World Class Math Instruction Your Children Will Love! 


World Class Math Instruction Your Children Will Love!

Welcome to the 2023-2024 Puzzle Season! 

We are glad to welcome everyone back to our 2023-2024 season.   There are a few changes this year.   We are sad to report that Mr. Sukher, who has been our Puzzle Master for many years, has retired from this post (he will continue teaching his classes!).  We are grateful for all the wonderful puzzles he offered, and we will surely miss his participation.

For over a decade we tremendously enjoyed offering puzzles not only to our kids, but also to Parents and Grandparents.  But parent participation dwindled, and we reluctantly made the decision to discontinue the Parent & Grandparent puzzles, concentrating on the offering for our students.

And here are the welcome back puzzles for the kids! Submission deadline is October 5.  Enjoy!

Puzzle Contest #1 (Grades K-5) >>

Puzzle Contest #1 (Grades 5 and Up) >> 

Rules of Contests

We offer 5-6 contests per year. Each contest is graded individually, and then at the end of the year the Year Winners are also selected as a result of their cumulative scores.

Winners are selected by grade level (i.e. there are separate winners from grade 2 and grade 3 even though they are offered the same contest).

It is important that contestants show their solutions. A correct answer without an explanation is awarded 50% of the possible points. Only a correct answer with correct explanation will lead to a 100% score. Partial explanations result in partial scores.

Note: only MWSM students and their relatives are eligible for the prizes – although of course, everyone is welcome to send solutions.

About Our Own Puzzle Contests

Puzzles help train out-of-the-box thinking and keep up interest in math. They frequently tie together many unrelated things children learn in the regular program, and most certainly they train logic.

We also offer puzzles to parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles of our students. It adds a bit of completion between the generations – and we must say parents are trailing behind their kids as a rule!

Our Puzzle Contests have been run since 2005. Join us and enjoy!

Puzzle us!

Our puzzles come from a variety of sources – old books, old memories, old and new friends – and many of our own making.

We always welcome new additions – so if you know of good ones – please send them our way to


“I have been going to RSM-MetroWest in Framingham for eight years now, and I have loved every year of it. Going to RSM has helped me excel in school, and develop my love for mathematics. The classes not only support the school curriculum but also go beyond it by challenging students with more advanced problems. I love the challenge, and I believe it has only made my interest in mathematics grow stronger. I am truly grateful for the knowledge and skills that it has given me, and I would not be where I am now if it weren’t for RSM-MetroWest.”

– Prakalya Chandrasekar, 10th grader at the Advanced Math & Science Academy

I enjoy advanced math because I am learning about new methods. One of my favorites is the mushroom. With that, you can find the LCM. I like my teacher, Mrs. Alla Farizon. She is very nice and she makes sure you understand the topic. I also like friends in the class. They are fun to play with at break. At my regular school, in my math class, there are a lot of kids who complain about math. But here no one complains about it, so it is much nicer. Every student is excited to learn and the best part is….. it’s math!

– Student, level 5

My son had a wonderful experience at RSM, Framingham, his mathskills improved considerably and was challenged enough to participate in competitions!! Needless to say his school math became very easy for him.

- Vishruta Parikh, August 2018

My favorite thing about advanced math is learning new things. I get new problems to solve. My teacher, Mr. Gene (Sigalovsky) is fun. He explains how to do a method to solve the problem. My teacher is very nice and he is also very fun

- Student, level 3.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you Anna, and the School of Mathematics, for broadening our son's field of vision on mathematics. He has seen many topics and ways to approach them that he would not have had access to otherwise.

- Dar and Einat Efroni, parents of a high school student, 2015

Our son has been with RSM-MetroWest for several years. At the end of the 7th grade he took the Math SAT and earned a perfect score of 800. We just wanted to thank Russian Math for preparing him so well.

- Mr and Mrs. Sridhar, Summer 2015

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