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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

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

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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 www.EMFmath.com. Euclid of Alexandria (fl.300 BC) In … Continue Reading

Gifted Math: A Better Alternative to Acceleration

Acceleration Helps, But Gifted Kids Need More For mathematically talented children, acceleration is a commonly used approach to address their need to be challenged. While acceleration can save gifted math  students from unnecessary repetition, by definition acceleration cannot go deeper than the standard curriculum, and deeper is what many of these students desperately need. Mathematically … Continue Reading

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How Do You Get an Online Course Approved for Credit?

As news reports will remind you daily, education today in the United States is facing some of its most serious challenges. While extracurricular activities like music, art, and physical education were the focus of past budget cuts, the more recent crisis is taking aim at classes for advanced and gifted students. The Wall Street Journal … Continue Reading

From IMACS to John Hopkins: An eIMACS Computer Science Alumna Reflects

Meet Katherine Wu: eIMACS Computer Science alumna Webmaster for the Hopkins Undergraduate Research Journal Lab manager for The Center for Language and Speech Processing, where she will be conducting research this summer Author of “Breaking Barriers in Computer Science,” soon-to-be-published in the undergraduate research journal The Triple Helix One of only 50 students selected from … Continue Reading

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3 Things You Should Expect from Online Course Providers

Some parents are skeptical that students can learn without a teacher being present in the same room. They just can’t imagine how online classes for high school students can work for their child. The reality is that online courses can work really well if you have at least three crucial ingredients. 1. Curriculum Experience Experience … Continue Reading

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Right Click, Left Click, Neigh: Horses That Program

(With apologies to Doreen Cronin, author of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type) There once was a stable of horses Who thought it was time to join forces And protest their labor With more than just “neigh” for A better job, advised their sources (i.e., the cows). The farmer said, “What good are you Except … Continue Reading