Summer Programs

Two 8-Week
Programs
Open and Flexible
Enrollment
Weekly Stand-Alone Lessons
Pay per Class or per Program

Summer Math Activities

Our summer programs are designed to entertain the kids while keeping their math skills sharp throughout the summer. Students will play math games, solve riddles and puzzles, learn new tricks, solve math competition problems, and generally continue to apply and practice math concepts. No boring lectures and no homework!

Two Flexible Programs

Students can take individual classes or complete both programs, which complement each other perfectly. Join both programs for an engaging and productive summer full of non-standard math challenges! And if your summer plans change, no worries. Our schedule is designed to be flexible with plenty of make-up options any given week.

Choose Your Program

Summer Fun Math classes are perfect for keeping math skills sharp through the summer.
Through puzzles and logic games students will continue applying and practicing math concepts and learning new tricks without realizing that they are learning math!

Each week has a separate theme, e.g. pirates, space, animals, with math games featuring the theme.

See how we can use math to help us solve problems related to food, video games, geography, and much more.

Discover that math is more than just numbers and equations!  Our Fun Math puzzles incorporate skills such as cryptography, patterns, spatial reasoning and observation, and algebraic thinking with pictures.

What to Expect

  • The program runs for 8 weeks, but students can join at any point. Classes are stand-alone and do not have to be taken in a particular order.

  • Groups of 4-6 students meet online once a week for 60 minutes.

  • Lessons do not follow the traditional one-way lecture format. They consist of fun math riddles, puzzles, games, and math competition problems.

  • A typical Fun Math class may look like this:

    • Warm-Up Puzzle (first 5 min) - as students enter the classroom, give them something to think about and get excited about as we start today's lesson
    • "Take-Home Puzzle" Review (5-10 min) - each week, students are given an optional puzzle to complete at home, to extend the week's learning.  We review the solutions to the take-home puzzle the following week.
    • Core Puzzles (40 min) - students learn and practice skills and logic through puzzles and games, all matching a weekly theme
  • During class time students are encouraged to:

    • Share their ideas verbally, in turns
    • Write/annotate their ideas on the shared screen or separate whiteboard spaces
    • Chat questions and answers to the teacher
  • Our teachers facilitate learning by:

    • Asking guiding questions rather than giving direct answers
    • Ensuring each student participates equally in class via talking, writing/drawing, or chatting solutions 
  • Expectations and outcomes:

    • Students leave class with thoughts like "I can do it" and "that was awesome"
    • They love challenging friends and family with cool new tricks and and math games
    • They are excited to come back next week to learn more!
    • Math is no longer scary and boring

Fun Math Schedule - Summer 2024

When choosing a grade, please choose the grade your child will be entering in the Fall. We can form new groups on demand if there are at least 4 students available.
All times listed are in PST.

Summer Session Dates: June 17th - August 11th, no lessons July 4th- July 7th

Fees: $280 for the entire program (based on 8 weeks * $35 per weekly class.) Price is prorated to $245 for groups that meet during the 4th of July long weekend. A 20% discount is available when our two Summer Programs are purchased together.

* All times listed are in PST.

** The tuition fees are for the entire summer session.

If you can’t find suitable time for you please contact us. We can form new groups on demand.

The focus of this program is on math competition problems. Teachers expose students to different styles of questioning and strategies for solving, and provide opportunities to apply reasoning skills. The program covers a variety of math competitions: Math Kangaroo, Noetic, Math League, and Math Olympiad (MOEMS).

What to Expect

  • The program runs for 8 weeks, but students can join at any point. Classes are stand-alone and do not have to be taken in a particular order.

  • Groups of 4-6 students meet online once a week for 90 minutes. 

  • Lessons do not follow the traditional one-way lecture format. They start out with a math riddle and then move on to math competition problems. Students work together and independently. The emphasis is on learning strategies to solve challenging, non-trivial math and logic problems.

  • Course structure:

    • Learn new problem solving strategies to non-standard problems, while exploring applications of math this summer!
    • Each week has a separate “area of focus”, e.g. spatial reasoning, algebraic thinking, counting & combinatorics.
    • Students solve a variety of problems, in different contexts, that utilize the skills in the week’s “area of focus”.
    • Learn shortcuts and tricks to simplify and solve complex problems.
    • Learn (timed) test-taking strategies to maximize your score.
    • Learn how we can use math to help us solve problems related to food, video games, geography, and much more.
    • Optional homework problem assigned each week.
  • Class structure:

    • Each lesson starts with a warm-up puzzle based on logic or math skills.
    • Students practice solving problems from both “free response” and “multiple choice” types of tests, learning strategies that can be applied in each situation.
    • Each week as a “focus” topic, with more problems applying skills from that focus area, but maintaining a variety of topics to avoid fatigue and disengagement.
    • Simulated mini-tests most weeks with timed practice tests in a low-stakes environment.
  • Expectations and outcomes:

    • Move away from drills and mechanical algorithms; instead, learn how to solve challenging problems that often have an elegant solution!
    • Expose your student to a variety of non-standard, non-trivial puzzles and problems often non taught in schools.
    • Learn test-taking strategies that can be applied to all tests!
    • Meet other like-minded students who enjoy learning math!

Competition Math Schedule - Summer 2023

When choosing a grade, please choose the grade your child will be entering in the Fall. We can form new groups on demand if there are at least 4 students available.
All times listed are in PST.

Summer Session Dates: June 17th - August 11th, no lessons July 4th - July 7th

Fees: $360 for the entire program (based on 8 weeks * $45 per weekly class.) Price is prorated to $315 for groups that meet during the 4th of July long weekend. A 20% discount is available when our two Summer Programs are purchased together.  

* All times listed are in PST.

** The tuition fees are for the entire summer session.

If you can’t find suitable time for you please contact us. We can form new groups on demand.

FAQ

What are the three types of classes and how do I know which class to choose?
Will you run your regular circles in the summer?
How do I know which class to register for (based on age or grade)?
How do I register for classes?
How long are the lessons? What is the fee?
Are classes In Person or Online?
How many students are in a class?
I see many time slots available. Can I sign up for more than one class?
What happens if we miss a class?
Do families pay monthly, weekly, or per drop-in session?
What happens if we go on a long vacation?
None of the times work for me, but I really want to join your school. What can I do?
We registered for a certain grade level, but after a few lessons the class seems to hard/too easy for my child
My child attended the Level 3-4 Fun and Competition math last year as a third grader, will the material be exactly the same this summer when I register them for the same class as a 4th grader?

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