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. We will update course descriptions for each semester of content in the next few days.

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

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?

• Word Problems: An introduction to how to solve a word problem
• Multiplication: An introduction to 1-digit multiplication
• Place Value/Rounding Numbers: An introduction to place value and rounding numbers
• Number Lines: An introduction to number lines, constructing them, and inferring from them
• Puzzles: Practice solving different types of math puzzles
• Shapes: A review of the basic shapes, and an introduction to new shapes and the parts of a shape.
• Area and Perimeter: A conceptual introduction to area and perimeter, focused on simple rectangles
• Math in Nature: A exploration into math in nature, through symmetry and geometry
• Graphs: An introduction to graphs, creating them and reading them
• Math Games: Practice with past topics using math games

• # Mathematics II

• 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?

• Multiplication and Division: A review of Multiplication and Division
• Order of Operations: An introduction to GEMDAS(Order of Operations)
• 1-Step and 2-Step Equations: An introduction to 1-Step and 2-Step equations with variables
• Word Problems: An introduction to 2-Step word problems with multiple operations
• Area and Perimeter: An introduction to area and perimeter of triangles and trapezoids
• Skip Counting: An introduction to skip counting
• Tessellations: An exploration of tessellations
• Mobius Strips and Klein Bottles: An exploration of the math behind mobius strips and klein bottles
• Units of Measurement: An introduction to feet, inches, and centimeters
• Math Games: Practice with past topics using math games

• # Mathematics III

• Comfortable with 2-digit multiplication and basic long division
• Basic familiarity with 1-Step and 2-Step Equations
• Comfortable with area and perimeter of basic shapes
• Comfortable with majority of Math II topics
• Ready for a wide variety of new topics, such as exponents, decimals, and pythagorean theorem
• ## What will this course cover?

• Division: A review of division
• 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction: An introduction to 3-Digit addition and subtraction
• Logic Puzzles: Practice solving logic puzzles/riddles
• Area and Perimeter: An introduction to area and perimeter of irregular shapes
• Exponents: An introduction to the concept of exponents and the square
• Properties of Shapes: An exploration to the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals
• Pythagorean Theorem: An introduction to pythagorean theorem
• Word Problems: Practice with complicated word problems
• Decimals: An introduction to decimals
• Units of Measurement: Practice using units of measurement
• Honeycomb Conjecture: An exploration of the Honeycomb Conjecture
• Math Games: Practice with past topics using math games
• # Mathematics IV

• 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?

• Square Roots and Radicals: An introduction to square roots and radicals
• Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio: An exploration to the Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio
• Volume: An introduction to volume of complex shapes
• Surface Area: An introduction to surface area
• Exponents: An introduction to the properties of exponents and exponents with negative numbers
• Pythagorean Theorem and Applications: A review of pythagorean theorem and its applications
• Cryptography: An exploration of cryptography
• Divisibility Rules: An introduction to divisibility rules
• Systems of Equations: An introduction to systems of equations
• Math Games: Practice with past topics using math games
• # Mathematics V

• 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