MAth mosaic - PS-8th grade

Learning objectives by group

Math Exploration, Grades: PS (groups Pythagoras, Kolobok (in Russian)

  1. Create positive associations with the subject of mathematics

  2. Develop basic math literacy skills

  3. Explore mathematical concepts in a hands-on fashion before moving on to the abstract

Math Enrichment, Grades: K-3 (groups Euclid, Archimedes, Euler)
  1. Develop creative problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills in our students

  2. Instill a strong level of confidence in each student’s mathematical abilities

  3. Introduce students to exciting mathematical topics that lie outside the school curriculum

  4. Develop positive associations with the beautiful subject of mathematics and remove the stigma that math is very hard or very boring

  5. Foster a community for mathematically oriented students and their families and foster peer relationships

Group placement programs and homework:
  • Students who attended GKRS the previous year should enroll in the next program (e.g., Archimedes after Euclid)
  • Students who are new NEW to GKRS should enroll in the younger of the two program choices (e.g., new 2nd graders should enroll in Archimedes, not Euler). If you feel that your child is ready for the more advanced program, please reach out to us for an assessment. 
  • Students will be expected to complete homework assignments and bring them to class for review. Euclid, Archimedes and Euler groups will be assigned about 45 of homework per week.

Sample HW

Competitions, Grades: 2-4 (groups Gauss, Johnson)
  1. Prepare students for math competitions such as Math Kangaroo and MOEMS 

  2. Continue building creative problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills in our students

  3. Develop stamina, grit and a positive attitude  in tackling difficult problems

  4. Introduce students to exciting mathematical topics that lie outside the school curriculum

  5. Foster a community for mathematically oriented students and their families and foster peer relationships

Group placement programs and homework:
  • Students who attended GKRS the previous year should enroll in the next program (e.g., Johnson after Gauss)
  • Students who are new NEW to GKRS should enroll in the younger of the two program choices (e.g., new 3rd graders should enroll in Gauss, not Johnson). If you feel that your child is ready for the more advanced program, please reach out to us for an assessment. 
  • Students will be expected to complete homework assignments and bring them to class for review. Gauss and Johnson groups will be assigned about 60-75 min of homework per week.

Sample HW

Competitions, Grades: 5-8 (Lovelace, Kovalevskaya, Noether)
  1. Prepare students for math competitions such as Math Kangaroo, MOEMS, AMC-8 and MathCounts 

  2. Help students advance ahead in their school math programs and achieve placement in honors / advanced courses

  3. Continue building creative problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills in our students

  4. Continue building stamina, grit and a positive attitude  in tackling difficult problems

  5. Introduce students to exciting mathematical topics that lie outside the school curriculum

  6. Foster a community for mathematically oriented students and their families and foster peer relationships

 

Group placement programs and homework:
  • Kovalevskaya group will follow the Beast Academy curriculum and use the Beast Academy online platform for homework assignments. The emphasis will be on the chapters that receive less attention in school curriculum, e. g. selected topics from Number Theory, 3D geometry, Statistics. Each student will be given a Beast Academy online account (included in tuition price)
  • Noether group will follow the Art of Problem Solving "Number Theory" course and will use the AoPS Alcumus platform for homework assignments. Topics will include multiples, divisors, units digit problems, The Euclidean Algorithm, base number arithmetic, modular arithmetic and more. 

  • Students will be expected to complete homework assignments and bring them to class for review. Kovalevskaya and Noether groups will be assigned about 1.5 hours of homework per week.

  • To evaluate whether your child is ready for Kovalevskaya or Noether group, please check the "Are you ready for" assessments from Beast Academy and AoPS.

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