Katherine Minielly started in 1st grade

IMACS Success Spotlight: Katherine Minielly

Katherine discovered IMACS in 1st grade and went on to complete all levels of Math Enrichment and Computer Enrichment, Hi-Tech Summer Camp, university-level courses in Computer Science, and AP Computer Science A. She graduated high school summa cum laude with a 35 on the ACT and was named a National Merit Finalist and National AP … Continue Reading

EMF exposed Krisztina Tolotti to a whole new world of advanced mathematics.

EMF Opens Up a Whole World of Math for Gifted Students

Krisztina Tolotti was a top student in the EMF Math program at her public middle school. As a 9th grader, she plans to enroll in math courses at the University of Florida through the early dual enrollment program that UF offers exclusively to her school district’s EMF graduates. Upon completing EMF, Krisztina sent IMACS the … Continue Reading

A road leads to a snow-capped mountain in the distance and "Mathcounts" is written on the road.

Mathcounts: The Most Exciting Math Competition for U.S. Middle Schoolers in 2022.

Expand the limits of your math skills with Mathcounts! Whether you count down the days until your next math class or count down the minutes until it ends, Mathcounts is the challenge for you. Mathcounts offers the opportunity to pursue math competitively, which is exhilarating for both those who want to push themselves to the limits … Continue Reading

Robert Ferguson started in 1st grade

IMACS Success Spotlight: Dr Robert Ferguson

Robert attended IMACS from 1st through 12th grade. He completed all five levels of Math Enrichment, Computer Enrichment, Hi-Tech Summer Camp, and university-level courses in Mathematical Logic and Computer Science. Robert was named a National Merit Scholar and earned his B.S. in Mathematics at the University of Central Florida. A mathematician at heart, Robert continued … Continue Reading

Book cover of the mathematical textbook, "About Mathematics" by Gerry Rising. Book cover has book title and several images that represent mathematics like a chalkboard with equations.

Discover how “About Mathematics” is Flipping the Traditional Math Textbook on its Head

A College Mathematics Text For Everyone About Mathematics, by State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus Gerry Rising, together with three colleagues, is a new textbook that serves in particular students who have an aversion to math. The text aims to give students who wouldn’t otherwise seek out the subject the background they … Continue Reading

Image shows a chalkboard with chalk doodles. A yellow paper note reads "What do you get when you combine math, computer science, philosophy, and linguistics? Mathematical logic!"

From Aristotle to Apple: how mathematical logic shapes the world we live in.

What is mathematical logic? What do you get when you combine math, computer science, philosophy, and linguistics? Mathematical logic! The big goal of mathematical logic is to link human language and thinking with math. In short, mathematical logic tries to understand math concepts through patterns that feel natural to your brain. Mathematicians who study mathematical … Continue Reading

A pig tells a math riddle: what did the 0 say to the 8? Nice belt!

Discover how spending time on math riddles can help your child feel smarter and happier.

Why did the math riddle cross the road?  Like Mac and Cheese or an ice cream cone on a hot summer’s day, silly riddles are an essential comfort of a joyful childhood. No matter how corny a riddle is, it is pure magic to hear a child shriek with laughter at the goofy wordplay and … Continue Reading

Retro style image with cats and stylized words that say, "The best way to get good at logic puzzles is to do them."

What you’re missing: grow your child’s math skills with logic puzzles for kids.

Keep math exciting, and your kids will keep doing math. Hello, logic puzzles! Logic puzzles for kids are a great way to pique your child’s interest in mathematics since logic and math go hand-in-hand. Any time kids are engrossed in tricky brain teasers, they’re building the skills they’ll eventually use to ace the SAT, lead … Continue Reading

Albert Wang started in 1st grade

IMACS Success Spotlight: Albert Wang

Albert began taking IMACS classes in 1st grade. He excelled in all levels of Math Enrichment, Hi-Tech Summer Camp, and university-level courses in Mathematical Logic and Computer Science and was among the first middle school students in the country to complete the EMF Math program. Albert has earned all A’s including in 27 college-level courses … Continue Reading

IMACS graduate Gabriel Zaragoza

IMACS Success Spotlight: Gabriel Zaragoza

Gabriel began taking IMACS Math Enrichment as a third grader. He excelled in Electronics, Logic Puzzles and Computer Enrichment at IMACS Hi-Tech Summer Camp and went on to complete IMACS University Computer Science and AP Computer Science: Java Programming courses. With a 5.5 GPA, 1550 on the SAT and 36 on the ACT, Gabriel graduated … Continue Reading

IMACS graduate Vievie Romanelli

IMACS Success Spotlight: Vievie Romanelli

Vievie began taking online IMACS courses in 6th grade and went on to excel in University Computer Science I and II, AP Computer Science: Java Programming, and Elements of Mathematics: Foundations. Homeschooled since fifth grade, Vievie graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA, 36 on the ACT, and 800 on SAT Math II Subject Test. She … Continue Reading

IMACS graduate Peyton Robertson

IMACS Success Spotlight: Peyton Robertson

Peyton was one of those rare students who was ready for IMACS in kindergarten. Over the ensuing 13 years, he thrived in Math Enrichment, Hi-Tech Summer Camp, and university-level courses in Mathematical Logic and Computer Science. Peyton graduated from Stanford Online High School with an unweighted 4.0 GPA and 1570 on the SAT. Along the … Continue Reading

Virtual Math Classes as Effective as In-Person?

Virtual classes can be problematic for talented children. Teachers design classes so that every student — regardless of their skill level — can learn the material. When delivered in-person, teachers can adapt in ways that prevent more advanced students from becoming too bored. In a virtual classroom, that’s almost impossible. And that’s a big issue … Continue Reading

IMACS alumna Naomi Spargo in her freshman year at CMU

Logic Propels CMU Freshman to Research Opportunity

IMACS alumna Naomi Spargo sent the following email at the end of her first semester at Carnegie Mellon University. She details the ways in which her IMACS background in mathematical logic, proof-writing, and functional programming propelled her to research and teaching assistant opportunities in only her freshman year at computer science powerhouse CMU. Dear IMACS, … Continue Reading

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