Mad Dog Math

Elective
Math
1st
Wednesday 9:10 am - 10:10 am
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Course Description

Mad Dog Math: Math’s Best Friend!


1st – 6th Grade

Wednesdays at ILA San Juan Capistrano

  • 9:10 - 10:10

  • 10:20 – 11:20

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 and repetition that these facts are acquired. The Mad Dog Math system, including helpful tricks, will be taught in the classroom, as well as math games and the Marcy Cook Tile station to help students learn their facts. If your child finds math frightening, laborious, discouraging, is 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.  1st and 2nd graders will focus on the addition and subtraction facts while students in 3rd grade and up will concentrate on the multiplication and division facts.  

Beth is looking for dedicated moms and dads to help out in the classroom each Wednesday while she teaches at the Teacher Station. The class cannot run without the help from parents! 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!  It is a wonderful way to witness your child master their math facts first-hand!! It’s truly a thrill to watch, and it’s such a fun class to be a part of!

1st grade: mental math, +8, 9, and 10’s tricks, place value, math terms, adding and subtracting with and without borrowing and carrying, and more!

2nd grade: mental math, +8, 9, and 10’s tricks, place value, math terms, adding and subtracting with and without borrowing and carrying, column addition, introduce x/÷ and the x2, 5, and 10’s families, and more!

3rd grade and up: math terms, mental math, division with remainders, harder multiplication with carrying (2-4 digits x 2-digit multiplier), long division with checking, place value, and more!

  • Tuition: $260 (includes access to the Mad Dog Math online game for the semester)
  • Charter school approved class – I plan to be a vendor with Excel, iLead, Springs, Inspire, Sage Oaks, and Sky Mountain.  ***IMPORTANT: If your charter is listed above, please ask your ToR/ES/EC to request me as a vendor and/or email me… that is the only way I can begin your charter’s vendor application process!***
  • Email: bethgillisila@gmail.com
  • Phone: (562) 972-2052
  • Please contact me with any questions! :)

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Details

Availability
Full
Class Type
Elective
Category
Math
Meets
Wednesday
09:10 am - 10:10 am
Location
Orange County Campus
Room
S 105 B
Grades
1st
Tuition Amount
$ 260.00 USD /term
Material Fee
$ 0.00 USD /term
Accepts Charters
Yes
Homework
Recommended 10 min/day on Mad Dog Math online drills (online subscription included with tuition). And it's fun! :)
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