Your child will come once a week for 45 minutes of challenges, puzzles, exercises, games and mini lessons.
Each grade learns and practices concepts and skills that are appropriate for their age.
Grade 2 sessions incorporate a lot of simple addition and subtraction at the start of the school year, but over time - and as number sense develops - more advanced addition and subtraction as well as multiplication, division, fractions and other "building block" concepts are introduced.
Grade 3s jump right into multiplication at the start of the school year, with division being brought in again once a reasonable comfort level with multiplication has been reached. At this age, addition and subtraction will continue to be regularly reviewed and fractions and other concepts will also be further developed.
Grade 4s still work on their addition/subtraction skills, as they develop strategies for managing larger numbers and more complex equations. However, more time at this level is spent on helping the kids develop greater comfort with multiplication and division, as well as practicing more advanced concepts (e.g. decimals, percentages, averages, etc.) and learning how to tackle multi-step problems.
Grade 5s practice everything we work on with the earlier grades, but with a much greater emphasis on putting all the skills together and developing the ability to think algebraically.
In our Middle School Program, the emphasis is on practice and review of all the core "building block" concepts, while also providing help navigating the more challenging aspects of the middle school curriculum and further developing number sense.
For all clubs, one day might start with a game or a quick review or even a fun group challenge such as a treasure hunt.
After that, we might do a little lesson based on the challenge. For a treasure hunt, we could explore strategies for solving word problems.
We might then do some practice exercises based on the lesson or the challenge, which we would then go over together.
To finish, we often play a game using a skill developed in a recent session.
Homework might be a puzzle, a related worksheet or simply finishing something we started in the session.
Going where the math takes us!