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Fun and Educational Logic Games for Kids

During this time of the year, many parents begin to look for fun and educational logic games for kids and we thought it would be timely to share some of our favorites. Playing enables children to gain insights about the world and themselves. It also equips them with essential abilities crucial for academic pursuits, professional … 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

Broward County Schools to Expand Online Math Program for Gifted Students

By Joshua BolkanTHE Journal Florida’s Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will expand its use of an online math program for gifted students from about 40 students to several hundred over the course of the next few years. The district has been using Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF), from the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science … 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

Kids Dive into Tech Classes Outside School

By Jennifer Mooney PiedraThe Miami Herald Students with a knack for computer programming and robotics can sharpen their skills at the Institute for Mathematics & Computer Science. Math, reading, science and history are all part of the curriculum Paula Lebert uses to home school her children. But the Lauderhill mother of three admits there are … Continue Reading

Not Your Father’s Camp

From Staff ReportsNorth Carolina News & Observer For approximately 30 students, there was little fear of poison ivy or being eaten by a bear at summer camp last week. But the technology camp at Trinity Academy was a good opportunity to learn a thing or two. The camp, sponsored by the Florida-based Institute for Mathematics … Continue Reading