We believe that students should be grouped based on their mathematical knowledge, not grade level. We don't want anyone to be bored or overwhelmed in class. This is why new students write an assessment test. The results of this test help us determine which class would be more suitable for new students. If after the first few classes students feel that their class placement was not the right fit, please communicate this to your instructor. To help prepare for the test, your child can practice with the Readiness assessment preparation.
Students need to be registered in Math Circles in order to write the assessment test. As a last minute option you can also register at the assessment test, if we still have space in the classes (bring a cheque and registration form).
Early assessment test: We will have one early assessment test for those students who are eager to plan their schedules in the fall. The early assessment test will happen on July 15 at the UBC campus only (at 12 pm and at 2 pm). Registered students will be contacted once the details have been finalized.
Regular assessment test: Please see class dates schedule
Please arrive 15 minutes early to the assessment test to sign in. All you need to bring is your own writing utensils. Calculators are not allowed.
Missed the assessment test?
If a new student misses an assessment test, they will be placed according to their grade, as shown in this table.
Want to plan ahead?
This table is a good indicator of class placement for new students if they write the assessment test, so you can use it to plan your schedule accordingly.
Returning students go into the next level unless they wish to repeat a class or if their instructor recommends that they repeat a class.
Default Class Placement:
|Grade in September||Math Circles Class (for new students who miss the assessment test)|
|Grade 5 or 6||Alpha|