Times Table Boost! + Hands-on Science
How many students and parents suffer over times tables? School year after school year, summer after summer.... you just need to learn them!
Let's take a few days to do it. Students will leave class with a start on times tables, and with computer programs, flashcards, and worksheets to use for the rest of the summer.
We spend every morning, all week, working on times tables. We do timed worksheets, times table relays, multiplication fact battles, and even some tests. It's all times tables, all morning. And many students who have taken this camp over the past two years have found that they were the only ones in their classes who knew their times tables starting on the first day of school!
But, of course, kids cannot live by times tables alone. So, after lunch, we sink into hands-on science. We'll explore and do experiments with a wide range of life and physical sciences, from growing brine shrimp and observing them under the microscope, to building circuits, motors, and vehicles. Our goal is for the students to see some of the fun, hands-on (science and engineering related) reasons why they really do want to become great at math!
You won't believe it -- but one of our third graders actually told us that this was her favorite summer camp (and she went to a lot of fun summer camps!). We work hard to make this a hugely productive, but also really fun camp.