CHAMP: Math

Cooperative Highly Accelerated Mathematics Program

PROGRAM BEGINS: Fall Semester 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 3, 2017

Description

CHAMP, in partnership with the Department of Mathematics and Office of University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University, provides classroom instruction for qualified mathematically gifted students in grades 7-10.

CHAMP is designed so that the participating students will complete in two years the math content assigned in Michigan High School Content Expectations (HSCE) for all four years of high school as well as meet the Common Core National Standards.

In their first year of CHAMP, students study Algebra I and Algebra II.  In the second year, CHAMP students study Geometry and a standard Pre-Calculus course (Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, College Algebra, and a brief introduction to calculus concepts.) The table below summarizes the CHAMP progression of study:

CHAMP Schedule:   Course:
Semester 1 (Fall, Year 1) = Algebra 1
Semester 2 (Spring, Year 1) = Algebra 2
Semester 3 (Fall, Year 2) = Geometry
Semester 4 (Spring, Year 2) = Pre-Calculus

Normally, students will begin CHAMP with the study of Algebra I.  Initial placement that bypasses one or more CHAMP courses may be allowed only in very unusual circumstances. 

Instructors

Faculty in Michigan State University's Department of Mathematics teach CHAMP.

Student Advantages

  • The accelerated program allows students to complete the traditional four-year high school mathematics program in two years.
  • The time freed by the program gives students more options, including honors/AP/IB classes or dual enrollment in college courses.
  • Students have the opportunity to work with university professors in a small class setting.

Study Labs

Study labs are typically optional, although you may be required to attend a few labs throughout the year.
The purpose of study labs is for students to work on homework, seek additional assistance on concepts learned in class, or to work cooperatively with other students.
If students cannot attend labs but wish to ask questions, they can submit questions to an online forum at any time, and receive feedback.