CLASSES FOR KIDS

Ms. Math, Rachel McAnallen, PhD

Learning to speak “fractionese” is the first of many activities in the sessions of these action filled fraction classes. Through the use of pattern blocks and polyhedral fraction dice, the participants will play the fractional candy game and learn about fractions in a fun and creative manner. In these classes, the students will learn how to decompose fractions to mentally add and subtract fractions without the use of paper and pencil. Multiplication and division of fractions can also be understood using the fun candy game. Be prepared to have fun in these classes. Enroll here.

DURATION: June 29 - July 3, 2020, at 12pm PT

MEETS: 60 minutes/day for 5 days

RECOMMENDED AGES: 10 and up

Ms. Math, Rachel McAnallen, PhD

Isn't it strange how we can be smart, know how to read, but when it comes to math, we feel anxious and have trouble decoding it? Help is here! Math is a language to be decoded through the guidance of a capable teacher. Ms. Math has taught thousands of students, many of whom say, "I wish you were my math teacher!" Now's your chance to put your fears aside and experience the joy of mathematics. This class is for kids who feel anxious around math, AND their parent, who may also have math anxiety. Enroll here.

DURATION: June 8-12, 2020, at 12pm PT

MEETS: 60 minutes/day for 5 days

RECOMMENDED AGES: 10 and up

Ms. Math, Rachel McAnallen, PhD

Looking for a juicy, creative class for kids that will teach both math and art? Join us for a 5-class series with our beloved Ms. Math, Rachel McAnallen, PhD! We’ll be using a straight edge (ruler) to create really cool geometric designs. They look curvy, but really, they’re made only of straight lines. Once you learn the foundational skills, the designs you can create are limitless! Enroll here.

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RECOMMENDED AGES: 10 and up

Ms. Math, Rachel McAnallen, PhD

Did you enjoy Creativity Through Mathematical Art I? Now that you know how to use a straight edge and protractor correctly with basic designs, let's take your learning and creativity to the next level. In Creativity Through Mathematical Art II we'll make cool art and sneak in concepts like measuring and drawing angles of different degrees and other fascinating concepts of geometry and mathematical art. Enroll here.

PREREQUISITE: Your child must have already completed Creativity Through Mathematical Art I.

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RECOMMENDED AGES: 10 and up

Matthew Zakreski, PsyD

I need an occupation... a place... and two different types of aquatic mammals. Sound strange?  Not in Improv!  Improvisational acting (or Improv) games are a fun and effective way to teach and shape social skills.  These games rely on quick thinking, verbal skill, creativity, and enthusiasm.  As the content for the games is supplied by the participants, having broad and varied interests also serve to make the games better.  Research has indicated that Improv games are effective in teaching prosocial behavior, emotional resilience, cognitive flexibility, failure tolerance, and sustained social engagement.  This 5-day class will take place via Zoom and will be a great place to learn, laugh, make some new friends, and figure out what you do when life has no script. Enroll here.

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RECOMMENDED AGES: 8-13, 14-18

Matthew Zakreski, PsyD

Let’s set the scene. You’re hosting an exclusive party for a number of mysterious guests. Can you guess who the guests are by their unusual answers to your probing questions? Ready? 3… 2… 1… go! 
The Advanced Improv class is for kids who enjoy reacting to changing situations and running with whatever ideas emerge during the scene. Imagine the hilarity of an unruly scene you could never have anticipated or becoming a character you never imagined you would be! In this five-day class, your child can build on interpersonal skills in an environment where they can throw away the script and create something extraordinary. Enroll here.

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MEETS: See details for session options.

RECOMMENDED AGES: 8-13, 14-18

Ms. Math, Rachel McAnallen, PhD

Mathematical or modular origami is folding many pieces of paper in the same manner and then putting them together to make a polygon or polyhedron. The folds can be simple or complex and putting the pieces together can be a maddening puzzle sometimes. If the participant has perseverance and “stays in the struggle,” they will leave each session with a beautiful model to display. 2e math expert Ms. Math will be there to encourage, inspire and troubleshoot along the way. Enroll here

DURATION: June 8-12, 2020

MEETS: 90 minutes/day for 5 days

RECOMMENDED AGES: 10 and up