Fraction/Decimal + Hands-on Astronomy
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, after lunch, we are taking our inspiration from the Mars Rover. We are going to learn about space, from our solar system to distance space objects. We're going to do hands-on projects to understand how we explore and study space (from earth and from a tool like the Rover), and use some special equipment to actually study the sun (safely!).
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).