Math Minds

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

We’ll use manipulatives, puzzles, games and word problems to make math come alive! Our focus will be on making math make sense and developing intuition for numbers and other abstract ideas. For this age group, the class will focus on base 10 and the four operations, approaching these topics concretely and visually in order to enable children to form concrete conceptual models of them. 

As enrichment, we will gently explore ideas that will serve children in their later mathematical studies. Possible topics include the binary system, negative numbers and combinatorics. 

Teacher: Olena Blumberg

Olena has been interested in mathematics and problem solving from a very young age. She has a gold and silver medal from the International Mathematical Olympiad and a Ph.D in mathematics from Stanford University. She’s always loved teaching and currently teaches online classes for advanced high school students through Art of Problem Solving. She’s passionate about mathematical education and is looking forward to bringing that enthusiasm to Different Directions! 

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.

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Fall 2019 : $350 14 days

Sept. 12th, 19th, 26th Oct. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st. Nov. 7th, 14th, 21st Dec. 5th, 12th, 19th

No Classes Nov 28th Thanksgiving Break

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Winter 2020: $250 10 Days

Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th Feb 6th, 13th, 27th, March 5th, 12th, 19th

No classes Feb 20th Winter Break


Spring 2020 : $250 10 Days

March 26th April 2nd, 23rd, 30th May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th (field trip) June 4th, 11th

No Class April 9th and 16th (Spring Break)