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3 2:00 pm 2:55 pm
Math Challenges: Games, Puzzles & Brain Teasers
Students will get hooked on brain games! In this fun-filled class, students are introduced to a variety of mathematical thinking activities. With selections from Japanese puzzles, like Sudoku and KenKen, historical stone games, chess puzzles, modern classics such as Set, logic grids, geometric challenges and more, students will participate in mathematical problem solving with an entertaining twist. In addition, students will have an opportunity to analyze the games themselves. How many cards are in a Set deck? Do you know why? If we deal two Set cards, is there always a third card that will complete the set? Can there be more than one card that will complete the set? Students will consider such questions as they develop their ability to think mathematically through fun and games.
3rd-4th 12 0 12

$170.00

$153.00 before Dec 19

3 12:00 pm 12:55 pm
Number Systems: Ancient Civilizations
When is a lotus flower not just bloom? When it means one thousand in the hieroglyphic number system of ancient Egypt! In this exploration of the history of numbers, students will learn to count using hieroglyphics, Greek letters and cuneiform characters. From tally marks to modern number systems we will trace the development of numbers through the ages. Students will see how easy it was for the ancient Babylonians to multiply by 60, and how hard it was for Romans or Egyptians to do the same! By performing calculations using different forms of numerical representation, students will be able to assess the relative advantages and disadvantages of these number systems. We will consider how the number systems met the needs of the civilizations that used them, and, perhaps, where they fell short. Every student will have a strong sense of the importance of place value by the end of this class!
5th-6th 12 0 12

$170.00

$153.00 before Dec 19

3 3:00 pm 3:55 pm
SAT Math Prep and Challenge Problems
Whether you’re getting close to taking the SAT, or you just like a challenge, this class will help you develop the mathematical skills and the confidence you need to demolish standardized tests!  Each class will begin with a lesson focused on a specific content area covered by the SAT. Whether the topic is new or review, we’ll pull the ideas together so you’ll be ready to tackle SAT prep problems related to that topic. As with all mathematics, there are multiple ways to approach every SAT style question. Once students have solved a particular problem, we’ll go back and consider an array of possible approaches. One of our objectives is to increase speed, not by doing the same work faster, but by finding a shorter route to the same correct answer. Students will learn to do rapid assessment and improve their ability to work through problems quickly and accurately. Students must have completed Algebra I (or have permission of the instructor) to register for this class. Any topics beyond Algebra I, such as high school geometry or Algebra II,  that are required to solve an SAT problem, will be covered in class.
7th-12th 12 0 12

$170.00

$153.00 before Dec 19

3 1:00 pm 1:55 pm
Statistics: Dealing with Data
Statistics is the mathematics of distilling large amounts of data into manageable pieces of information. Mathematicians use statistics to summarize data. In doing so, we lose information about the individual and gain insight into the group. In this class, we will use statistics to interpret and summarize data, thereby gaining insight into a population. We will discuss measures of central tendency; linear data, quadratic data and normal data distributions; correlation and strength of correlation; deviation and standard deviation; as well as error assessment. This is a seminar style class, so personal maturity and respect for the opinions of others is a prerequisite. Students should ordinarily be studying Algebra I or higher in order to fully participate.
7th-9th 12 0 12

$170.00

$153.00 before Dec 19