Tech Entrepreneur Credits IMACS for Lifelong Learning and Achievement

Steve Krouse began taking IMACS computer science classes in sixth grade. Almost 20 years later, having built a successful career as a software engineer and serial entrepreneur, Steve continues to reap the benefits of his IMACS education. His latest venture, Zaplib, makes it easy to build performance-intensive applications in the browser. In today’s blog post, … Continue Reading

Gifted Math Program Launches Alumna to MIT

Isabella Yeung is a 12th grade student at Millennium 6-12 Collegiate Academy in Broward County, Florida. She was part of the first cohort of public middle school students to complete the Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF) math program for highly gifted and talented youth. Isabella recently emailed the following update and gave IMACS permission to … 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

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

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

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 You don’t need to pay upwards of $1000 to have your mathematically talented … 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


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

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

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

New Geometry Course for Talented Kids

The following is an excerpt from Geometry: Incidence and Transformations, the first of three Geometry courses in the self-paced Elements of Mathematics: Foundations(EMF) series. EMF covers Pre-Algebra through Precalculus, plus several university-level topics, with the depth and sophisitication needed to challenge and mathematically talented children. Learn more at Euclid of Alexandria (fl.300 BC) In … Continue Reading