Advanced MathBoost! + Advanced Hands-on Biology
One of the key struggles of the upper elementary grades is mastering advanced computation, including long multiplication and long division. Students know HOW these processes work, but many struggle to master them, which leads to incorrect answers in pre-algebra and algebra. And, although most adults will bust out a calculator for long division problems, the SAT now contains a no-calculator section, so every high school student should be proficient in doing math by hand.
This camp spends its mornings focusing on the details of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing with whole numbers. Students should be able to understand how all of these processes work and be able to deploy the correct algorithms to get accurate answers efficiently. With some review and practice -- the focus on our mornings -- every student should leave this camp feeling ready to tackle middle and high school math.
In the afternoons, we will focus on biology. Last year we worked with planeria and dissected frogs. This year, we're stepping up our life science studies. Among other experiements and observations, we'll delve into cellular reproduction, including both mitosis and meiosis, studying Zebra fish eggs from fertilization through cell division. We will also do comparative anatomy, studying, dissecting, and comparing a variety of animals to learn how form affects function and vice versa. Students will do some book studying to learn how bodies work, hone their dissection skills, record their results in lab notebooks and fully connect book learning to hands-on (or gloves-on!) learning.
By the end of the week, they'll have gone far developing the math skills they need to dream big about becoming scientists themselves!
Sign up using the links below. You can also sign up for aftercare (3pm-6pm). You can sign up for the week ($100) or for a few days (you can let us know which days on your form, or closer to the date of the camp).