Tuesday, October 16, 2018
7:15pm - 9:00 pm


Brightwater Education & Community Center
22505 State Route 9 SE
Woodinville, WA  98072

Enter the Brightwater Clean Water Treatment Facility main driveway, and turn left at the T. Follow the road to the end. The building on your left is the community center. We will meet in the main auditorium adjacent to the museum.

Hosted by

Northwest Gifted Child Association 

Austina De Bonte, President

Problem Solving: Key to a 21st Century Education and a Rewarding Career

Richard Rusczyk
Founder, Art of Problem Solving
aops.com, beastacademy.com

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from one of today’s most important and influential voices in math education!  

Art of Problem Solving Founder, Richard Rusczyk, will talk about the importance a problem-solving based math curriculum in today’s educational climate. 

The rote memorization of facts is an insufficient means of educating the youth of today. Instead, problem-solving skills enable students to use the information they’ve learned in infinitely useful ways. Jobs that involve repetitive procedures are becoming increasingly automated. There is a growing need for those who can solve non-routine problems. The memorizer can only solve problems he has encountered already, but the problem solver can solve problems she's never seen before, and above all, she can create.

Both parents and educators will find Richard's message to be wise and insightful, and full of practical tips for how to access math curriculums that build students' problem solving muscles, from elementary through high school.

Registration is $20

Special Offer: Bring a friend, colleague, or family member for only $5 more!

Presented by Richard Rusczyk

Richard has authored 7 textbooks and was past Director of the USA Mathematical Talent Search. He was a participant in National MATHCOUNTS, a three-time participant in the Math Olympiad Summer Program, and a USA Mathematical Olympiad winner (1989). He received the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions Paul Erdos Award in 2014. He graduated from Princeton University in 1993. At AoPS, Richard gets to pursue his life’s passion, educating motivated students. 

 As a true thought-leader in this space, Richard is a dynamic and engaging speaker whose message will resonate with parents and educators alike.