1. All the kids who are interested already are coming.
2. I lose a few kids due to scheduling and/or not interesting them enough
3. I have wonderful word of mouth and lots more kids try to register forcing me to cap the enrollment.
4. A few more kids who didn't sign up the first time show up because we're now starting in the official manner rather than a month late.
It turns out the answer appears to be #4. Tentatively we're at 18 kids for the next quarter which is at about my capacity to handle. Last time a few kids appeared each week so I'll see if that happens again or not. I don't really like saying no so I'm hoping that it isn't the case.
AMC 8When I talked with previous coach, she gave me a list of all the contests the club went to last year. AMC 8 was not on the list and I assumed that was because it was not open to kids below sixth grade or like Math Counts had restricted times one could participate. . It turns out that is not the case. It occurred last month so we're not going to participate this year. However, all the questions were posted online at:
So I'm excited to use them as take home exercises over the next month or two and double check them as a group. Tentatively I think I'll give out 5 questions a week since most kids don't have enough time or interest to do a lot of work in between meetings. Stay tuned: It will be very interesting to see how everyone does on them.