Math

MINDBENDERS
This advanced course is packed with mathematical puzzles, riddles, tricks and problems. This challenging workshop is for the student who is ready to go beyond the basic skills.

MEASUREMENTS
This course provides the opportunity for each child to explore in-depth the different areas of measurement. All students will benefit from this experience.

CI FOUNDATIONS OF ALGEBRA (parts 1 and 2)
This course is designed to help the student understand the basic concepts of Algebra by using manipulatives to solve algebraic problems.

MIND PUZZLES
This advanced course is packed with mathematical puzzles, riddles, tricks and problems. This challenging workshop is for the student who is ready to go beyond the basic skills.

CI HILLSIDE KIDS COOKIE CORPORATION
This course was designed to introduce how to establish a corporation, as well as teaching the fundamentals of selling stock to finance a business. Students will learn how to produce, advertise and market cookies for a profit. Students enrolled in this course will also be introduced to basic baking techniques. Prior to food preparation laboratory experiences students will learn essential kitchen safety and sanitation procedures, common cooking term abbreviations, proper measuring techniques, and the use and care of laboratory equipment. While preparing cookies in laboratory groups, students should aim to meet their responsibilities as a cooperative team member. Time management is crucial in this course!

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS
Have you ever had a great idea for a business? If so, then this class is for you! Students will integrate their creativity into all aspects of their learning to design a profitable business. It’s never too soon to start teaching young people the value of entrepreneurship!

PROBLEM SOLVING
Students will develop critical thinking skills by using a variety of problem-solving strategies and by making decisions. Students will obtain correct numerical answers and communicate these answers through oral and written mediums. A wide range of activities will be provided, including pattern and imagery activities and logic problems.

CI MATHLETICS
Stretch, flex, and strain…is this ATHLETICS? No, it’s MATHLETICS!! Athletes stretch, flex muscles, and push their bodies to often exhausting physical limits in order to attain rewarding goals. Mathletes stretch, flex and push their mathematical minds. Everyday Mathletics is designed to challenge mathletes to do just that by using a compilation of “brain blasters” to jog math mind and to strengthen young math students’ skills in attaining rewarding goals

CI MATH AND LITERATURE
This course uses children’s books to maximize understanding and achievement in mathematics and language arts. A typical lesson includes viewing, listening, and writing as well as many hands-on, discovery-based math activities. The mathematics lessons are based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards, and the Language Arts lessons draw their inspiration from the National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association Standards.

CI MATH MANIPULATIVES
Students will explore many math concepts using a variety of materials: pattern blocks, tangrams, rods, pentaminoes, and construction projects. Divergent thinking and spatial concepts are emphasized.

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