At the AK Math Academy, we believe just two weeks of summer math instruction can help students to stay ahead in their math skills and abilities. By focusing just on math, your student in two weeks, can have the equivalent of a month and a half of math instruction in their regular school! Held right before school begins, students will practice and learn concepts they will see later in school. Our goal is to prepare our students to be confident in math! Using hands-on, direct and caring instruction, students will learn how useful, practical and interesting math really is.
Who: The AK Math Academy is an independent, non-profit school that runs from July 22 to August 2, 2019. Enrollment this summer will encompass two classes.
The first class will be for incoming 4th and 5th grade students.
The second class will be for incoming 6th and 7th grade students.
Where: The Academy is held at Aquarian Charter School, 1705 W 32nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99517. The cross street is Minnesota Blvd and 32nd Ave, behind the City Diner restaurant on Minnesota and Benson Blvd.
How long: The Academy meets from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm M-F. There is a short morning and afternoon break with a longer lunch break with a recess. There is a before school care program that begins at 8am. There is a small additional fee for the before school care.
How large are the classes: There are two teachers for the 4th/5th grade class, so it is a little larger than the 6th/7th grade class, which only has one teacher. The enrollment max for the 4th/5th grade class is 24 students. The enrollment max for the 6th/7th grade class is 14 students. In either case, your student will receive the attention they deserve.
What does a day look like: Our goal is to make math engaging and fun! The following are used to achieve this aim:
use of hands-on manipulatives to make math concepts visual
students learn math by talking about math, so small group work will be stressed
students will build small projects in their small groups
students will go on at least two field trips to explore math in in the "real world"
there will be a professional visitor to talk to the students about the importance of math
teachers will assess students to make sure concepts and skills are being learned