RUSART MATH & LOGIC
Math and Logic lessons for Children Grade 3-6
Teach you child thinking outside the box! When they see a standard problem they solve it easily, but any deviation from a familiar pattern causes frustration. That's one of the most common situations in learing math at school, because kids don't train their brain HOW to think. We'll try to help to overcome this.
Our course focuses on understanding and choosing a right strategy to solve this or that logical pazzle. Problems and questions we're solving at the class are based on materials from Kangaroo and Caribou math contests.
The Caribou Mathematics Competition is a world wide online contest that is held six times throughout the school year. Each of these days, five contests are offered, one for each of the grade levels 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12. The goals of this contest are to improve student's problem solving techniques by providing a wide variety of challenging math activities, to show that mathematical puzzles can be fun and to teach kids thinking outside the box.
Mathematical Kangaroo is an international mathematical competition where over 50 countries are represented. There are twelve levels of participation, ranging from grade 1 to grade 12. The competition is held annually on the third Thursday of March. According to the organizers, the key competence tested by Mathematical Kangaroo is logical combination, not just pure knowledge of formulas. It is the largest competition for school students in the world, with over 5 million participants from 47 countries in 2009, and 6 million by 2014.
Our lessons start with a math warm up and logic questions. Then students are offered some time to work on the questions independently. After that, for each question and probleb, we discuss possible ways to solve a problem and what is a correct answer. The more we practice the more difficult and complicated problems are offered during the lesson as well as throughout the course. Ultimately, supporting the students to develop confidence in their problem solving skills.