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Welcome to the Young Engineers Math Circle

Our Mission

The mission of Young Engineers Math Circle is to nurture tomorrow's innovators and inventors. Our goal is to teach problem-solving skills needed to tackle challenging mathematical and technological concepts in a collaborative setting. High value is placed on the student's ability to think critically and creatively, and to communicate clearly. Young Engineers Math Circle focuses on Integrated STEM, and establishes the link between math and technology, with special emphasis on how math drives today's digital infrastructure.

Math Circle Classes

Enrollees take classes that are unique to the Young Engineers Math Circle. Classes offered outside the Circle are meant to prepare you for the higher level problem solving you will experience here. Those who pass the Fall Entrance Exam may forego the preparatory classes. Students who do not pass the Fall exam may take The Art of Mathematical thinking and/or Computational Thinking and retake the entrance exam next Fall.

Admissions

Info Sessions

Join us at one of our two Fall 2018 information sessions for current and prospective parents to learn more about our program. If you've already made the decision to join us, RSVP for one of the two test dates below.

(Please note, RSVP is mandatory for information sessions and for Fall Entrance Exams.)

Info sessions: Saturday, September 8 or Sunday, September 9. RSVP here.

Fall Entrance Exam: Saturday, September 15 or Sunday, September 16. RSVP here.

Special outreach: Girls and minority groups, please join us!

Fall Exams

When you RSVP, please state your name, the appropriate Group exam and your preferred test date. You are a 4th grader if you will be entering 4th grade in the Fall.

Group I (4th – 6th grades) (view sample questions)

Group II (6th –8th grades) (view sample questions)

Each exam lasts 90 minutes. Sample questions for each group will be posted in May. If you have any questions, please email us at info@tinkerzone.org

Exam location: 2483 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn @ Avenue K.

Exam Description

Prospective students are not expected to be able to solve every problem on the entrance exam, but they should submit solutions to as many problems as they can. Solutions should be written as clearly and as rigorously as possible. Complete solutions with correct reasoning will receive more points than merely correct answers. Partial credit will be given for incomplete solutions. Passing scores vary each year across Groups and from year to year.

Students who have not signed up online (RSVP) for an exam date will not be admitted to the test.

Notifications

Students who pass the entrance exam will be contacted by email with an offer of admission into the program.

Wait-listed students will be notified if a position opens during the first week or second week of class.

Returning students are expected to take the entrance exam each year in order to continue attending the program.

Tuition

The cost of the program is $288 per semester / $488 per year and is refundable after the first class, but not after the second.

Tuition Payment

Admitted students will receive an email regarding how to submit payment for the semester. For any questions, please email info@tinkerzone.org.

Financial Aid

Students who pass our entrance exam should be able to attend, regardless of ability to pay. Families who qualify may receive one of the following:

     I. Full tuition scholarships to students who qualify for the Federal WIC Program.

     II. Partial tuition scholarships for students with other demonstrated need.

Parents should email us for financial aid application instructions, which include submitting a questionnaire and financial information.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

Young Engineers Math Circle admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the program. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

 

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