Archimedes Math Schools

Give me a place to stand and I shall move the earth.
             -- Archimedes, 287 - 212 BC

Registration: Our 2020-2021 program is full and we are no longer taking registrations. If you'd like to be placed on the notification list for our 2021-2022 program, please fill out our notification form here. If there is a space available for September 2021, you will be notified in late spring of 2021.
Archimedes Math Schools is a non-profit organization that was founded by math professors in Winnipeg who recognize the need for a low cost after-school math program for elementary school children. All university professors who manage the program and work with the children do so as volunteers. Our regular teachers are enthusiastic university students who are studying math-intensive fields and are passionate about math.

We run after-school math classes for children in Grades 4, 5 and 6. We also run two small Grades 7 and 9 Saturday classes, which are available to students who have completed our Grade 6 program (by application). All Grades 4,5,6 lessons are planned by university math professors, who volunteer with the program. Lessons are delivered by university math students. Our program supervisor is Dr. Lucas Mol. Our goal is to provide a structured and comfortable environment where children may expand their knowledge, improve their skills, increase their confidence and develop an appreciation for mathematics. The classes are intended to be an extended version of a math club that Professors Anna and Ross Stokke ran out of their home for three years. More detailed information about our program can be found on this page.

Archimedes Math Schools ran classes for the first time in the 2012-2013 school year, with 67 students. Since then, the program has run at capacity, with over 110 students each school year. Our program has an exceptionally high retention rate.

Tuition fees for our program are set at a rate required to sustain the program and to provide bursaries based on financial need.

In addition to our regular after-school program, we successfully ran free 2-week Math Readiness Workshops out of the University of Winnipeg's Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre in August, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Archimedes Math Schools was recently featured in the articles Lessons from Archimedes and Archimedes Math Schools: Helping Children Succeed in Math.

We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors:

* We are grateful to Max Bennett, who volunteered his time to design this website.