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Manipulating Math: Simple Statistics*

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2024

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Becca Sticha

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Questions and more questions! We will be creating our own surveys and deciding the best ways to display our data. Maybe you want to quantify the types of extra curricular activities of Compass students, or maybe you'd like to find out the average bedtime of students of different age groups. Are you into sports? Let's talk about baseball stats and measures of center! We will even learn how to use statistics to support an argument. Students will formulate questions and conduct investigations, learn about gathering data, represent data in a variety of tables, charts, graphs, and plots, and analyze and interpret data by making inferences, observing trends, drawing conclusions and making predictions. Students will practice problem solving skills, reasoning and basic math in this class

Topics in this Series: Measurement Madness (Quarter 1); Fun with Fractions (Quarter 2); Geometry Games (Quarter 3); and Simple Statistics (Quarter 4)

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $154.00

Math Masterminds: Modern Challenges*

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2024

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Becca Sticha

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Each week, students will tackle math puzzles, challenges, and learn new "tricks" and techniques to solve a variety of math problems, all while learning about the masterminds behind founding principles of modern mathematics. Students will learn about the life and times of a great mathematician and then explore key concepts, principles, and formulas introduced by the featured master. Students' problem- solving skills will be honed as they examine the historical, cultural, and personal context for discoveries in mathematics. The class will work sample problems and use experiments and manipulatives to demonstrate the formulas, theories, short-cuts, or alternate approaches suggested by famous mathematicians.

Fourth quarter, students will be exposed to a wide variety of mathematical terms and concepts from the Modern Thinkers including Fermat, Euler, Galois, and Noether.

Topics in this Series: Geometry Challenges (Quarter 1); Pattens & Problems Solvers (Quarter 2); Great Discoveries (Quarter 3); and Modern Challenges (Quarter 4).

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $154.00

Number Ninjas: Math in Nature*

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2024

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Becca Sticha

Grade Range: K-1st

Prerequisites:

Does your child learn best by hands-on activities, crafts, games, and stories? Number Ninjas is based on the belief that children need to work with mathematics in a concrete, physical, and tangible way in order to learn fundamental concepts. Young students will love learning numerical concepts in this interactive, exploration-based class where work with numbers feels like a game.

Fourth quarter, students will look to nature for mathematical patterns and shapes. The class will examine: radial patterns such as those found in flowers, sea stars, and snowflakes; tessellations (repeating patterns) such as in a bee honeycomb, crystals, or a snakeskin; concentric tree rings, fractals (branching) of ferns, trees, lightning, root systems, and river deltas; symmetry in leaves, flowers, butterflies; and the Fibonacci sequence (spirals) in sunflowers and snail shells. Through a variety of hands-on projects, students will draw or create forms and patterns to replicate and remember the mathematical phenomena found in nature.

This class covers many of the 1st and 2nd grade Standards of Learning for math. Weekly update e-mails to parents will include suggestions for practice at home and extension activities.

Topics in the Series: Patterns & Properties (Quarter 1), Money Math (Quarter 2), Learning Logic (Quarter 3), and Math in Nature (Quarter 4).

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $154.00

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