Join your friends every Saturday for more math with BEAM!

BEAM is offering classes on Saturdays in two different areas:

  • Things You Need to Know (TYNTK): for the fall, this is an SHSAT prep class
  • Interesting math: Pick one of Number Theory, MathPath Prep, Circuits, or Programming

Not interested in SHSAT Prep?

You can sign up only for the extra math classes! Just fill out the form below.


  • 10:00am - 12:00pm: Things You Need to Know (read more below)
  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm: Lunch, hangout with your friends, activities
  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm: Engaging math, science, and programming classes (read more below)

Pizza lunch will be provided!

Dates (Fall Trimester)

  • September 15, 22, 29
  • October 6, 13, 20
  • November 3, 10
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The program will be at NYU's Courant Institute. You can find directions here.



For the fall trimester, the first class of the day will be a prep course for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). Join us at 10am to learn about the test, topics covered, and strategies for scoring as high as possible.

Enrichment courses

Pick one of the following classes:

computer programming

Learn to program! You will learn to program in Python, and will create a project (for example, a small game or web application).

introduction to electronics and programming

Learn to build circuits and program the Arduino micro controller. Learn the basics of programming in C.

Intriguing Integers

Our class will use our knowledge about primes and divisibility to gain new insight into different kinds of numbers:  How many square factors does 6-factorial have?  How do we know whether a division problem will produce a repeating decimal?  What can we say about the special properties of palindromes – numbers like 1452541, which read the same way backwards and forwards?  How can I tell just by looking at a base 3 number whether it is odd or even?

Mathpath admissions Prep

The the top middle school math programs is called MathPath. It's a chance to study much more advanced and sophisticated math. If you want to really push yourself in math, this is the program to do it at. However, it's only for people who are interested in theoretical math, and in particular, who are comfortable doing proofs.

To get into MathPath, you have to complete a series of problems on your own. These are very challenging proof-based problems, and completing them might take you weeks or even a couple months of thinking. If trying out for MathPath is something you want to do, BEAM offers this course to prepare.

This class is for students who are really dedicated to trying out for MathPath and who are willing to put in the time to work on the problems. To get in, you must be invited or you must submit some work to the problem below which is a problem from last year's Qualifying Test. You don't need to get the whole problem right, but you need to make at least a little bit of progress! Feel free to share partial work. E-mail it to Dan at or text it to him at (217) 649-1100.

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