Heart of Math

10:00am-11:30am Thursdays     Ages 5-7

Using games, songs, stories, and manipulatives, we will take a well-rounded approach to the year and keep the environment tender and learner-friendly. Multiple learning styles are used to reach students where and how they learn. Friendly to multiple levels and learning differences. We will have a time for healthy snacks. We will keep a nice balance between formal lessons, guided, and free (math-inspired) play. 

We will explore:

• all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) • odds & evens • number familiarity: visual recognition & written • number lines • shapes • tangrams • skip counting • math in nature & Fibonacci numbers • calendars • patterns • matrix games • read-alouds • concrete before abstract • active and engaged learning • field trips • socially using math language • using visual, auditory, kinetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and emotional styles of learning • drawing and writing numbers & concepts • exposure to the places math can take us • bringing back the romance and satisfaction of Big Math as a place of exploration intersecting with science, art, and philosophy! Woo!

Please pay in advance of the second class. $50 non-refundable deposit per child, per term. This is to be approached as a year-long class.

Teacher: Miranda Norris

Miranda Norris has homeschooled for 20 years, she has taught and organized homeschooling classes, events and support programs for homeschooling families, in New York and Florida. She brings fun to the subject with a healthy respect for the rules.

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Fall 2018: $357.50 + $15 materials fee

Sept. 13th, 20th, 27th; Oct. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; Nov. 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th; Dec. 6th, 13th (13 days)

(No Classes Nov. 22nd Thanksgiving Day)

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Winter 2019: $275 + $15 materials fee ($10 returning)

Jan. 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st; Feb. 7th, 14th, 28th; March 7th, 14th, 21st (10 days)

(No Classes Feb. 21st Winter Break)

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Spring 2019: $275 + $15 materials fee ($10 returning)

March 28th; April 4th, 11th, 18th; May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th; June 6th (10 days)

(No Classes April 25th Spring Break)