Fall 2020 registration will open Aug 1, 2020!

Fall 2020 Math academy schedule ( 9/14-12/18)

Fall 1 2020 STEAM classes (9/7-10/30)

Fall 2 2020 STEAM classes(10/2-12/18)

Fall 1 2020 STEAM CLASSES

Description for Fall 1 STEAM classes 

( 8 weeks, $160)

Kitchen science (prek-k)

This has been a very popular class with ifleed and we decided to modify and offer it for the little ones. There are so many items that we can find around in our kitchen and make science happen. From edible foods, to colors, oil , salt etc kitchen science will have you experience the world of wonders of science right in your favorite place, THE KITCHEN!!!

All about viruses and bacteria (Grades prek-3)

A virus is a teensy, tiny germ, way smaller than anything you can see. Viruses can make us sick, but they can't do anything on their own — they need to live inside another creature (their host) to survive. To do that, they have to get into our cells. Students will learn about the different types of microbes – bacteria and viruses. They learn that microbes have different shapes and that they are found everywhere. Through experiments, students will learn how microbes can spread from one person to another through touch and why it is important to wash hands properly.


Cardiology 101 (grades 1-3)

The heart is one of nature’s most timeless master-pieces. This muscular organ beats in synchronized rhythm, that allows us to carry-out our daily lives. Every second, the heart is vital for delivering blood to all parts of our body and in also working together with our lungs and intestines to get nutrients distributed to every single cell in our body. This faithful organ keeps its regular rhythm by connecting with our lower brain. Join us in this class, as we learn about the structure of the heart from within, the blood vessels and blood itself. As we proceed, we will start to dive deeper into blood circulation and how the brain and lungs are connected with the heart. Come join us in Cardiology 101.  


 

Coding fundamentals (grades 3-5)

Our world is filled with patterns and information. Understanding these patterns and sorting huge amounts of information into an order that can be understood requires creating methods to sort and process them. Or sometimes, we simply want to set a fundamental sequence of instructions to accomplish a task. Simply put, what we need is to code. Students learn about the different patterns that we observe in nature and how data can be grouped and how problems can be solved by breaking them down into smaller processing units. Sessions will be interactive involving art, physics and biology. At the end of it, students will gain an insight into coding.

 

Financial literacy (grades 4-6)

Let us show you some statistics.

62% of U.S. adults have carried credit card debt in the last 12 months. More than 1 in 4 (27%) admit they do not pay all of their bills on time. Nearly 6 in 10 (58%) find it difficult to minimize their debt primarily due to unexpected financial emergencies (19%) or reduction of income (19%). 16% more U.S adults say their household carries credit card debt from month-to-month than last year (43% vs. 37% in 2019).

In the U.S., 19% of people surveyed stated that during the past year, their expenses exceeded their income (excluding big ticket purchases such as a vehicle, a home, or any large expense).

More than 1 in 6 students in the US do not reach the baseline level of proficiency in financial literacy. Nearly 1/4 of millennials spend more than they earn. 67% of Gen Y have less than 3 months worth of emergency funds. With personal debt levels continuing to rise and responsibility increasing for funding one’s own retirement, it is vital that students leave high school with a strong foundation in the major components of personal finance.

Ifleed will use simulation software and real data to teach kids about financials and responsibilities in credit cards, mortgages, retirement, investment and savings.

This is one of the best classes you can sign up for your children to teach to be financially responsible and independent.

All materials will be provided.

Fall 2, 2020 STEAM CLASS

Description for Fall 2 STEAM classes

( 6 weeks, $120)

STEAM experiments (prek-k)

This class has been designed specifically for young children to teach science, engineering and math using art. Using art helps explain difficult topics in colorful and simplistic manner. We use hands-on activities to encourage the use of cognitive skills and work to improve pattern recognition, category formation and speed of information processing among children who are registered for this class. This is a great way to instill the creative art in all STEAM subjects.


Mason Jar Science (Grades prek-3)

Have you thought about how you know that if you stir sugar in hot water, it helps melt the sugar faster than in cold water? How did they know? Was it just luck? No it was not! It was science!

Ifleed likes to use low cost science supplies to teach children and we have chosen mason jars which are cheap ($1 at the dollar store) to experiment with science.

This class will focus on projects in the field of chemistry, earth science, physics, botany and biology.

The only thing you will need is one mason jar. All other supplies for the experiments will be shipped to you.


Physics for kids (grades 1-3)

Fundamental physics is vital in every way for this universe to function the way it does. In this class, we will combine art with physics, to instill in our young minds an appreciation of the laws of physics. Each week, children will embark on a creative project which will represent various physics concepts on light, electricity , mechanics and forces. Using art to tune into our young minds’, we will explore the grandeur of the fundamental concepts in science that will imbibe long-term appreciation towards physics.


Scratch coding (grades 1-3)

Scratch is a block-based visual programming method that has proven to be effective in introducing programming to children. Using fundamental building blocks, students will be taught to program simple instructions with a short project at the end, to create a game of their own. Students will perform all their work on the computer and will be required to download the Scratch software.


Physics for kids (grades 3-5)

There are laws that regulate how the world works. These fundamental laws maintain the planets in their orbits, allow us to stand upright and walk without floating away and also allows us to paint the beautiful images on canvases. In this class, we will undertake more complex and illuminating experiments for children to understand the physics behind this amazing phenomena, including how the laws of physics work even in biology. Get ready to be amazed.


Scratch coding (grades 3-5)

In this programming class, students will learn the block-based visual programming method, Scratch. Students will learn to program more complex projects such as building a game or animation. Students will perform all their work on the computer and will be required to download the Scratch software. At the end, children have the option of taking on an additional project with guidance by the educator.

Fall 2020 Math bridge camps 

Summer slides are a common worry for parents and educators every year. 3 months of no instruction is a huge gap. Though educators have rallied around shorter breaks in summer and to split it up over the course of the school year, nothing has been done to address this situation.

Over the years, the summer slide is more in one subject than the rest: Mathematics.

To address this, ifleed is offering math bridge academies that will address math gaps students will be facing in the upcoming school year. This is not a typical math class. We will use hands-on activities, scaffolding concepts and procedures and engaging students in math talk.

This class is taught by our ifleed founder who has years of experience teaching mathematics from k-college, training and coaching teachers around the country, consulting with school districts in math and science and a constant record of increasing student achievement in mathematics and science.

Our curriculum is based on Common Core math standards, California state math standards and Texas States math standards. We also use the National Council for Teachers in Mathematics (NCTM) math standards as part of our curriculum , teaching and assessment.

We are offering math bridge academies for children going into grade level 4-8 and Algebra 1.

Students will be tested biweekly and progress reports will be sent to parents. All materials will be provided.


Elementary (14 weeks, $280)

4th grade math

5th grade math  

 

Middle (14 weeks, $350)

6th grade math  

7th grade math  

8th grade math

     

Middle/High (14 weeks, $420)

Algebra 1

Algebra is the single most failed course in high school, the most failed course in community college, and, along with English language for nonnative speakers, the single biggest academic reason that community colleges have a high dropout rate. Although 60 percent of students enrolled at community colleges must take at least one course in math, about eighty percent of students never fulfill the requirement. They leave without graduating.

It is important to learn algebra well as it teaches problem-solving and critical-thinking skills which can help students succeed in their jobs and their lives even if they do not continue their education beyond high school or do not pursue a math- or science-oriented career. Algebra is important for future employment opportunities in the worlds increasingly knowledge-based economy, even in jobs considered to be “blue collar.” For example, an applicant must have passed Algebra I to enter an electrician apprenticeship program. But if students are aiming for college, algebra is essential. The techniques learned in algebra are the foundation for the higher level mathematics and science courses required for entrance to most colleges.

At ifleed, we teach Algebra1 using experiments, real data, computation, hands on activities and using calculator and non calculator skills.

Students will be tested biweekly and progress reports will be sent to parents. All materials will be provided.

Fall 2020 Test prep academy

ACT MATH PREP (14 weeks, $550)

We are offering ACT Math prep for 9th -11th grade students. The ACT Math Test usually breaks down into 6 questions types: pre-algebra, elementary algebra, and intermediate algebra questions; plane geometry and coordinate geometry questions; and some trigonometry questions. Students will be taught strategies , how to break down challenging questions into simpler problems, understanding the problem and rewriting the problem using illustrations.

Students will be tested biweekly and progress reports will be sent to parents. All materials will be provided.

SAT MATH  PREP (14 weeks, $600)

It’s entirely possible there may be questions in the SAT math sections that you have no idea how to do. Many students don’t take geometry or trigonometry until their senior year, so this is a common issue.

Ifleed is here to work with you. We will assess your abilities and work with them to help you increase their score in math. With increased emphasis on Algebra and advanced math in the new SAT Math, we will ensure to teach and assess you on a bi-weekly basis. The math section is divided into two portions: one which allows calculators and one which does not. The non-calculator portion will always be the third section of the test. The calculator portion will always be the fourth section of the test.

We teach strategies for both calculator and non calculator sections and help you hone your skills in deciphering the problems.

Students will be tested biweekly and progress reports will be sent to parents. All materials will be provided.