Key
A: For All Ages.
PK: For Pre-Kindergarden and Early Childhood.
ES: For Elementary-School
MS: Middle-School.
HS: High-School.

Mathematics Courses

  
MATH FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD   PK, EC
Young children master basic mathematics concepts, from numeric comprehension to simple arithmetic operations. Students learn about shapes, scale, and greater and less than. For example, rhythm and movement games emphasize patterns and reinforce counting skills. Students may also learn measurement by cooking and making visual recipe books.

BOARD GAMES TO PUZZLES          A
Students create board games and puzzles employing their knowledge of mathematics concepts, problem-solving strategies, and critical thinking skills. Students revise traditional games to include arithmetic rules and principles, and also create original math games.

FRACTION QUILTS          E, MS
Students learn the basic principles of fractions and mixed numbers by creating a whole from fractional parts using colored squares of origami paper or fabric. Students' pieces are then assembled to create a patchwork quilt.

BASIC MATH SKILLS THROUGH CREATIVE MATH PROJECTS   A
In this lively program, students learn math through hands-on activities that make abstract concepts concrete. For example, students may use basic cooking to learn measuring and proportion, or make geometric quilts to practice working with whole numbers, fractions, and mixed numbers. This program can be used to teach a wide variety of math skills, across all grade levels.

STARTING YOUR OWN CLASSROOM BUSINESS     A
Students operate their own businesses by creating jewelry, artworks, or t-shirts for sale. Students learn to estimate costs, calculate profits, and determine gross and net earnings. Students also apply percentages when calculating the tax on their products. This project teaches critical thinking, basic finance, budgeting, and arithmetic operations.

MATH THROUGH ART   A
Students learn the ways that math has influenced art throughout history and create works of art in the styles of famous artists. Students learn fractions, proportion, scalar drawing, and graphing by studying Renaissance art. Vedic squares, Fibonacci sequences, tessellations, and number patterns are introduced through the work of abstract painters.

ARCHITECTURE: FROM COTTAGES TO CASTLES        A
Students design and build model structures and environments. They create scale drawings and models of their dream houses, ideal neighborhoods, and improved cities. This program teaches basic physics and mathematics concepts including fractions, measuring, area, word problems, scale, and proportion. Students also learn the cultural and historical significance of the built environment around the world.

MATH THROUGH MUSIC        E, MS
Students create musical instruments and study the relationship between music and mathematics. For example, students may learn about proportion and greater and less than, through chords and musical notation. They may also study pitch and logarithmic scales, compose rhythms, and breakdown beats to study patterns and fractions.

MATH THROUGH DANCE       E, MS
Students learn basic number concepts such as addition, subtraction, patterns, and simple geometry through movement. Students then perform dances that demonstrate their understanding of the concepts they have learned.

GEOMETRY THROUGH DANCE     MS, HS
Student use geometric concepts and graphing to choreograph and perform original dances. They learn mathematical concepts as they rotate a specific number of degrees, use their bodies to form obtuse, acute, and right angles, and make symmetrical and asymmetrical movements. Finally, students write simple formulas describing the movements they make along the x-, y-, and z-axis of the dance floor.

CREATIVE CHESS            A
Students create their own chess pieces and gameboards to learn both basic and advanced strategies for playing chess. At the same time, they build critical thinking skills, improve their problem solving abilities, and practice thoughtful decision-making.

MEASUREMENT AND MATH: COOKING        E
Students read word problems, adjust measurements and combine fractions while preparing recipes from around the world and producing their own cook- books. This program enables students to learn mathematics concepts while developing a greater cultural appreciation.
    
  

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