Welcome to the the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students
"Our students are instilled with a lifelong love of mathematics. Many of our graduates - over 10% - go on to win prestigious awards, including national and international math, science, and engineering contests."
Jong P. Lee, Ph.D., Founder and Director
United States Presidential Awardee for Excellence
in Math, Science, and Engineering Mentoring
The National Museum of Mathematics is an incredible facility that displays the many fascinating examples of mathematics.
The ICPS 2020-2021 school year entrance exam has been postponed. The scheduled date is Saturday, May 30, 2020. Please continue to check back here for further updates.
This year the Entrance Exam will be emailed directly to each of the applicants. You should have already received that information in an email sent on May 1. If you have NOT received that message, please check your spam folder. If it is not there contact me immediately at email@example.com. You must be able to download the exam at the specified time and return it within the noted time limit. There are NO makeup dates or times.
Exam Regulations and Schedule: Each student/parent will receive a copy of the appropriate grade exam. It is imperative that you download the copy and, if possible, print it out.
The student will have 90 minutes to complete the exam with a 30 minute extension to allow for the downloading, printing and then uploading of the responses. All exams must be emailed back to all of the instructors copied on the email. In total you will have 2 hours to complete the process. It is a timed test and submissions after the end time will not be accepted.
We are also asking both the parents and students to sign the exam paper. This indicates, among other items, that the student will not use a calculator, look up solutions online or do anything else to compromise the integrity of the exam. If we suspect any misconduct, the exam will be voided and the student cannot participate in our program going forward.
Students in grades 4 and 5 (taking the 5/6 exam) – 9 am. Exams must be completed and received by us by 11 am.
Students in grades 6 and 7 (taking the 7/8 exam) – 10 am. Exams must be completed and received by us by 12 noon.
Students in grades 8 and 9 (taking the 9/10 exam) – 11 am. Exams must be completed and received by us by 1 pm.
There will not be any make-up exam dates for this online exam. It is a single date and time. We are not offering an alternate date. We will NOT be sending any reminder before the exam. It is up to you to set a reminder to go online for the exam.
We suggest you give yourself at least 30 minutes before the start of the exam to verify everything is properly connected. The exam will be an attachment to the email. You must be able to print out the questions, do the work on the question paper as best as you can, enter the answers in the answer column and email all the work back to us. Either scan or take photos of all the pages. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. It is our sincere hope that your children will be available to take the exam on May 30, 2020. Please understand that we truly care about the well-being of everyone involved and that our top priority is the health and safety of all concerned.
Information for ICPS 2019-2020 graduates: Certificates for 2019-20 were mailed to all the students.
The Robotics class for 2020-2021 has been completely filled. There are still a few spaces remaining in the Research program.
See what one of our students is doing to help fund ICPS. Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92a9BQVrp7c/
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The Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students' mission is to enhance the problem solving skills of exceptionally talented students using advanced mathematics and creative thinking.
The Institute strengthens our nation's development of young leaders and role models in mathematics, science and technology to allow them to contribute greatly to society.
The Institute is tuition free, providing equal access to all qualified students from Long Island and promoting underrepresented populations in the mathematics, science and engineering fields.