Math Enrichment for Kids in Grades 1-6
For over 25 years the Math Enrichment Program at the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) has been helping students outperform the expectations of their parents, teachers and professors.
The IMACS Math Enrichment Program is unlike any class your child has ever experienced. IMACS students not only have fun in the classroom, but also develop critical reasoning skills and a genuine understanding of the logical reasoning processes required to solve advanced math problems.
For the rest of their lives, whether in school, at work or at play, IMACS graduates simply think better.
What Will My Child Learn?
While traditional teaching generally focuses on the memorization and application of algorithms, the IMACS Math Enrichment Program helps students develop advanced problem-solving skills in an interactive environment full of fun games, stories and puzzles.
Visualization techniques allow IMACS students to understand advanced concepts about numbers, sets, relations and functions that are usually brushed over in traditional – and even gifted – math classes in school.
While the five levels of Math Enrichment vary in sophistication, they all have the following in common:
- meticulously-designed games, stories and puzzles;
- emphasis on logical thinking, abstract reasoning, mental arithmetic and an understanding of mathematical tools; and
- use of visual and physical devices to teach advanced concepts in creative ways.
As you will see from the Placement Class, IMACS does not tutor students in the rote skills they study in school. IMACS students learn genuine reasoning skills, allowing them to achieve success in their academic and professional careers in a way that most of their peers will not.
Carrie Holland says, “Just a note to let you know we are so happy with Tommy’s results in math thanks to the IMACS program. Can you believe he tested at mid 7th grade level in the Iowa Standard Test in his understanding of mathematical concepts? He’s only just finished third grade!”
We are so confident in our programs, we invite you to visit an existing class to see the program in action. You will see first hand that IMACS’ activities are fun and that students learn and take pride in their ability to tackle true challenges.
Is the IMACS Program Right for My Child?
Classes in the IMACS Math Enrichment Program are perfect for students who desperately need a challenge worthy of their ability as well as for those who have untapped academic skills just waiting to surface.
The IMACS Math Enrichment Program can help a wide variety of students because students are grouped by ability not by age. This means your child will never be held back from reaching his or her potential.
To ensure that your child is given the proper level of challenge, attend a free one-hour Placement Class with your child. The Placement Class allows you and your child to see what an IMACS class is all about. The most common statement we hear from parents after the Placement Class: "I wish I had this when I was growing up."
Kerry Nolan says, “IMACS has been a transformative experience for my daughter by giving her opportunities to learn so much more than what was taught in school. The IMACS program changed my daughter's life in wonderful ways and now she loves math! IMACS is nothing short of extraordinary.”
The IMACS Math Enrichment Program not only provides a deep understanding of advanced math concepts, but it also helps students develop the ability to solve non-routine problems of all kinds. IMACS gives children a unique opportunity: To learn to think as many of the brightest minds do – with the precision of a scientist or a doctor and the creativity of a novelist or a composer – and apply that skill to wherever their interests lie.
Sign Up for a FREE Placement Class
To see first-hand how beneficial the IMACS Math Enrichment Program can be for your child, sign up for a one-hour Placement Class where you will witness your child's first experience with the IMACS curriculum.
During the Placement Class your child will have the opportunity to meet an IMACS instructor who can evaluate his or her current abilities and recommend an appropriate starting point within the IMACS program.