This class may be experienced by kids as a “fun” class, but it’s one that will benefit their mental and social development by helping them to develop:
• logical abilities
• math skills that support pre-algebra and algebra, including a deeper understanding of PEDMAS, prime factorization, positive and negative numbers, factors and multiples, and more
- critical thinking skills
• good sportsmanship, leadership, and communication skills
• many other skills that can be gleaned from games
We are able to accommodate a range of ages and ability levels because the activities and games in this class are adaptable, but will be focused on Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Geometry level Math concepts. It could be a really great class for reinforcement for those enrolled in a Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 or Geometry class in a different time slot. We divide into small groups, work as a large team, and sometimes work individually to develop mathematical reasoning and logic skills in a fun, supportive environment—with special emphasis on FUN!
For Geometry, we will be doing some fun geometrical art projects.
For Pre-Algebra and Algebra, we will include a mix of the following, focused on both math and logic.
Group activities: These games are not traditional board games, but are group games that are usually cooperative in nature, and designed to allow each student to work at their own level of challenge while encouraging classmates to work to their best level. These games will incorporate logical thinking skills, math facts (at all grade levels, depending on the students), and plenty of fun!
Structured games: These games will incorporate logic, critical thinking skills, and other mathematic thought processes. When appropriate, students will play as a class, or will break into smaller groups based on ability and interest, so that everyone is engaged and having a great time.
Lizzie, a Mensa member and enthusiastic game-player herself, has taught her own children math using many games, and has really enjoyed teaching this class during the past year. With a wide collection of educational, customizable, and enjoyable games waiting to be played, Lizzie looks forward to helping those who are ambivalent about math and math enthusiasts alike as the class enjoys multiple innovative games each week.
Teacher: Lizzie Scott
Cost: Please see pricing chart
Ages: ability based (Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & Geometry type games), but about 12-16 yo.
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