Parent comment from 2020 FUN! camp: I’ve been able to listen in for 10-minute snippets (out of view, and while I’m otherwise pretending to work on my computer, so I don’t mess with “daughter’s” concentration). Your presentation is impeccable, your pacing is outstanding, and your rapport with the students is fantastic. Equally important, this problem-solving and pattern-recognition type of math is what “daughter” needs; I’ve been looking for this approach for the past couple of years as I grew increasingly unsatisfied with her school math and could not find.
What: FUN! with Critical Thinking Skills Camp Level 2 will be a lively and fun introduction into pattern recognition, mental math skills, one- and two- step problems, fractions, and bar-modeling.
Who: The Challenging Word Problems 2 book uses skills taught in the Primary Math 2 curriculum by Singapore Math Inc. Here are links to placement tests that determine whether a student has mastered Primary Math 2A and Primary Math 2B. The word problems on these placement tests will be a similar level to those presented in FUN! camps. Teacher: All camps will be taught by Brenda Barnett, founder of Singapore Math Live
Size: Classes will have a maximum of 10 students
Curriculum: Level 2 Camp will use the Challenging Word Problems 2 book from Singapore Math Inc. and participating students are required to own a copy of this book. Click here to purchase the book from Singapore Math Inc. or purchase the book (ISBN 9789810189723) from your favorite bookstore.
Dates: Tuesday / Thursday June 22, 24, 29, July 1, 6, 8
Time: 10-11:30 Central Standard Time (with plenty of "Brain Breaks" to keep campers engaged!)
Format: Classes will meet in a GoToMeeting Classroom and will be live and interactive. It is best if students can use a webcam during class, but it is not required.