Online Math Center

How To Practice For Math Competitions During Online Class

Participating in math competitions can be thrilling, but also stressful. Even if the student chooses to participate independently, they can benefit from early preparations. Online classes can be a great opportunity for the student to train for math competitions.

Tips On How To Re-Enact Math Competitions

A lot of students are not necessarily stressed or anxious about the exercises they will have to solve during math competitions, but they are stressed because of the atmosphere and structure of the exam. Below are some tips on how to recreate the conditions during exams and help students get accustomed to the competition atmosphere. 

The logic behind math

 

Something math tutors at the OMC care a lot about is teaching children how to operate with mathematics. Beyond numbers and formulas, mathematics is a logical language. Once the student understands the logical key to solving most mathematical operations, they will be able to identify the solving key to any exercise. Therefore, teachers should help students develop logical reasoning through mathematical exercises. 

 Solve past papers

 

An old strategy used by teachers in class in order to prepare for following exams is to solve exams from previous years or sessions. This helps the student get familiar with the type of exercise they have to prepare. Also, it gives a couple of guidelines on what to prepare for math competitions. 

Time-bound exercises

 

Math competition exams are bound by a time period. Students usually have to solve a standard number of questions in 60 or 70 minutes. During the online classes, teachers can implement this type of time-bound exercise in order to familiarize the student with the existence of a given time frame. Teachers should set the time in accordance with the difficulty level of the math exercise. 

Increase difficulty 

 

It is better to teach the student how to tackle math exercises higher than the standard level than to keep them in a comfort zone. This way, if they stumble upon a more difficult exercise during math competitions, they won’t be stressed. Moreover, the self-confidence boost they receive by solving challenging tasks will help foster a greater passion for math. 

Run math tests 

 

Teachers can organize weekly, short math competitions. Re-enacting actual math competitions during online class will help students:

 

  • Understand exam architecture
  • Get used to being timed
  • Discover the fun in competitions
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Learn math in a more practical way

 

Join local math tournaments

 

Before joining national or international math competitions, students can participate in smaller competitions, at a school or city-level. Schools often organize math olympiads locally and these are great opportunities for getting familiar with math competitions. Some of them even organize these competitions online, which makes them more accessible. 

At the Online Math Center...

We have special tutoring programs for students that want to participate in SATs or any math competition. We offer extensive math tutoring to middle school and high school students, customized to each student’s strengths and weaknesses.

 

We love math, and our goal is to make students also fall in love with it.

 

Contact us and let’s learn math together! 

Step One

It only takes two steps to schedule a free lesson with an OMC representative.


To get started, please tell us who you are:

Dear Parent!

Thank you for placing your trust in us to educate your child!
Please check your inbox for more information about your child’s program and schedule.

Congratulations on joining the Online Math Center!
See you in class.

Thank you!

Our manager will be in contact with you shortly.

 

Please check your inbox for more information. If there is no message from us, please check your email’s “Spam” folder.

Step Two

Let us know how to contact you. One of our representatives will get back to you shortly.

    By clicking the «Try it» button, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy*

    Step Two

    Awesome! We need to get in touch with your parent or guardian for further discussion. Please check in with them before filling out the form below with their information.

      By clicking the «Try it» button, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy*

      Step One

      It only takes two steps to schedule an appointment with an OMC representative.

       

      To get started, please tell us who you are:

      Thank you!

      Please check your inbox for more information about your lesson.

       

      If you did not receive a message from us, please check your email’s “Spam” folder.