Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that is not listed here, please feel
free to contact us and ask. We will update this
page as additional questions arise.
What is WSMA?
WSMA stands for the Washington Student Math Association. We are a non-profit group
led primarily by high school students in the greater Seattle area. Our primary purpose
is to inspire greater interest and curiosity for mathematics among K-12 students
by supporting local area math clubs.
For more details, please visit our
About Us page.
What are your different services?
We provide a variety of different services, but all of them ultimately contribute
towards our efforts to promote a greater mathematical interest and a more open perspective
towards math. Below are examples of our services:
- We help coaches and leaders improve their Math Club programs by providing them with
online resources and information, including lesson plans, math problems,
sample coaching materials and information about competitive events.
- We are a network of coaches, presidents and leaders hailing from local area
math clubs that can provide guidance to aspiring math club coaches that may wish
to contact us. We can be reached online or through our Facebook page.
- We run regular public math practices free of cost; in our first year we ran
practices on a monthly basis. Practice schedules are posted on our home page.
For more details, please visit our Services page.
How can I become involved with WSMA?
Regardless of whether you are a student, coach, parent, or none of the above, it
is easy to become involved with the WSMA. One way to become involved immediately
is to navigate to our website and register to become an online member of our network.
Membership is free of charge, and once you register your email will be added to
our mailing list (your personal information will be kept private). This will help
us keep in contact with you regarding upcoming WSMA meetings and volunteer opportunities.
What exactly do you do at leadership board meetings?
To make progress on all fronts through our different services, we generally divide
our workload up into individual and group tasks. The primary focus of our student
board meetings is to delegate these tasks to our different teams and individual
contributing members, as well as make progress on these tasks. During meetings,
we brainstorm new ideas for our upcoming math-related projects. In addition, we work
on these tasks during the last hour of the meeting.
Do you get volunteer hours for going to meetings?
Yes — attending meetings, as well as tutoring, counts for non-profit volunteer hours.
Where do you usually meet?
We usually meet at the Sammamish Microsoft Campus (Building C).
Where do you park for meetings?
Parking for meetings can usually be found around the back of the C Building on the
Microsoft Sammamish Campus, on the elevated platform.
How often do you meet? When?
We generally meet every Sunday from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M.