Fraction/Decimal +Hands-on Chemistry!
Most elementary school students master computation with whole numbers -- but many struggle with fractions and decimals. The processes are similar; the basic skills are the same. And yet, almost every middle school student we see at EdBoost needs to go back to 4th and 5th grade math material and relearn how to compute with fractions and decimals.
So, do two years worth of review in a week!
This camp spends its mornings focusing on the details of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing with fractions and decimals. When do you line up the decimal? When do you need a common denominator? When can you cross-cancel? How can you figure fraction and decimal problems as efficiently as possible? We will answer these questions and more! Students will do enough practice that they will find it hard to FORGET how to do these operations. And we'll throw in enough games and competition that the morning will fly by.
Then, we'll spend the afternoons exploring Chemistry. We'll learn the basics of chemistry, including balancing equations, but the main focus will be performing experiments. We'll do acid/base testing, creating our own litmus paper and testing liquids; create a range of non-Newtonian fluids (such as plasmas and colloids), and basically see what kind of foams, precipitates, and color changes we can create with our test tubes!
And, they'll have the math skills they need to dream big about becoming chemists and scientists themselves!