We are offering five different mathematics courses during the spring semester. Each course teaches enrichment topics and content outside of the standard school curriculum. There is an emphasis on creative thinking, problem-solving, and competition math strategies. Each class will also feature fun brainteasers and logic puzzles. All courses will be largely problem-based, with a short lesson at the beginning.
# Each math course is broken down into two semesters with different content. If you child was enrolled for a math course during the Fall semester, they should enroll in a second semester of that same course during Spring. All of the course descriptions have been updated.

Please check the course descriptions and the FAQ before enrolling your child in a program. We are so excited to be able to work with your family this fall!
# Mathematics I

## Are you ready?

Math I Prerequisites:
Basic familiarity with 1-digit addition and subtraction
Ability to identify common 2-dimensional shapes(squares, circles, stars, etc.)
Ability to solve basic riddles using problem-solving strategies
## What will this course cover?

Addition/Subtraction: A brief review on 1-digit addition and subtraction
Measurements: An introduction to units and how to apply measurements in real-life
Tangrams: A fun shape puzzle game
Place Value/Rounding Numbers: An introduction to place value and rounding numbers
Sorting and Classifying Groups
Origami: A whimsical hands-on project using past mathematical knowledge
Magic Squares: A project involving basic arithmetic.
Money: An introduction to the concept of money and rates
Time: An introduction to the concept of time
Build-A-House Project: A fun designing a house project involving knowledge of area and perimeter
Math Games: Practice with past topics using math games

# Mathematics II

## Are you ready?

Comfortable with 1-digit multiplication and division
Ability to confidently solve problems involving addition and subtraction
Comfortable with majority of Math I topics
Ready for an introduction to operation-based topics
## What will this course cover?

A Deeper Dive into Division: An exploration on how to divide larger numbers
Fractions: An introduction to fractions.
Negative Numbers: An exploration of negative numbers
Volume: An introduction to volume of basic solids
A Deeper Dive into Surface Area: A hands-on activity where students will explore surface area with real-life models
Exponents: An introduction to the powers of numbers
Exploring Infinity: An investigation on what infinity is.
Arithmetic Patterns: An exploration on arithmetic patterns to help problem solve.
Time Problems: An exploration on the correlation between time and compound interest/simple interest
Gardening Project: A project where students apply their math skills to create a hypothetical garden

# Mathematics III

## Are you ready?

Comfortable with 2-digit multiplication and basic long division
Basic familiarity with 1-Step and 2-Step Equations
Comfortable with volume, area, and perimeter of basic shapes/solids
Comfortable with majority of Math II topics
## What will this course cover?

Fractions and Decimals: A deeper understanding of equivalent fractions and decimals
Advanced Order of Operations: A more complex overview on the order of operations
A Deeper Dive into Volume: An exploration on finding the volumes of more complex solids, such as a cylinder, sphere, and cone
Baking Project: A project to introduce measurements, fractions, decimals, and volume in a real life application
Statistics: A basic introduction to statistics
Coordinate Plane: An introduction to the coordinate plane and how to graph on it
Plane Figures: A lesson on how to graph plane figures on the coordinate plane
Learning to Estimate Your Answer: A lesson on how to quickly estimate an answer, and its application on tests
Angles in Standard Polygons: A discovery on how to derive angles
Fold and Cut Theorem
# Mathematics IV

## Are you ready?

Comfortable with multiplying and dividing decimals, fractions, and numbers
Able to find area and perimeter of irregular shapes
Comfortable with 1-Step equations, 2-Step equations, and Order of Operations
Comfortable with majority of topics listed in Math III
Ready to take on middle school level math
## What will this course cover?

Graphing Functions: A discovery on how to graph linear functions and circles
Geometric Transformations: An exploration on how to transform geometric figures
Art with Math: An art project involving graphical skills
Angles: An introduction to angles
Inequalities: A discovery on how to graph inequalities
Ratios, Rates, Percentages: An introduction to ratios, rates, and percentages and their real-life application
What is Pi: An exploration on what pi is
Tessellations: An discovery of tessellations
Distance, Time, Speed: An understanding of the relationship between these factors
Properties of Numbers: An exploration of LCM and GCF
Negative Number Operations: An introduction to operations involving negative numbers
# Mathematics V

## Are you ready?

Ability to think deeply about new, complicated concepts
Strong critical thinking and reasoning skills
Familiarity with the middle school math curriculum, and preferably has taken advanced classes throughout middle school
Comfortable with the majority of topics listed in Math IV
Ready for a fast-paced, advanced, and competitive math-based course
## What will this course cover?

Exponents and Logarithms: An introduction to exponents, simplifying radical expressions, rationalizing denominators, and logarithms
Complex Numbers: An exploration of complex numbers and operations involving complex numbers
Linear and Quadratic Equations: An understanding of what linear and quadratic equations are
Proportions: An introduction to direct and inverse relationships and manipulating proportions
Using the Integers: An exploration of modular arithmetic, divisibility tricks, and prime numbers
What Numbers Really Are: An understanding of the difference between types of numbers
Special Factorizations and Clever Manipulations: A discovery on how to cleverly manipulate numbers
Geometry: A mathematical understanding of shapes and functions
Advanced Functions: A deeper dive on graphing functions and transformations
Sequences and Series: A discovery of arithmetic series, geometric series, and infinite series
Statistics and Probability: An exploration of the applications of statistics and probability in the real world