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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

Meet Terry Kaufman of Institute for Mathematics & Computer Science

By VoyageMIA StaffVoyageMIA Today we’d like to introduce you to Terry Kaufman. Thanks for sharing your story with us Terry. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. Burt Kaufman, my father, and two other co-founders of IMACS, Edward Martin and Iain Ferguson, taught from 1983-1993 in a Broward County … Continue Reading

Math & Computer Science Program Awards $25,000 in Scholarships to Celebrate 25 Years Serving Talented Students

By Natasha ChenIMACS Public Relations PLANTATION, Fla., July 13, 2017 – The Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) celebrates 25 years of serving talented children by awarding over $25,000 in a mix of scholarships to attend its South Florida after-school program or to enroll in its online courses. From humble beginnings of just 37 … Continue Reading

Burt Kaufman: An Appreciation

1949 Graduated from high school: Baltimore City College, Baltimore, MD. 1953 Graduated B.A. in Mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. 1953-54 Taught Mathematics at Southern Junior High School (now Digital Harbor High School), Baltimore, MD. 1954 Married Paulette “Pinky” Friedlander. 1954-55 Taught Mathematics at Garrison Junior High School (now Garrison Middle School), Baltimore, … Continue Reading

Florida scientist, 12, wows Obama with ‘sandless sandbag’

Note from IMACS: Peyton Robertson, the subject of the article below, is a long-time IMACS student, having taken IMACS classes since he was in first grade. His mom says that “IMACS fills in many of the gaps that exist in his school-based math curriculum and has given him a deeper understanding of the math that … Continue Reading

Making math ‘so much fun’

Julie Landry LavioletteSouth Florida Parenting In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, known as IMACS, is giving away 20 scholarships. The organization, which offers after-school, weekend and summer camp programs in computer science, virtual robotics and math logic, among other topics, aims to help students in first through 12th … Continue Reading

IMACS Awards 20 Scholarships to Celebrate 20 Years in Business

By Lauren RosenfarbIMACS Public Relations PLANTATION, Fla. August 27, 2013 – This month the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) – acclaimed for fostering lifelong problem-solving and critical thinking skills – celebrates 20 years of serving talented children by awarding 20 scholarships to attend its South Florida after-school math program. From humble beginnings of … Continue Reading

Broward Summer Camps Offer a Range of Interests

By Julie Landry LavioletteThe Miami Herald Summer camp is no longer just a place to park your kids between school sessions. Today’s camps help kids expand their minds, try out an artistic talent or get back to nature. They teach kids how to do magic tricks, sing with a rock band or maneuver a stand-up … Continue Reading

Math, Computer Program Challenges Kids, Teens

By Sarah Lindenfeld HallWRAL.com Now in her 10th year, Laura Faucette, a mom of two, has been challenging hundreds of kids across the Triangle to excel in math and computer science. Faucette helped bring The Institute for Mathematics & Computer Science to the Triangle in July 2002. The program, based in south Florida where she’s … Continue Reading

Outsourced Education for Broward’s Home-Schooled Children

By Akilah JohnsonSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel Apparently, a growing number of Broward’s home-schooled children are receiving part of their education outside of home. A Plantation learning center that usually focuses on math prodigies started a program last year that specifically aimed at helping home-schooled kids boost their logic, computer programming and math skills. The Institute of … Continue Reading

Math Program Extended

By Akilah JohnsonSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel Plantation initiative gives children boost A Plantation learning center that usually focuses on math prodigies decided to continue a program it started last year to help struggling math students. Called Boosted Learning for Achievement on Standardized Tests, or BLAST, the program is open to second-graders who score below the 70th … Continue Reading