is not your typical math class. Students work in pairs wherever
they're comfortable -- at the board, at a desk, on the floor
-- on problems from our extensive curriculum. For all students
the focus is on understanding and exploration instead of memorization.
An experienced instructor and teaching assistants circulate about
the classroom, offering encouragement and providing direction.
has really helped me boost up my confidence. I can raise my
hand in class to answer a question without worrying whether
I'm right or wrong because I've already worked it out two or
three different ways."
-SummerMath student, Washington, DC
After being accepted into SummerMath,
each student will indicate what area of mathematics she would like
to focus on: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or pre calculus to
calculus. This choice may be based on whether the student would like
to review past material, gain proficiency in a particular area, or
preview material that may be coming up in her next math course in
school. The student may want to make this choice in consultation
with her parents, teachers, and/or SummerMath directors. To see topic
descriptions, click here.
enjoyed this class (FMC) so much. In just 4 weeks I learned a
variety of things that I did not
know. I have learned strategies and skills that will help me become
a better math solver. This was the best experience coming from my
-- SummerMath student, Milton, MA
||FMC is held each
weekday during the program for 90 minutes, allowing students
time to explore, reflect and just have fun solving problems.
Each class has about 12 to 15 students and is staffed by an instructor
and two teaching assistants. All FMC students will learn how
to use technology to solve math problems. A TI 83 calculator
will be provided for each student, and students will use computers
in the classroom.
Other daily classes at SummerMath: