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: Patterns and Algebra
Engage in deep explorations of algebraic and numeric patterns by working on fascinating problems and puzzles that help you learn to think like a mathematician.
This course is targeted at students 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.
In this course, you will engage in deep explorations of algebraic and numeric patterns by working on fascinating problems and puzzles that help you learn to think like a mathematician. In one of the projects, for example, you will investigate patterns in special sequences of numbers associated with polygons as well as sums of squares and cubes.
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.
Please click here to view a recording of a brief (30min) parent/ child orientation session held on Apr 4, 2020.