The IMACS Math Academy

We're sorry, the deadline for applying to the 2014 IMACS Math Academy has passed.

However, students currently attending school in Broward County, Florida who complete the Aptitude Test by April 4th, 2014 will receive free online access to the EMF program for one year, and may complete the course in a distance-learning, independent-study manner.

To register for the aptitude test, visit http://www.elementsofmathematics.com/broward.

About IMACS

The Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) has been a major component in the academic careers of talented Broward County students over the past 20 years.

IMACS provides students an outlet for reaching their highest potential in math, computer science and logical reasoning. Explore www.imacs.org to learn about the many enriching opportunities and advantages that IMACS can offer your child.

The IMACS Math Academy is an intensive one-week program for exceptional middle-school-aged children currently attending middle school in Broward County, FL, USA. The purpose of this program is to stimulate talented students' interest in mathematics beyond the traditional classroom.

There is no cost to attend the IMACS Math Academy!

Children who attend the IMACS Math Academy will study the Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF) series, a unique and original curriculum for talented students, under the guidance of expert IMACS instructors.

The IMACS Math Academy will also be a place where talented children can make connections with others students of similar age and intellectual ability. In addition to EMF coursework, Academy students will participate in friendly team and individual games. There will be ample time for socialization during breaks and at lunch. Highly experienced IMACS instructors will ensure a safe, comfortable and fun learning environment for everyone.

Sessions

An individual student may attend one of the following sessions to be held at IMACS Headquarters in Plantation, Florida:

  • Spring Break Session: March 24 28

  • Summer Break Session: June 23 27

Each session is Monday through Friday. Each day follows the same schedule:

08:30am

09:15am

Early Drop Off

09:15am

10:45am

EMF

10:45am

11:00am

Break

11:00am

11:30am

Educational Games

11:30am

12:15pm

Lunch

12:15pm

01:45pm

EMF

01:45pm

02:00pm

Break

02:00pm

02:45pm

Educational Games

02:45pm

03:00pm

Break

03:00pm

04:15pm

EMF

About EMF

The Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF) series allows talented students to explore foundational concepts in mathematics with depth and rigor, including many topics not included in the standards-based curriculum. Learn more about EMF at www.elementsofmathematics.com.

"My son cannot stop talking about the mathematical ideas he is learning. He is choosing to do EMF over Minecraft!"

Nan Rosenberry
EMF Parent

Application

Each session has space for 30 talented students – that's two separate groups of 15 students each. To be considered, a student must first complete a 30 minute online Aptitude Test by February 28, 2014.

Please note that the test is designed to gauge reasoning skills and intellectual maturity. It does not test a student's knowledge and so there is no preparation that will be useful. Just like the EMF courses, most talented middle school students find the Aptitude Test to be a series of interesting challenges.

If a student's score is sufficiently high, then his or her family will be invited to complete a short application for acceptance into the sessions.

Every Broward County, FL, USA, middle school student who completes the Aptitude Test by February 28 (regardless of acceptance into the Math Academy) will receive free online access to the entire EMF program for one year; those students not admitted to a session will be able to complete the course in a distance-learning, independent-study manner.