Advanced math club intake assessment
I have an elementary aged child who is advanced in math and bored in math class unfortunately. My kid's school has PTA clubs led by parents and supports parents in leading clubs of their choice. So to help him and kids in his position, I'll be leading a math club targeted toward advanced students to provide a place for my child and some of the other kids in his situation an avenue to dive into more advanced math to finally be challenged by math. Since demand for a place in clubs usually exceeds supply and I'm expecting a lot of interest, I asked for permission to limit the club registration to kids who are advanced in math so I can cover advanced topics and could skip the basics in my instruction, and received permission to do so since it is appropriate based on the curriculum I plan to cover. I was hoping for advice as to how to make the determination for purposes of registration? I thought about asking parents to evaluate their own child when they are signing their kids up for clubs and tell them to be honest about their child's ability as I'll have to ask kids to leave who cannot keep up and offer their spots to kids on wait list, or doing a written test and accept kids scoring over a certain score. But both seem complicated and I'm wondering if there is an easier way. The club is after-school and completely voluntary for both students and parent volunteers leading it and designed for a deeper dive into more complicated math problems. Since we will only have 2 parent-volunteer-teachers for the whole group of kids, we will not be set up to help kids who are not keeping up or have behavioral issues (at least not without more parental help) and so it is important for the success of the club to keep the level of the kids in the club roughly the same and advanced enough to keep up with challenging math word problems, but I'm a bit at a loss as to how to ensure that. Anyone's school has a similar club and how are kids evaluated for purpose of that club?