The 'academic' component of the EE Program covers multiple pillars of the GenWise Curriculum. These curricular elements will be covered over 2 weeks (4-5 hrs/ day), as follows:
Week 1: Mathematics, Science, Design and Technology (STEM Focus)
Week 2: Nature, Society &Individual; Tools for Thinking & Communication (Humanities Focus)
Please click on each week to know (MUCH) more...
While children are free to pick either week, we strongly recommend a balanced exposure to the content over both weeks.
Math Adventures in Problem Solving: Geometric Designs
Get a peek into the beauty of mathematics as you analyze the intricate mathematical structures hiding in geometric designs such as stars, rings, and tiling patterns made from polygons.
(This course is targeted at children entering Grades 8, 9, 10 in 2021)
Mathematicians are not human calculators. They are observers who learn to see what the untrained eye does not notice and thinkers who use logic to look beyond the obvious.
This course offers you a window into the beauty of mathematics as you analyze the intricate mathematical structures hiding in geometric designs such as stars, rings, and tiling patterns made from polygons.
The highly interactive sessions will involve working independently and in small groups as well as sharing and discussing your work with others. After each interactive session, students will work on their own to extend the problems further and frame questions for future exploration. Students will submit the assignments and their questions and will receive feedback and responses from the instructor.
Learn more about our expert course facilitator, Jerry Burkhart, here.
Testimonials from Parents (of past participants):
"Every day Jerry assigns work; his comments on the submitted assignment are so good; he provides clues for moving to the next step. I am a student of Math myself. Jerry is doing a great job which cannot be valued in money terms. Lucky are his students!"
"My son is extremely interested in Math and Science (and a lot of other things, but primarily math and science). Genwise and Jerry Burkhart kindly let him do courses with older kids. Some behaviour issues that would come with younger age were handled very well. I have not seen my son so happy learning math from someone else earlier. Amazing part, even after the courses, Jerry still answers his emails and encourages him to think further on the problem."
Please click here to view a recording of a brief (30min) parent/ child orientation session held on Apr 4, 2020.