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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

Isabella Yeung

Gifted EMF Alumna Shares Advice for Current & Future Students

Isabella Yeung completed the EMF Math program during grades 6-8 through her public school district. She wrote the following guest blog post to share her memories of the program and advice for current and future EMF students. EMF truly is an amazing program. (No, I’m not saying this just because – I mean it with … Continue Reading

Nik Kaufman IMACS success spotlight

IMACS Success Spotlight: Nik Kaufman

Congratulations to IMACS graduate Nik Kaufman, who is excelling in the Medical Honors Program at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Nik attended IMACS from 1st through 12th grade and completed Math Enrichment, Computer Enrichment, Hi-Tech Summer Camp, and university-level courses in Computer Science and Logic for Mathematics. He earned straight As in high … Continue Reading

Shuli Jones IMACS Success Spotlight

IMACS Success Spotlight: Shuli Jones

Congratulations to IMACS graduate Shuli Jones, who is beginning her studies at MIT. Shuli started taking IMACS courses in 6th grade after winning a scholarship to University Computer Science I through a coding camp for girls. She went on to complete University Computer Science II, AP Computer Science: Java Programming, and Logic for Mathematics. Shuli … Continue Reading

Ty Kay IMACS Success Spotlight

IMACS Success Spotlight: Ty Kay

Congratulations to IMACS graduate Ty Kay who is beginning his studies at Princeton. Ty started taking IMACS Math Enrichment classes in 5th grade and went on to complete IMACS’ university-level courses in Computer Science and Logic for Mathematics. Ty cultivated a love for problem-solving and analytical thinking in high school, greatly enjoying AP Mathematics and … Continue Reading

Ricky Morse Success Spotlight

IMACS Success Spotlight: Ricky Morse

Congratulations to IMACS graduate Ricky Morse who is beginning his studies at Rice. Ricky first attended IMACS in 2nd grade. Over the next 10 years he completed all levels of Math Enrichment and Computer Enrichment, Electronics, and university-level classes in Computer Science and Logic for Mathematics. Having scored 1580 on the SAT, 35 on the … Continue Reading

EMF and eIMACS student Shiva Oswal

EMF & eIMACS Student Shiva Oswal Wins 11 Medals at International History Olympiad

EMF and eIMACS student Shiva Oswal was crowned Overall Olympiad Champion, Middle School Division at the 2018 International History Olympiad in Berlin, Germany The International History Olympiad (IHO) is a biennial, weeklong celebration of history attended by some of the best young history students from around the world, featuring numerous individual and team based competitions. … Continue Reading

Elements of Mathematics Foundations

EMF Math for Talented Middle School Students Is Complete

The Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) is thrilled to announce that the Elements of Mathematics: Foundations(EMF) online program for talented middle school students is now complete with the release of the 18th and final EMF course, Precalculus Coda. Precalculus Coda brings together topics from earlier EMF courses and expands on them with an … Continue Reading

Ed Martin: Pioneering Math Teacher & Curriculum Developer Retires After 48 Years

IMACS celebrates influential career of co-founder Edward C. Martin It is with bittersweet emotion that the co-founders of the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) announce the retirement of partner, colleague, teacher and friend, Edward C. Martin. Ed has enjoyed a prolific career of nearly 50 years in mathematics education. What follows is a … Continue Reading

Terry Kaufman Named 2018 Small Business Person of the Year by the Greater Plantation Chamber of Commerce

In honor of Small Business Week, the Greater Plantation Chamber of Commerce named IMACS President Terry Kaufman as the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year! IMACS programs are designed to expand your child’s mind through the development of critical thinking, logic and reasoning skills. IMACS offers after-school and weekend enrichment classes, fun-filled summer sessions, … Continue Reading

Online Math Program for Talented Students Doubles Enrollment in Florida’s Broward County Public Schools

Ninth Graders to Dual Enroll in Calculus at University of Florida PLANTATION, Fla. – Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has doubled the number of mathematically talented middle school students enrolled in the Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF) online math program. EMF was created for precocious students by the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS), … Continue Reading