    • Nuhan H. on June 26, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Mr. Gillespey is an awesome teacher! I’ve gotten so much better at math after being in his classes. He takes the time to answer all questions thoroughly and makes sure everyone understands the material. The class is 100% worth the money. The overall environment is great, and he has a lot of patience. These classes have given me a higher understanding of math which will be great for the long run. He is what I would describe as “The perfect teacher” as well

    Also on a side note, he is really funny!

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