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Math & Logic Through Games

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 PEMDAS, prime factorization, positive and negative numbers, factors and multiples, and more critical thinking skills
  • good sportsmanship, leadership, and communication skills
  • creativity
  • 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, Geometry, or Algebra 2 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!

Both levels of this class can be repeated to help students continue to gain mastery, and 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 mathematical 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.

Math-based puzzles: We work through math-based puzzles that help students practice their skills to gain a higher level of mastery. These worksheets help students with specific skills that are needed for higher level math and are often easily confused. In addition to practicing these skills, the puzzles allow them to use logic and decoding skills.

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 for several years. 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.

There are 2 levels for this class.  The class will be Pre-Algebra & Algebra 1 in one of the levels and the other class will be Algebra 1, Geometry & Algebra 2.

Ages: ability based (Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & Geometry type games), but about 12-16 yo.

Teacher: Lizzie Scott

Cost: Please see pricing chart

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