MathBoost! + Hands-on Biology/Microbiology (grades 1-3)
One of the secrets of math success -- and even math love -- is the ability to work with numbers quickly and easily. No one likes work that takes too long or takes too much work. So, asking a student to do a complex operation, like long division or a complicated equation, that requires many steps, feels impossible for students who are still using their fingers to add and subtract or consulting a chart for times tables. MathBoost uses fun ways -- games, races, contests -- to push kids to become fast and fluent in their grade level math facts (and above grade level math facts if we can get there). For many kids, learning that math can be pain-free is a revelation. Providing that revelation in the beginning of the school years can make a huge difference in how those kids look at math. So, we take mornings to try to grow our students' excitement for and competence in math.
Then, after lunch, we will dig into biology. We'll explore the invisible life inside pond water, the inner workings of larger creatures through dissection, and the mysteries of fermentation (how can we use fermentation to make bread fluffy, keep milk from spoiling, and make bubbly water?). Students will work with real microscopes, dissection tools, and conduct experiments using the scientific method.
Sign up using the links below. You can also sign up for aftercare (3pm-6pm). You can sign up for the week ($100) or for a few days (you can let us know which days on your form, or closer to the date of the camp).