Math and Science by Mail Club
Do you enjoy Puzzles and Challenges in Math or Science and want to learn more? We focus on the most interesting, unusual and obscure subjects and turn them into a year-long course of online activities, so that anyone, anywhere and at any time will be able to join in and learn - ...and, you can even stay in your pyjamas!
What is a Vampire number? Can you find a connection between ants and Facebook? How do you create optical illusions? What is the connection between rabbits, rectangles and gold? No matter what the time is or even if you are vacationing on the moon - as long as you have a computer and an Internet connection you can connect to the ‘Math and Science by Mail Club' and find all the answers. We have prepared digital books with dozens of pages of puzzles, experiments and magic tricks, and also videos and weekly challenges you can solve at home alone - but together - with thousand of participants all over the world - and in your language - Hebrew, English or Arabic.
The program is in its 34th consecutive year. In the past the program was run through the post and email, but over the years we have incorporated online interactive tools. Our world-renowned Weizmann Institute scientists are involved in writing the content, as well as personally leading ‘special events’ and conferences held within our online framework. 'Math by Mail' delves into topics in recreational math and led by metagrobologists Yossi and Michal Elran together with Weizmann mathematicians. ‘Science by Mail’ is dedicated to research currently taking place at the Weizmann Institute, allowing students a real glimpse into the world of contemporary research.
For students in Grades 4-6 who like math and science and are not afraid of challenges!
You can join an online activity at any time, and work according to your own personal progress.
Participation in an online activity can be done anywhere that has access to a computer that is connected to the Internet.
$60 per child per club.
Register via the links below.
For Israeli residents only: Registration for the English program
More about the program
Enrollment entitles you to access:
- Four interactive e-booklets in recreational math and/or cutting-edge science, distributed throughout the year: an e-booklet is published every 2 months between September and May and can be accessed anytime online to be done at home or at school.
- Each e-booklet is dedicated to an in-depth topic that is exciting, challenging and fun! The e-booklets are developed in collaboration with world-renowned mathematicians and scientists from the Weizmann Institution of Science.
- Every year, there are different topics so that students can progress in advanced math and science studies throught their upper elementary and junior high studies.
- Weekly challenges: math puzzles, riddles and riveting experiments
- An active learning forum where participants can interact with the programs professional teams and other students.
- A safe and enriching internet learning environment
The courses are appropriate for individuals who wish to learn independently or for enrichment groups at school.
This year's interactive booklets are:
Math by Mail:
- Misteaks (purposely written mistakenly)
- The golden ratio
- Directed graphs
Science by Mail:
- Journey to the South Pole
- To be announced
Over the course of the year teachers are provided with online advance learning courses and training.