A Comprehensive 6-Week Summer Program for K-12 – ONLINE and IN-PERSON CLASSES
For some families, MathExploration is a wonderful introduction to our school-year program; for others, it is a stand-alone option to enrich children's summer activities.
The K-12 program is designed to improve problem solving skills, fill in missing gaps, enrich analytic and logical thinking, and create a passion for math.
Whether you choose in-person or online classes, our summer program will strengthen your children's skills and help them to be better prepared when school resumes in the fall. We are here to fill in the gaps for children who are having difficulties, and challenge the children who are ready to move on to higher levels. Please contact us to discuss our program and set up a free online placement test.
While our summer program covers the topics the students will study throughout the school year, we incorporate more interactive activities, educational games and fun learning exercises. Our classes keep students' skills sharp over the summer and challenges them with new topics to give them a head start for the upcoming school year.
Classes meet twice a week - see ME-PK, ME-K, ME-1-2, ME-2-3, ME-3-4, ME-4-5 in the Schedule
Middle and High School Level
We offer a variety of courses from pre-algebra to calculus that allow middle and high school students to review and solidify concepts they studied during the previous year, help them build confidence, avoid "math anxiety", and allow them to advance to higher-level classes when they return to their regular schools in the fall.
Classes meet twice a week - see ME-5-6, ME-6-7, Pre-Algebra, Intro to Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus in the Schedule
~Unique Course Offering~ Intensive Summer Pre-Calculus:
2.5-hour classes, 4-days per week (Monday-Thursday)
July 10-August 17, 12:30-3:00 P.M. (Total hours: 60)
In-Person and Online
Fee: $1440 (Class is capped at 8 students)
Instructor: Mr. Chuck Burns
The intensive course will cover the full pre-calculus curriculum and will work from the Blitzer Pre-Calculus textbook. Course material will be provided.
Whether a student yields a grade to allow him to place out of pre-calculus in September is dependent upon how much effort and study he is willing to demonstrate.
Outline of the topics that will be covered:
- Review of Linear equations and systems, Basics of polynomials, Quadratic Equations, Complex numbers
- Rational Expressions
- Exponents and Logarithms
- Trigonometric Functions and Analytic Trigonometry
- Polar coordinates
- Systems of Equations and Inequalities
- Sequences and Series
- Conic Sections
Math Olympiad Courses
Students entering Grades 5-7 and 8-9 explore advanced topics not always covered during the school year which are instrumental in preparing students for various math competitions that MathAltitude students are exposed to during a school year. Students work individually and in teams to strategize and solve challenging problems.
Classes meet twice a week - see Math Olympiad L5-7, Math Olympiad L8-9 in the Schedule
SAT/ACT Prep Courses
Includes a diagnostic test and exit exam
Math Prep – A 4-hour per week course that will review all the key concepts of Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Math to prepare students to maximize their performance on the SAT/ACT
An 8-hour per week course is offered for students who need a more comprehensive review of the material.
English Prep - A 4-hour per week course that will help students step up their grammar, reading, and writing skills, and teach students strategies on how to attack the various questions and prompts on the English portion of the SAT.
Classes meet twice a week - see SAT Math, SAT English in the Schedule
Crafting an Unforgettable College Essay
This course teaches students how to write a college application essay that will set them apart from other talented candidates. The essay is an opportunity to impress an admissions team that may be on the fence regarding your application. While much of the application review process is automated, the essay is an opportunity for students to be evaluated on their creativity and personal experiences.
6-week summer course will will consist of two 2-hour classes and weekly 1-hour private sessions.
See the class College Essay in the Schedule
~Unique Course Offering~ High School Physics
This course covers algebra-based mechanics, and provides an in-depth preparation for both honors physics and AP Physics 1 courses. Topics covered include the central topics seen in most honors and AP Physics 1 courses: kinematics, dynamics, gravitation and circular motion, work and energy, momentum, and rotational motion. Prerequisites: Algebra 2. Meets 6 hours per week.
Class meets twice a week - see High School Physics in the Schedule
In addition to the numerous math courses offered during the summer, MathAltitude offers STEM Tutoring, Creative Writing, and Chess classes for beginners and intermediate students.
Classes meet once a week - see Chess Beg, Chess Int, Writing Workshop 5-6, Writing Workshop 7-9 in the Schedule
To encompass our philosophy of a holistic approach to education, on Fridays we expand our program to include excursions to local museums and events, including, but not limited to: Worcester Art Museum, EcoTarium, Worcester Historical Museum and Tower Hill Botanical Garden.
Private and semi-private tutoring can be scheduled upon request.