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1  1:00 pm  1:55 pm  Given the choice between a round pizza and a square pizza, how could you figure out which is a better value? Could you find the shortest route from point A to point B along paths of arcs and straight lines? Students will tackle these and other questions as they explore the properties of circles, radii, chords, arcs, angles, tangent lines, discs, spheres, and areas and perimeters of composite figures. Connections to counting/combinatorics, graph theory, sequences and patterns emerge when we explore equidistant points on a circle. Handson components of the class include classic compass and straight edge constructions, and a laboratory experience using water beads to explore the relationship between diameter and the volume of a sphere. Students should be familiar with complementary and supplementary angles, right angles, and the meanings of perimeter, area and volume.

5th6th  12  10  2 
$149.00 
Closed 
1  2:00 pm  2:55 pm  Students will learn the language of spies and secret agents in this children's cryptology class. Cryptology is the science of secret writing which uses math and reasoning such as number patterns, sequences, and symbols to create and decode mystery alphabets. Each week students will learn one or more ciphers and will practice using them to write coded messages to each other and to decode class examples. Code systems in Quarter 1 include Caesar ciphers, alphabet and symbol cipher disks, the Pigpen cipher, and various transposition ciphers.

3rd4th  12  12  0 
$149.00 
Closed 
1  12:00 pm  12:55 pm  Students will be introduced to the field of probability and statistics by analyzing games of chance from television game shows, Las Vegas casinos, and lotteries of different kinds. What are the chances of getting exactly 21 on the first deal in blackjack? What are the odds of landing on the million dollar space on Wheel of Fortune, winning the state lottery, and why does the house always win? Students will be immersed in probability theory. They will calculate theoretical probabilities and collect data to determine experimental probability. Students will use fractions, decimals and percentages to represent probabilities and positive integers to represent odds. They will be presented with increasingly difficult scenarios to which they will apply their knowledge of probability. Students will become comfortable using basic counting methods of combinatorics. The last class will focus on the importance of being a skeptical consumer of information provided by mass media.

7th9th  12  12  0 
$149.00 
Closed 
2  2:00 pm  2:55 pm  Students will learn the language of spies and secret agents in this children's cryptology class. Cryptology is the science of secret writing which uses math and reasoning such as number patterns, sequences, and symbols to create and decode mystery alphabets. Each week students will learn one or more ciphers and will practice using them to write coded messages to each other and to decode class examples. Code systems in Quarter 2 include grilles, invisible ink, cover systems, number ciphers, and alphabet ciphers.

3rd4th  12  8  4 
$149.00 
Closed 
2  1:00 pm  1:55 pm  What in the world as a hexacontatetragon? Learn to name polygons (and add to your vocabulary) using Greek and Latin prefixes. Finding the area of a rectangle is easy. When is it easy to find the area of a pentagon? Or the area of a dodecagon? Employing a variety of representational methods, including Venn diagrams, students explore the naming, categorization and characteristics of familiar and perhaps notsofamiliar polygons. Students are guided to discover facts and patterns regarding convex polygons, their angles and their areas. By inscribing regular polygons in a circle, students explore the idea of the circle as the limiting case of a sequence of regular polygons. Prior to beginning the class, students should be able to identify acute, obtuse and right angles, and be able to measure angles using a protractor.

5th6th  12  12  0 
$149.00 
Closed 
2  12:00 pm  12:55 pm  How did the New York Times get it so wrong with the headline “Dewey Defeats Truman” in 1948? The answer lies in data collection. You need good data to draw valid statistical conclusions, and they didn’t have it! Why not? How have statistical methods in data gathering improved since then? What are the weaknesses that still exist? What do we need to be alert for when we listen to news reports? In this class students will learn about quota sampling, random sampling, and bias in data gathering. They will have the opportunity to gather a variety of experimental data. We will examine statistics in the news with a skeptical eye, looking for issues of selfselection in the sample space and other sources of data bias. Prerequisite—students should have a basic understanding of probability.

7th9th  12  12  0 
$149.00 
Closed 