Archimedes Math Schools

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

2017-2018 Registration: All Grades 4, 5 and 6 classes, which begin in September, 2017 are FULL with a wait list. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please fill out our notification form as soon as possible.

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. Max Bennett, who holds an MSc in mathematics and is completing an education degree, is the program supervisor.

We run after-school math classes for children in Grades 4, 5 and 6. In the 2017-2018 school year, we will be piloting a Grade 7 class (which is FULL). All Grades 4,5,6 lessons are planned by university math professors, who volunteer with the program, and are delivered by university math students. Our Grade 7 program is run by Max Bennett, who holds a Master's degree in mathematics. 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.