Summer Math 2018!


Summer Math! - Class Summary

Classes 200 and 300: Algebra ~ In the Spirit of How Numbers Behave (Classic Version)
Class 400: Pre-Algebra / Algebra-I
Class 500: Algebra-II / Geometry

The Math Club - Summer Math 2018 - Schedule Chart

 Monday

 Tuesday

 Wednesday

 Thursday

 Friday

Class 400
Pre-Algebra / Algebra-I
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Class 200
Algebra-Classic
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Class 400
Pre-Algebra / Algebra-I
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Class 200
Algebra-Classic
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Tutoring

Class 500
Algebra-II / Geometry
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Class 300
Algebra-Classic
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Class 500
Algebra-II / Geometry
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Class 300
Algebra-Classic
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Tutoring




Algebra ~ In the Spirit of How Numbers Behave
(Classic Version)

The Math Club is offering a summer math program again for those students interested in continuing their math studies over the summer. I have written my own course notes that will cover pre-Algebra and continue into Algebra. I have developed these materials over the last ten years as a summer math class offering hence the description Classic Version. The material and homework is appropriate for the young math student that is seeing the subject for the first time to the student that needs a strong review of the basic theory.

In essence, the class: "Algebra ~ In the Spirit of How Numbers Behave" is a studious experience that investigates and asks questions of:

I present the material in the spirit of "why it works the way that it does" and not just a "follow the rules" approach. This gives the student a strong foundation of the basic concepts and adds to their basic understanding that will help them advance further in their academic math studies in school.

My program started ten years ago due to an interest of The Math Club parents to help their children advance in their school math work. I am continuing the tradition of adapting my program to the needs that parents and math students have found interesting and useful. This year, I will have more topics and more refinements to my class notes. The classes will be offered at two levels.

Classes 200 and 300: Algebra ~ In the Spirit of How Numbers Behave

Class-200 5:30pm-7:00pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays

The Class-200 is intended for students that are entering third and up to entering fifth grade in the Fall. The students that were in the E-Division of The Math Club in this last year will benefit from Class-200. Young students that have taken this class before will benefit due to review and confidence building on the materials covered. Another option for the younger students that took the 5:30pm class last year would be to take Class-300 which proceeds at a faster pace and dives deeper into the fundamental questions.

Class-300: 7:00pm-8:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays
The Class-300 is good for advanced younger students and for students that are entering sixth grade through eight grade in the Fall. The students that were in the E&M-Division of The Math Club in this last year will benefit from Class-300. For the student, that has just finished eight grade, they may enjoy an advanced refresher of algebra principles before entering high school. This also gives the advanced student the opportunity to ask me detailed questions about algebra that they may have.


Students that are interested are encouraged to complete a summer math project (optional) in addition to the class work. Please contact me to discuss topics for study.

This summer class is offered twice a week for five weeks. You can choose the Class level that best works for your student and with your other summer plans. Each class is 1 hour and 30 minutes long and we will meet at the Hancock Church on Massachusetts Avenue. The format of the class is instructional where I challenge the students to understand the topic of algebra and concepts leading to geometry.

Class Time: Mondays and Wednesdays
Class Dates: Class-200 and Class-300 Proposed for 2017

Week-1: Tuesday (7/11), Thursday (7/13)
Week-2: Tuesday (7/18), Thursday (7/20)
Week-3: Tuesday (7/25), Thursday (7/27)
Week-4: Tuesday (8/1), Thursday (8/3)
Week-5: Tuesday (8/8), Thursday (8/10)


Class 400: Pre-Algebra / Algebra-I

The Classs-400 will be a overeview sampling of the topics in Pre-Algebra and Algebra-I that will provide insight to the student on these topics as they are applied to problem solving with the Pre-Algebra and Algebra-I level methods. A set of insturction class notes will be provided along with class handouts and homework sets. A single text book, at this time, will not be used. A syllabus will be posted in June.

This summer class is offered twice a week for five weeks. Each class is 1 hour and 30 minutes long and we will meet at the Hancock Church on Massachusetts Avenue. The format of the class is instructional where I challenge the students to understand the topic of algebra and concepts leading to geometry. Since this is a new class, special interest topics will be presented by me the instructor to deliver the topics of interest to the students. A research topic can be selected by each student to help continue their studies throughout the summer. This approach of providing an environment of exploration beond the class room will help the student in future studies and general motivation towards diligent work.

Class 400: Pre-Algebra / Algebra-I
Class Time: 5:30 - 7:00, Mondays and Wednesdays
Class Dates: Proposed for 2017

Week-1: Monday (7/10), Wednesday (7/12)
Week-2: Monday (7/17), Wednesday (7/19)
Week-3: Monday (7/24), Wednesday (7/26)
Week-4: Monday (7/31), Wednesday (8/2)
Week-5: Monday (8/7), Wednesday (8/9)


Class 500: Algebra-II / Geometry

The Classs-500 will be a overeview sampling of the topics in Algebra-II and Geometry that will provide insight to the student on these topics as they are applied to problem solving with the Algebra-II and Geometry level methods. A set of insturction class notes will be provided along with class handouts and homework sets. A single text book, at this time, will not be used. A syllabus will be posted in June.

This summer class is offered twice a week for five weeks. Each class is 1 hour and 30 minutes long and we will meet at the Hancock Church on Massachusetts Avenue. The format of the class is instructional where I challenge the students to understand the topic of algebra and concepts leading to geometry. Since this is a new class, special interest topics will be presented by me the instructor to deliver the topics of interest to the students. A research topic can be selected by each student to help continue their studies throughout the summer. This approach of providing an environment of exploration beond the class room will help the student in future studies and general motivation towards diligent work.

Class 500: Algebra-II / Geometry
Class Time: 7:00 - 8:30, Mondays and Wednesdays
Class Dates: Proposed for 2017

Week-1: Monday (7/10), Wednesday (7/12)
Week-2: Monday (7/17), Wednesday (7/19)
Week-3: Monday (7/24), Wednesday (7/26)
Week-4: Monday (7/31), Wednesday (8/2)
Week-5: Monday (8/7), Wednesday (8/9)


Course Materials
Each student will receive the current set of the class notes in a binder, homework assignment and additional handouts. The homework is assigned at every class and the homework is graded by myself and teaching assistants with comments written on the students progress and areas for improvement. The student may need access to a computer at home or at a local library for completing research studies and to experiment with online math modeling solftware.

Course Fee: $TBD
Due Date: June 16, 2018
Class Meetings: Students attend for ten lessons (15 hours total).

Notes:

1. The meeting place will be at the Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, Massachusetts 02421. The classes will meet a total of ten days on either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday late afternoons.

2. The students will be given a cold snack at the end of each class.

3. Contact Joe Quigley at 781-860-9012 or Joe@TheMathClub.com with questions.

4. I have developed this course over the last fifteen years as a continuation of preparing my students to compete in the Math Olympiad Contest during the school year. The preparation is a structured but creative course on investigating algebra through the behavior of numbers. I start with the number line and develop the structure of algebra from basic principles. The course materials are the beginning of a new book that I am writing.

5. Please contact me if you have specific math instruction needs for your student. I have a large source of materials for development of math skills and methods. If needed, I can customize my materials for specific student needs. Tutoring is available, if needed.

For more information, please contact us at:

781-860-9012

info@TheMathClub.com.

"Work hard. Work smart. Check your answers!" ­ J. Quigley
"Labora Diligenter. Labora Perite. Comproba!"
­ J. Quigley

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