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IMACS Success Spotlight: Shiva Oswal

A long-time homeschooler, Shiva started taking IMACS online courses at age 10 with the Elements of Mathematics: Foundations program. He went on to complete University Computer Science I and II, AP Computer Science A and Advanced Topics, and Logic for Mathematics I and II. Shiva scored a perfect 800 on the math section of the … Continue Reading

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Who thinks chess math games are the best? Tough one!

Ava and Bianca were bored on a rainy afternoon. Ava, who loved math and language arts equally and had a very impressive vocabulary, challenged Bianca to give her any math-related word to define. Ava said, “Bianca, I’ll bet you a quarter that I can give you a definition for any word that a mathematician might … Continue Reading

IMACS Success Spotlight: Grace Hancock

Grace started Primary Enrichment at IMACS in first grade and continued with Math Enrichment and university-level Mathematical Logic classes. She was among the first students in the country to complete EMF Math through her public middle school. In addition to scoring 1570 on the SAT, 35 on the ACT, and graduating summa cum laude with … Continue Reading

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Urgent! Help Mathematician Georg Cantor In this Epic Logic Puzzle.

Georg Cantor was a mathematician who invented the branch of math known as set theory. He lived from 1845 to 1918. Try this fun logic puzzle about time traveling to meet Cantor. Professor Henderton from University College is obsessed with set theory and Georg Cantor. Ever since Henderton wrote his dissertation on Cantor’s theory of … Continue Reading

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Testimonial From IMACS Graduate Evan Fellman

Evan Fellman started taking IMACS mathematics enrichment classes in 2nd grade, later going on to take all of our University Computer Science courses. He recently took the time to write the following about the positive impact our program had on him. Thank you, Evan! Thanks to IMACS, I had a head start in mathematics and … Continue Reading

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Terence Tao And The Most Simple Unsolved Problem. Really?

Try this fun puzzle and learn about the Collatz conjecture. Zara Zeld, a math Professor at the University of Sikinia, was trying to understand why it seemed like you could pick any positive integer, do some simple math and always end at the number 1. The simple math was this: If the number is odd, … Continue Reading

Tech Entrepreneur Credits IMACS for Lifelong Learning and Achievement

Steve Krouse began taking IMACS computer science classes in sixth grade. Almost 20 years later, having built a successful career as a software engineer and serial entrepreneur, Steve continues to reap the benefits of his IMACS education. His latest venture, Zaplib, makes it easy to build performance-intensive applications in the browser. In today’s blog post, … Continue Reading

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Can You Solve a Puzzle by Martin Gardner, the Best American Puzzler of All-Time?

Challenge yourself and your friends with this fun number puzzle. Martin Gardner was one of the most important American puzzlers and popular science writers ever. He lived from 1914-2010, and wrote thousands of fascinating puzzles in his lifetime, as well as writing a deeply important popular science column weekly for 25 years. Some of the … Continue Reading

Gifted Math Program Prepares High School Student for Undergraduate Research

Samantha Carozzi is currently an 11th grade student at Cooper City High School in Broward County, Florida. She completed all five levels of the IMACS Math Enrichment Program during grades 1-5. In middle school she started IMACS University Computer Science and was part of the second cohort of public school students to complete the Elements … Continue Reading

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Some Kids Competing In Kangaroo Math Are Lying. It’s Puzzling.

Try this puzzle! Alexa, Barney, Cara, Dylan, Ethan, and Frances are all planning to compete in the Kangaroo Math Contest, and each week they write Kangaroo Math sample questions and answers for each other so they can practice. Each kid writes one problem for exactly one other kid, and each kid receives one problem from … Continue Reading

Gifted Math Program Launches Alumna to MIT

Isabella Yeung is a 12th grade student at Millennium 6-12 Collegiate Academy in Broward County, Florida. She was part of the first cohort of public middle school students to complete the Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF) math program for highly gifted and talented youth. Isabella recently emailed the following update and gave IMACS permission to … Continue Reading

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2022 AMC Math Competition Guide. Love Math? Score Better!

Everything you need to know to ace every level of the AMC competition. The American Mathematics Competition, better known as the AMC, is the first step to becoming America’s best mathlete and going all the way to the Math Olympiad. But the AMC is so much more than just the pathway to winning the title … Continue Reading

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IMACS Success Spotlight: Katherine Minielly

Katherine discovered IMACS in 1st grade and went on to complete all levels of Math Enrichment and Computer Enrichment, Hi-Tech Summer Camp, university-level courses in Computer Science, and AP Computer Science A. She graduated high school summa cum laude with a 35 on the ACT and was named a National Merit Finalist and National AP … Continue Reading

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EMF Opens Up a Whole World of Math for Gifted Students

Krisztina Tolotti was a top student in the EMF Math program at her public middle school. As a 9th grader, she plans to enroll in math courses at the University of Florida through the early dual enrollment program that UF offers exclusively to her school district’s EMF graduates. Upon completing EMF, Krisztina sent IMACS the … Continue Reading

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Mathcounts: The Most Exciting Math Competition for U.S. Middle Schoolers in 2022.

Expand the limits of your math skills with Mathcounts! Whether you count down the days until your next math class or count down the minutes until it ends, Mathcounts is the challenge for you. Mathcounts offers the opportunity to pursue math competitively, which is exhilarating for both those who want to push themselves to the limits … Continue Reading