Archimedes Math Schools

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

2016-2017 Registration update: We have received an unprecedented number of requests for spaces in the 2016-2017 program. Grades 4 and 6 are now full. If spaces become available, families will be contacted in the order in which they filled out our notification form and invited to register. If you would like to be notified if a space becomes available, please fill out our notification form as soon as possible.

Archimedes News: Four of our students received top scores in Manitoba on the 2016 Grade 6 Math League contest. Congratulations to our hard-working students and talented teachers!

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. 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 120 children registered in the program. A total of 112 students attended our program during the 2014-2015 school year and 106 children attended our program in the 2013-2014 school year. Archimedes Math Schools classes ran for the first time in the 2012-2013 school year with 67 students. 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. We value this partnership with Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre!

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.