Archimedes Math Schools

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

NEWS: Congratulations to our Grade 4 students Xue N. and Liam F. for their outstanding scores on the Math League contest! Both students had scores in the top 290 in North America.

Note: We register our school for the Math League contest so that students who need extra challenge can participate. Participation is optional.

Registration is now open for the 2014-2015 school year. Please visit our registration page for details.

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. With the exception of our university student teachers, all individuals involved with the day-to-day operation of Archimedes Math Schools are unpaid volunteers.

We run after-school math classes for children in Grades 4, 5 and 6. All lessons are planned by university math professors, who volunteer with the program, and are delivered by university math students. 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.

We currently have 107 students attending our program for the 2013-2014 school year. A total of 61 children completed our program in the 2012-2013 school year, most of whom returned to complete another year with us.

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 a free 2-week Math Readiness Workshop out of the University of Winnipeg's Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre, August 19-August 30, 2013. We will be running another summer program for students who live in the inner-city area in August, 2014. We are grateful to Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre for their partnership!

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, a University of Winnipeg math student, for volunteering his time to design and maintain this website.