# Learn to excel at problem solving.

Random Math teaches students to master crucial concepts required to excel at problem solving.

## Learning at Random Math

The primary objective of the classes at Random Math is to provide students with an unlimited opportunity to explore mathematics beyond their grade level.

### Core Characteristics

- Emphasis on problem solving
- Culture of Co-opetition
- An integrated approach to the curriculum

### Problem Solving

The name "Random Math" signifies the importance we put on problem solving skills. Our students use mathematics, as a tool, and internalize the skills to:

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### Culture of "co-opetition"

At Random Math, both students and parents (including us) insist on preserving the culture of Co-opetition. Students compete in designing the problems, writing the best solution to a given problem, and for demonstrating their mastery on board games and arcade basketball.

While our students are competitive, they are a great team player as well. To win as a team, they are often seen helping others to bring out their best.

Last but not the least, students at Random Math are great gurus for the next generation - their passion to teach a concept to others is visible during and after the classes.

### An Integrated Approach

We treat, teach and learn mathematics as an integrated topic. This means that the students gets to advance in all fields of mathematics viz. Number Theory, Algebra, Geometry and Counting starting from elementary grade and all the way to high school. We encourage the students at Random Math to explore mathematics enthusiastically and provide flexibility in our program to support it. This means:

Our students can decide the speed and intensity with which they want to progress at any given time. Every child is unique and so are their goals and expectations from the program. For this reason, we place them in classes based on their learning goals, and current knowledge rather than their grade level.

We conduct qualitative and quantitative assessment of students on a continuous basis and pivot based on their competencies and interest. For example, if a group wants to take a break from algebra, we take up topics from number theory, or geometry for few weeks.

Some of the students are motivated to learn beyond the classroom and we provide them guidance based on their interest level: books, problems, practice papers etc. (we strongly recommend minimal screen time for the children and so we only recommend selective use of online resources). This allows the students the flexibility to progress at a faster pace. We ensure that the students are challenged at all times and recommend change in their classes as and when required.

## Enrollment

Enrollment at Random Math is simple and fast!

Parents schedule an assessment by filling out the "assessment form" (below).

Random Math conducts an assessment and places the student in the most appropriate class.

*Note:*Random Math will refund the assessment fee if the student isn't selected for the class.Parents must complete the registration process within two weeks of the assessment.

*Note:*The assessment fee will be refunded at the end of the third month for students who start the class within two weeks of the date of the assessment. The assessment fee will not be refunded if the student is unable to attend the class for any reason. In case of a no-show, the assessment fee will not be refunded.

## Schedule an Assessment

## Frequently Asked Questions

This program is suitable for students in grade 3 to 9.

This program is not recommended for students struggling in math at their grade level. However, we are happy to recommend resources suitable for your child based on his/her assessment.

The classes are currently held only at the Cupertino center of Random Math.

The classes are held on weekends and weekdays. We offer 4 classes (once every week) in a month. Each class is 2 hours long.

A typical class has 10-12 students at Random Math.

Our students learn problem solving techniques that they can apply to any math competition.

Our curriculum (including homework) comes from deep research on regional and national math tournaments such as AMC 8, AMC 10, AMC 12, Berkeley Math Tournaments, Harvard MIT Math Tournament (HMMT), Mu Alpha Theta, etc.

Our elementary grade students participate in Math League, MOEMS, Math Kangaroo, NSF (North South Foundation) and other regional and national tournaments.

A qualitative assessment helps us understand student’s goals from the program, her/his motivation level, and current proficiency in problem solving and mathematics.

This also helps us identify a suitable placement for the student and to provide recommendations for future growth and development of the prospective student.

###### Spring 2020

Registration Fee: $100

Program fee for regular class: $1050 (Jan - May).

Program fee for competitive track: $1525 for classes and Practice sessions (Jan - May)

There is a placement fee of $150. This fee will be applied to the tuition if the student is successfully placed in the program. However, there will be no refunds if the student does not show up for the assessment without any prior notice or if the student decides not to join for any reason (including schedule conflicts). We require that the parents should stay with their child during his / her assessment.