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EMF is More Than just a High Level Math Course

Andrei Chekmasov completed the EMF Math program during grades 6-8 through his public school district. As a 10th grader, he wrote the following guest blog post in which he describes the unique opportunities made available to him because he is an EMF graduate. Many would consider me lucky. I was born in a family that … Continue Reading

IMACS graduate Azzara Nincevic

IMACS Success Spotlight: Azzara Nincevic

Azzara attended IMACS classes every year from 1st through 12th grade, including Math Enrichment, Computer Enrichment, Hi-Tech Summer Camp, AP Computer Science: Java Programming, and university-level courses in Computer Science and Logic for Mathematics. She graduated high school with a 5.6 GPA and scored 36 on the ACT and 1580 on the SAT. Azzara earned … Continue Reading

Crazy Stories You Won’t Hear Anywhere Else

Every school, tutoring center, and enrichment program has nice stories of former students. But only IMACS has crazy stories like these! Erik’s Crazy Story Erik was an IMACS Math Enrichment student years ago. Now he’s a sophomore in college and his mom wrote to tell us that he “just got a 100% on a Number … Continue Reading

EMF gave Vievie Romanelli the tools to understand high-level mathematics.

EMF Reveals the Beautiful and Creative Side of Math

Today’s IMACS blog post is by guest author and EMF Math student, Vievie Romanelli. Vievie recently sent us the following letter via email and kindly agreed to let us share it with our blog readers. Dear IMACS, I’m writing to let you know that EMF has been an incredibly important part of my intellectual growth. … Continue Reading

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Some Kids’ Stories Start Rough, but Have Happy Endings

At IMACS, we’ve seen a lot. Girls whose parents have decided they were bad at math … at age 8. Children who couldn’t handle getting anything wrong … ever. Students who were great at memorizing, but got crushed the first time they had to actually think. Yes, we’ve seen all that and more. The good … Continue Reading

IMACS graduate Naomi Spargo

IMACS Success Spotlight: Naomi Spargo

Naomi discovered IMACS through our Hi-Tech Summer Camp during the summer before 5th grade. She delved into Logic Puzzles, Computer Enrichment and Electronics for three summers in a row and went on to complete university-level courses in Computer Science and Logic for Mathematics. Naomi scored 1590 on the SAT including an 800 on the math … Continue Reading

IMACS graduate Adrian Abedon

IMACS Success Spotlight: Adrian Abedon

Adrian first attended IMACS as part of Hi-Tech Summer Camp before starting 4th grade. He excelled in Mathematics Enrichment, Computer Enrichment, and university-level courses in Computer Science. Adrian scored 34 out of 36 on the ACT and graduated with a 4.93 GPA. He was named a National Merit Commended Scholar and National AP Scholar and … Continue Reading

IMACS graduate Emily Namm

IMACS Success Spotlight: Emily Namm

Needing greater academic challenge than school could provide, Emily began IMACS in 4th grade. She thrived in Mathematics Enrichment, Logic Puzzles at Hi-Tech Summer Camp, and university-level courses in Computer Science. Emily went on to score 5’s on all ten AP exams that she took, a perfect 36 on the ACT and 1580 out of … Continue Reading

IMACS creates better thinkers for life.

Create Better Thinkers for Life

Originally published in the Sports & Activities Plantation Directory, August – October 2019.Register for a FREE class at IMACS! Located in an unsuspecting strip center in the heart of our city is an institute of higher learning for elementary, middle and high school aged students. While it has been a cornerstone of math and computer … Continue Reading

EMF Math Pre-Algebra Plus

Discrete Math Puts the “Plus” in EMF Pre-Algebra Plus

EMF Math’s Pre-Algebra Plus bundle is on sale for $270 during August 2019. That’s 25% off the regular bundle price, or 50% off the total price if courses are purchased individually. Pre-Algebra Plus comes with a 300-day enrollment period. Enroll at EMFmath.com. You don’t need to pay upwards of $1000 to have your mathematically talented … Continue Reading

eIMACS student Shiva Oswal

AP® Computer Science A Exam is a Breeze for Gifted eIMACS Student

Shiva Oswal is a long-time distance learning student with IMACS. He started with the EMF Math online curriculum in 2013 and more recently focused on learning computer science through eIMACS. What follows is a guest post from Shiva describing his experiences preparing for and taking the AP® Computer Science A exam.   For the past … Continue Reading

EMF Math Director Iain Ferguson with EMF Math students at Westglades Middle School in Broward County, Florida.

Beyond Math Competitions: Developing Math Talent to Its Fullest Potential

Math competitions are a popular way to enrich the lives of mathematically talented students. Contests introduce ideas not covered in school, bring together like-minded peers, and celebrate academic achievement. But math competitions have their shortcomings. An education in advanced mathematics that starts with foundational topics, so-called “discrete math,” offers a more complete and inclusive way … Continue Reading

University of Florida Professor Delivers Math Lectures to BCPS Top Middle and High School Students

This press release was originally published in the BCPS Newsroom. Scroll down for videos of both lectures. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Kevin Knudson, professor and chair of the University of Florida (UF) Department of Mathematics and UF Distinguished Teaching Scholar, recently presented two mathematics lectures to sixth through ninth grade students and graduates of Broward … Continue Reading

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Talented Middle School Math Students Forge Early Path to University Coursework

Representatives from the University of Florida (UF) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) met with more than 150 middle school students and parents in Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) last week to describe the exciting opportunities they are offering to graduates of Broward’s Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF Math) program. EMF Math is an online curriculum … Continue Reading

Cole Travers

EMF Math vs. The Traditional Approach to Learning Mathematics

Cole Travers completed the EMF Math program during grades 6-8 through his public school district. He wrote the following guest blog post in which he compares EMF with a traditional high school math class and explains why EMF was excellent preparation for college. Throughout my three years in EMF, I got to learn mathematics in … Continue Reading