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Geometry

Sunday, 9:00-10:30am

Homework Hour: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm

Teacher: Mary Marvin

Assistant Teacher: Ishaan Sinha

Start date: 09/11.

No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.

Math 2

Tuesday: 6:30-7:15pm

Teacher: Eli Zislis

Start date: 09/13.

No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.

This is a class for students who have thoroughly mastered addition and subtraction of numbers to 40 using vertical algorithms, as well as using mental calculation strategies. Students must know the multiplication table up to 5 and related division facts, have basic understanding of fractions and be able to solve simple word problems including problems which involve multiplication and division.


We will continue on with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, paying special attention to mental calculation as well as we develop a deeper understanding of the place values. We will also learn how to find a number given a sum and a difference of two numbers and how to make a whole with fractions (with like denominators). We will learn how to solve problems with money, time and time intervals and other units of time. 

Math 3

Saturdays. 9:30-10:30am

Teacher: Zoya Koza

Assistant Teacher: TBA

Start date: 09/10.

No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.

This year’s math objectives include:

  • Gain the skills to do mental math
  • Multiply two-digit numbers
  • Divide two-digit numbers
  • Understand, compare and identify fractions
  • Interpret charts and graphs

Math 4A

Teacher: Mary Marvin

 A test is required for entrance into this class.

Start date: .

No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.

Curriculum 4A

   The 4th grade arithmetic program will be studied in depth and at a rigorous level.  The topics of fractions, long division, and multiplication, and in the winter semester, decimals, will be covered.  Factorization, primes, divisibility, and counting principles will be prominent in the program.  Geometry, including area, perimeter, and volume of cubes, will be covered, with complex problems on each.  The course will have a heavy emphasis on challenging problem solving, with Olympiad preparation done throughout, with topics in logic, sets, number theory, probability, and combinatorics.  The program is for those who wish to study mathematics at a deep level, with age-appropriate problems, and a test is required for entrance into this class.

 

Math 4

Saturdays, 10:45-12:00pm

Teacher: Mary Marvin

Homework Hour: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm

Assistant Teacher: Collin Ostertag

Start date: 09/10.

No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.

Curriculum

 Students will move further into the topic of fractions, including adding and subtracting mixed numbers with different denominators.  Fraction multiplication will be introduced.  There will be many word problems requiring an understanding of these fraction concepts.   Long division and multiplication will now include 3, and 4-digit numbers, and prime factorization and divisibility rules will be studied.  The second semester will see the introduction of decimals and how they relate to fractions.  Geometry will be developed further, with more complex problems on area and perimeter, and now the volume of cubes and cuboids.  Along with the heavy arithmetic program, students will study exciting topics to prepare them for Math Olympiads, which they’ll start taking this year for the first time.  Topics like set theory, probability, logic, and combinatorics will be taught – if taught at an age-appropriate level, young kids can do these things. 

 

Prerequisites 

     Students should have a strong mastery of arithmetic through 3rd grade to succeed in this class.  They must be able to add and subtract 4-digit numbers with “borrowing,” to multiply and divide a 3-digit by a 1-digit number, and an understanding of fractions as an equal part of the whole, along with equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator, and basic notions of perimeter, area, and angles.

Math 5

Saturdays, 9:00-10:30am

Homework Hour: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm

Teacher: Mary Marvin

Assistant Teacher: Collin Ostertag

 Start date: 09/10.

No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.

Curriculum

 

    We continue with fractions, multiplying and dividing fractions with different denominators; more complicated fraction word problems will be studied. Students will move to percentages, ratios, rates, and geometry topics including the area of a triangle and composite figures, angles, and parallel lines. Along with the rigorous arithmetic program, Olympiad and contest problems and topics will be included as a part of each lesson.  Counting principles, finding probabilities, set theory, combinatorics and logic are some of the topics we will study for the Olympiads.

 

Prerequisites

 

    Students must have mastery of 2-digit by 2-digit multiplication, division of a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number, concepts of fractions including addition and subtraction with different denominators, and fraction multiplication of a whole number by a fraction.  They must be able to work through a fraction word problem. Students must understand factors and multiples. Decimals must be mastered through addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of a decimal number by a whole number, and rounding.  They must know how to find the area of a composite figure composed of squares and rectangles. 

Math 6 

Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am

Homework Hour: TBD

Teacher: Mark Kauderer

Assistant Teacher: Ankit Varghese

Start date: 09/10.

No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.

This is a class for students who have a deep understanding of the foundations of our number system and can work comfortably with whole numbers, thoroughly mastered the basics of fractions and decimals, and learned simple geometric figures and measurements.

We will continue with the four operations on integers, fractions, and mixed numbers, the order of operation, writing and simplifying expression, and formulating an algebraic equation to represent problem situations. 

Students will be solving more challenging word problems involving fractions and percents, ratio, and speed, as well as the volume of the solid figures, triangle, and quadrilateral geometry.

Finally, we will be solving many non-routine word problems and puzzles from different areas of mathematics. In addition, every month, starting from November to March, students will participate in math competitions - MOEMS.

Math 6A

Saturdays, 10:45-12:00 pm

Homework Hour: Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm

Teacher: Zoya Koza

Assistant Teacher: Eli Zislis

Start date: 09/10.

No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.

Prealgebra 1

This course is designed for advanced study of math.

The main concepts for this class are listed below:
Number theory: Properties of Arithmetic, Negations, Reciprocals, Squares of the
sum & difference of two squares, Higher Exponents, Negative Exponents,
Divisibility rules, Prime factorization, Greatest common factor and least common
multiple. Rational and irrational numbers, Order of operations including
exponents and square roots.
Art of problem-solving methods: Students continue to apply the methods they
learned in previous years such as systematic listing, models, methods of solving
systems of equations and inequalities in order to apply them to complex word
problems involved with fractions and decimals, ratio and percent, average and
rate, speed.

Algebra 1

Sundays, 10:45-12:15pm

Teacher: Mary Marvin

Homework Hour: tba

Assistant Teacher: tba

Start date: 09/11.

No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.

Curriculum

     Students will now move into proper Algebra, deepening the topics they learned in Prealgebra – distributing will now be done with fractions and negatives, exponents will be continued, and they will learn how to set up and solve harder linear equations.  Inequalities and absolute value will be studied.  Many word problems involve rate, ratio, percentage, and speed, i.e.,

topics from prealgebra will be studied.  The slope of a line, parallel and perpendicular lines and the equation of a line will be developed.  Equations, as they relate to the shape of a graph will be studied.

Prerequisites:

     To be accepted to this class students must have a deep understanding of the topics of fractions, decimals, percentage, ratio, rate, and distance-speed-time problems and be able to solve difficult word problems on these topics.

     In addition students must have command of the topics of PreAlgebra, including integers (+, - x, and dividing); simple exponents, distributing and then combining like terms, absolute values, algebraic substitution, and be able to turn a verbal phrase into an algebraic expression or equation and solve it. They should know how to form and solve a simple linear equation.

     They must have some basic geometry, e.g. area of triangles and composite shapes, angles of a triangle, and quadrilateral.

 

 

 

Saturdays, 9:30-11:00am

Teacher: ТБА

Start date: 09/10.

No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.

Algebra 1 Honors

Thursday 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Homework Hour: Tue 7:00-8:00

Teacher: Timothy Torubarov

Start date: 09/15.

No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.

Teacher: Mary Marvin
Assistant Teacher: Timothy Torubarov

Prerequisites
This is a rigorous class requiring full command of the topics covered in a school
Algebra 1 course.
To succeed in this class students must be able to work with the following easily
topics: the equation of a line, parallel and perpendicular lines, the slope of a line, absolute
values and inequalities, both 1 and 2-dimensional; they must know how to manipulate
algebraic fractions to solve fractional equations and expressions; complex exponents
will be needed, as well harder problems on distributing, factoring (including some
higher degree equations); and command of quadratic equations, including the
quadratic formula and the graph of a parabola, and its equation as we shift and
stretch it on the coordinate grid.
To sum up, a strong Algebra background is a must for this class.
Curriculum
We move into harder factorizations, complex algebraic fractions, polynomial
functions and all operations, including division, imaginary and complex numbers,
fractional and negative exponents, radical equations, composite and split functions,
matrices and systems of 3 or more equations, exponential and simple logarithmic
functions, series and sequences (both arithmetic and geometric,) and algebraic
statistics.
This is a rigorous curriculum covering many important topics.

Individual tutoring upon request.

Tests prep, customized tutoring.

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