Algebra Training Workshop: July 15-July 26, 2024
Intended for students entering grades eight and nine, this two-week course focuses on training students in the fundamentals of algebra. Open to U.S. residents only.
This two-week intensive focuses on strengthening command of basic mathematical understandings as well as setting a strong foundation for algebraic concepts. The course will reinforce students’ number sense by specifically reviewing numerical techniques, arithmetic, and number systems. Students should possess the ability to process those pre-algebra concepts, but the course seeks to reinforce those rudimentary skills before moving into algebraic concepts.
As the session shifts, the course examines linear equations and word problems, which provide the heart of algebra. The goal is for students to solve quadratic equations both by factoring and formula. Constant repetition and practice will strengthen their problem-solving skills. The instructor will stress critical thinking rather than rote memorization, which will prepare students for future mathematical courses.
Students who are beginning algebra will benefit from the intensity of the course. Students will leave the program with more confidence in their mathematical abilities and problem-solving skills.
Participants engage in four and a half hours of classroom activities each day (the class size is limited to 12 students per section). In addition, they take part in a daily athletic program, as well as a variety of cultural, recreational, and extracurricular offerings, both on and off campus. Meals and housing are provided on campus. Each student is typically assigned one roommate of the same age and gender.
|9:30—10:00||Assembly or Break|
|10:00—11:30||Morning Class Continued|
|7:30—9:30||Evening Activities or Homework|
Intended for students entering grades eight and nine, this two-week course focuses on training students in the fundamentals of algebra. Through individualized attention and practice, students will increase their confidence in their mathematical abilities and develop the critical thinking necessary to succeed in high school level math. U.S. residents only.