Mad Dog Math: Math’s BEST Friend
1st – 6th Grade
Thursdays at ILA Orange County Campus
9:10 - 10:10am
10:20 – 11:20am
1:00 – 2:00pm
The foundation for strong math literacy is math facts mastery. It is the gateway to fractions, which in turn, is the gateway to algebra. Students who master their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts are better able to tackle higher-level math problems as they get older. There are some tricks to learning the facts, but mostly it is by hard work, deliberate intention, and repetition that these facts are acquired. The tricks will be introduced and the Mad Dog Math system will be used in the classroom, as well as math games and the Marcy Cook Tile cards to help students learn the facts. If your child finds math frightening, laborious, discouraging, in need of acquiring the facts, or in need of moving from accuracy to automaticity (fast, accurate, and with very little thought), then this is the class for him or her.
The multi-level class will be broken up into groups by grade level. All students will move through the 3 stations (Teacher Station, Math Games Station, and the Marcy Cook Tile Station) each week and will begin mastering their facts at their own pace. K-2 will focus on the addition and subtraction facts while students in 3rd and up will concentrate on the multiplication and division facts.
Farida is looking for dedicated moms to help out in the classroom each Thursday while she “(wo)mans” the Teacher Station. The 2 stations needing help are the Tile Station and the Math Game Station. No planning is required. She will have everything you need. She guarantees you will enjoy yourself, too!
§ Minimum: 4 students per group (1st, 2nd, and 3rd on up)
§ Maximum: 6 first graders, 8 second graders, and 10 third graders on up
§ Tuition: $260 (includes all materials)
§ Charter school approved class – Excel, iLead, Inspire, Springs, Sage Oaks, NUA and Sky Mountain. Charter school vendor name is Farida Hsu. If your charter school is not listed here, please inform me.