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3 Reasons Why Summer Camps Matter For Students

At IMACS, we firmly believe there are many long-lasting reasons why STEM Summer Camps matter to students. While outdoor adventures are undoubtedly important, there are invaluable benefits of incorporating educational summer camp into your child’s schedule. Here’s why parents ought to consider STEM Summer Camps for their children. Retain Knowledge with Summer Camps Use it … Continue Reading

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Computational Thinking for Kids: A Guide to Fun and Engaging Activities

There is a growing trend of initiatives that aim to introduce computational thinking and other computational concepts to young children. One notable example is MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten group, which is actively developing programming software designed for children from preschool through second grade. There are even board books introducing HTML and CSS concepts to babies, although … Continue Reading

Students Thrive Online in Unexpected Ways

Some Online Enrichment Programs are Stronger Than Before COVID-19 When schools closed abruptly in 2020 and moved to online instruction, many parents became sudden home school tutors. Kids missed face-to-face social interaction. Educators worried about how to help students who were falling behind. Things weren’t easy. As a result, remote learning has become a euphemism … Continue Reading

Math Careers: Your Child’s Secret Weapon for Future Success

In the modern workforce, math careers have expanded beyond traditional boundaries, and the role of mathematics is essential in various professions.“Do our children need to excel in math if they aren’t pursuing a STEM career?” The answer is a resounding “Yes”. Mastering mathematics proves beneficial across professions because it instills problem-solving skills and analytical prowess, … Continue Reading

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Why Girls in STEM are Needed Now More than Ever

In a world driven by technology and innovation, the need for diverse voices from women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field has never been more critical. While great strides have been made towards gender equality, there is still a gender gap in STEM careers. According to a 2023 study done by MIT, … Continue Reading

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Mandee Adler, IMACS Parent and College Counseling Expert

IMACS parent and world-renowned college counseling expert, certified educational planner, and author of several books on such topics, Mandee Heller Adler, took the time to visit our corporate office and to write the following testimonial to express her gratitude for the role IMACS played in her daughter’s life. As my oldest daughter, Rebecca, heads to … Continue Reading

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Alternatives to Math Competitions for the Dreamer Child

The benefits of math competitions are well known: focusing on goals, dealing with pressure, learning teamwork, and building friendships are among those typically mentioned. Math competitions also allow for the much needed celebration of intellectual achievement the way athletic achievement has always been celebrated. At IMACS, many of our math enrichment students enjoy competing in … Continue Reading

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Family Raises Mathematical Talent to the Third Power With IMACS

When you hear the name Newton and math together, you probably think of Sir Isaac. At IMACS we think of Paula Newton and her family whose mathematical talents have flourished for three generations. Their story begins in the 1960s when Paula was a gifted math student at Nova High School under the tutelage of IMACS co-founder Burt … Continue Reading

Three New Year’s Resolutions for Educators

It’s the time of year when we think about changes and improvements for the new year. Here are three that IMACS would be delighted to see on every educator’s list: Teach computer science. The opportunity for American students to learn this increasingly important subject in school is woefully rare. If we want future generations to … Continue Reading

Challenging the Talented Child

Burt Kaufman, one of the foremost American mathematics curriculum developers of the last half-century, once made an observation that resonates with many educators of bright and talented children. It was that good grades obtained through little or no effort ultimately lead to poor study habits and general intellectual laziness. Even parents of children enrolled in … Continue Reading

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Testimonial From IMACS Graduate Evan Fellman

Evan Fellman started taking IMACS mathematics enrichment classes in 2nd grade, later going on to take all of our University Computer Science courses. He recently took the time to write the following about the positive impact our program had on him. Thank you, Evan! Thanks to IMACS, I had a head start in mathematics and … Continue Reading

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