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Grades 2 – 3

Basic Skills & Problem Solving I

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This program is primarily intended for students entering grades 2 and 3 who want a “refresher” before school starts. It is also ideal for new students who would like to experience the Spirit of Math classroom, or establish some skills before starting the school-year evening classes. Content includes addition and multiplication drills, number theory topics such as regrouping and mental math, and problem solving topics such as consecutive number problems, counting shapes, date problems, cuts and pieces, and integers.

Grades 2 – 3

Graphing & Discovering Patterns

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How can you explain an exact location in space? Students will learn how the Cartesian axes are used to describe a location in space, then plot points and make drawings in all four quadrants. This program also introduces students to the Tower of Hanoi, patterns in circle chords, and finally the Fibonacci sequence. Drills and several mPODs® (Math Problem of the Day) will be done each day. This program is for students entering grade 2 or 3 in the coming school year.

 

Grades 4 – 6

Basic Skills & Problem Solving II

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This program is primarily intended for students entering grade 4, 5 or 6 who want a “refresher” before school starts. It is also ideal for new students who would like to experience the Spirit of Math classroom, or establish some skills before starting the school-year evening classes. Content includes integer addition and multiplication drills, number theory topics such as relocation, integers, primes, divisibility rules, lowest common multiples, and a large variety of problem solving topics, including Venn diagrams and date problems.

Grades 4 – 6

Golden Ratio & Contest Prep

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The Golden Ratio was so pleasing to the eye that at one time in history it even became a “decree absolute” for the rules governing the shape and disposition of drawing and paintings, and architecture. Students taking this program will be “discovering” the golden ratio and looking at its implications in nature. Students will also be preparing for the up-coming Mathematica competitions. Drills and several mPODs® (Math Problem of the Day) will also be completed each day. This program is for students entering grades 4, 5 or 6 in the coming school year.

Grade 5

Refresher Course

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The Spirit of Math grade 5 program is a foundational year when students consolidate their numeracy skills and their understanding of numbers, consequently all the Spirit of Math courses link to this grade. This 1-week program is a very fast overview of the grade 5 program. It is designed for students who have finished the Spirit of Math grade 5 course (who would like to consolidate their understanding), and new students who are entering grades 6, 7 or 8.

 

Morning topics covered:

Relocation Property; Signed Numbers; Order of Operations; Factors, Multiples and Primes; and Number Sets.
Afternoon topics covered:
Spirit of Math 10-minute drills and problem solving.

Grades 7 – 9

Probability

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This program, designed for students entering grades 7, 8 and 9, is for the serious student who wants a greater understanding of probability. This course starts with the basics and quickly progresses to high-level probability concepts, including permutations and combinations. This content is not taught during the regular Spirit of Math school year program due to limited time, but is a core topic that students should know. This course also includes daily multiplication drills and competition problem sets.

Grades 7 – 9

Transformations

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A thorough investigation of transformations is covered in this course. Translations, reflections, rotations, and dilations will be explored, as well as the combination of the transformations. The program concludes with a competitive rally for students to enjoy. This course is unique to Spirit of Math, having been developed apart from other textbooks. In the past, this course was taught in the evening classes, but has been taken out of the school year program to allow for the addition of new topics in the senior grades.

We are pleased to offer our summer camps with our partners available at select locations across Canada!

Grades 2-9 – Chess N' Math (Afternoon add-on program)

With 30 years of experience, Chess ‘n Math instructors teach chess using a program especially designed for young people. This program has been planned, designed and tested by some of our best teachers over the years. Children learn at their own pace in a fun environment which helps them build social and collaborative skills, acquire strong problem solving abilities that ensures the development of players at all levels. In addition, the program also includes exciting intellectual games, treasure hunt, tournaments and much moreLessons are tailored for students at all levels and prizes and certificates are awarded to all participants at the end of the camp.  

Grades 2-3 – Level: 1 - Making Cents: Knowledge Makes Cents (Afternoon add-on program)

This program teaches your child the link between careers and earned income, and saving and spending.  Your child will “earn” income through fun career role-playing activities, such as building Walter’sFUNtastic City.  Then, they hone their money math skills as they learn how to deposit, save, and withdraw from their own pretend bank account at our unique Walter’s FUNtastic Bank. 

Grades 2-3 –Level: 2 - Making Cents: Knowledge Makes Cents (Afternoon add-on program)

Level 2 begins with the students playing our FUNancial Feud Game™ to test their money knowledge, then we build the fun money lessons by relating $1 – $500 to the real world by playing our unique and fun game, Price is Almost Right™. Your child gets to patiently watch his/her account at Walter’s FUNtasticBank™ grow and earn interest. Your child will learn about life’s basic needs and what they cost with fun activities such as grocery shopping and “eating out” at Walter’s FUNtastic Restaurant. 

Grades 4-6 –Junior Level - FUNancial Freedom Game: Knowledge Makes Cents (Afternoon add-on program)

The best way to teach children good money habits is by giving them their own money to experience. Through active participation in our fun, competitive, and simplified financial game, your children will experience “real-life” and relevant money situations. They will “earn” their own income, budget between needs and wants, pay income taxes, give back to the community, build assets, and be introduced to the importance of Paying My Future Self First. 

Grades 7-9 –Level: 1 - My Investment Cents: Knowledge Makes Cents (Afternoon add-on program)

Would you like your child to achieve financial freedom as adults? Time is on their side if they start to invest and build their assets early. In this program, your child will set financial goals and learn about different types of investments, diversification and risk tolerance. They will experience the “journey” to their financial freedom, in class, by playing a fun Investment Game. This game allows your child to experience the volatility (i.e. investment gains and losses) from different investments and different levels of risk so that he/she can apply this knowledge to build a financially success future in real life.  

Please visit www.knowledgemakescents.com for more information. 

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