This is a class on problem-solving designed to stimulate lateral thinking skills and improve IQ. Learn to look at situations from unexpected angles. Stimulate your mind while tackling mathematical teasers, visual manipulatives, spatial problems, riddles, and letter and word games.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP - CREATE YOUR OWN BUSINESS!
Have you ever had a really fantastic idea for your very own business? Take those brilliant ideas and work as a team to explore the process of building your very own business. Find out about concept development, mission statements, and all the economical intricacies that come with launching your very own business.
Inspired by the Borenson program, our pre-Algebra course feels more like a board game than a math class. Students will “play” to balance and solve equations while developing a vital understanding of Algebraic concepts. With 8th grade Algebra now mandated in California, learn to love math and get a step ahead!
If your impression of board games pretty much starts and stops with Monopoly, you are in for a treat with these classes! In the last ten years, board games have undergone a renaissance throughout the world, and international games (sometimes referred to as “German Games,” “Euro Games” or “Designer Games”) are just now finding their way to North America. These games are short, easy to learn, and involve all players right until the end. Be the first to learn, and EXPAND your brain power!
MATH, MAZES & MYTHOLOGY
There are mazes everywhere, from the circuit boards that drive your television and computer to the grid of streets in Downtown L.A. to the protein sequence in a DNA molecule. Students start in ancient times and trace the history of math to modern times, along the way encountering labyrinths and puzzles that require them to apply the knowledge they have gained to find their way out. Classes proceed to introduce students to a wide breadth of information regarding innovations, inventions, arts and literature that have resulted directly from the influence of mathematics.
Today, the world of finance is an integral part of daily life. Students will learn how money, credit and the stock market really work. Topics include checks, credit cards, investing and collateral.
What is ZOME?!? It is a space-age construction set for children aged six to INFINITY! Students piece together colorful rods and nodes into patterns of dazzling complexity. Turn your young engineer loose on a bridge- building competition! How about a race to build the tallest building in the world? Whether you are looking at crystals under a microscope or the movement of the planets and the stars, there are universal geometric patterns at play. It is the same geometry used to build the pyramids and design geodesic domes. A little bit of math...a little bit of art...a little bit of science! ZOME is the educational toy of tomorrow!