In Gateway Mathematics students will learn how to solve challenging, multi-step word problems with understanding and confidence by using a visual method known as the Singapore Math Bar Model. The Bar Model approach is key in developing proportional reasoning which is a gateway to algebraic thinking. Singapore Math is a world-class curriculum which we use in the Alpha and Beta levels of Math Circles.
Gateway Mathematics is an online program taught in a flipped classroom style, where students watch a lesson video first and then come to a live virtual online class to practice with problems. Homework is assigned after class in order to reinforce concepts.
|Who is Gateway Mathematics for?||This course is designed for students entering Grades 5 - 8 in September who have not attended Math Circles previously. It will also be beneficial to Math Circles students who have just completed Alpha or Beta but joined late in the year or simply feel they could use a review of the Singapore Math Bar Model.|
|What is the weekly time commitment?||3 to 4 hours per week which includes watching on-demand lesson videos, attending virtual classes, and completing homework.|
|What is the course format?||Classes in this summer program are 90 minutes long, once a week on Thursdays for six weeks. Classes are conducted virtually through Zoom.|
|Which are the course levels?||Exploration level is for students entering Grade 5-6 who have never attended Math Circles.
Discovery level is for students entering Grade 7-8, or Grade 6 students who have completed Alpha Class.
Exploration (Gr 5-6): Thursdays, 11am to 12:30pm
Discovery (Gr 7-8): Thursdays, 12:45pm tp 2:15pm