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MATH & LOGIC
At AlphaMinds Academy, we teach Mathematics based on the same curriculum that is taught in Singapore, a tiny Asian nation leads the world in assessment tests for math and whose students are routinely rated amongst the best in the world in Mathematics. What sets Singapore Math curriculum apart is that it emphasizes core understanding of mathematical concepts and stresses problemsolving through questions that become more complex in each grade level. Singapore Math Curriculum has been adapted for the US schools and is fully aligned with the US Common Core Standards. Whether your child needs additional help in his Math studies or is looking for extra challenge, our small group classes and one on one tutoring offers individualized curriculum that helps students succeed in their learning!
LOGIC PROGRAM (35 years old)
At AlphaMinds Academy, we believe that logic is fundamental. It's fundamental to mathematics, science, reasoning, cognitive thinking and so much more. Traditionally, logic is not taught in a classroom setting, but at AlphaMinds Academy we've taken the ideas and concepts of logic and transformed them into a fun and exciting class which will engage the children and get them excited about learning. Research has shown that children who are encouraged to understand the process of thinking (i.e. logic) tend to be inquisitive, creative, confident, compassionate, and communicative. Our Logic PreK class aims to help young children develop their thought process, reasoning and critical thinking skills, which will guide them throughout their formative years. This class covers all the topics found in the OLSAT® test (OtisLennon School Ability Test®) and the NNAT2® test (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test) as well as in the ERB test.
Logic PreK (Level I)
For many children this class will be their first introduction to the world of math and logic. In this course, children will learn numbers 0 to 10 (counting and addition/subtraction), ordinal numbers 1st to 10th, common shapes, length and graphs. Through our interactive educational approach, children will be introduced to such concepts as arithmetic reasoning, classification, patterns, sequences, and analogies. Together we will be playing games and solving verbal and pictorial riddles and puzzles designed to promote logical and critical thinking.
The math portion of this course is based on the Singapore Math K(A) curricula.
* This class is recommended for students 34 years old
Logic PreKK (Level II)
This is a course for children who are ready to begin their formal Math education. Through our interactive educational approach which includes games, puzzles, riddles, etc, children will continue to develop critical arithmetic and reasoning skills, and expand upon such concepts as Classification, Patterns, Sequences, and Analogies. Children will be introduced to a wide variety of different concepts, including but not limited to such concepts as Number Patterns; More than, Less than; Ordering Numbers; Positions; Sets; Comparing: Greater, Less, Equal; and Before, After, Between; Parts and the Whole, and others. They will master counting up to 100 and will learn how to perform number manipulations, such as addition and subtraction within 20.
The math portion of this course is based on the Singapore Math K(B) curricula.
* This class is recommended for Kindergarten students who are new to AlphaMinds Academy or to PreK4 students who have successfully completed our Logic PreK (Level I) class.
Math I
This is a class for students who have knowledge of basic counting up to 100, understand and recognize numbers up to 100 and have some skills of adding and subtracting numbers within 10.
We will continue with addition and subtraction of numbers up to 100, focusing mainly on mental calculation. Students will learn the meaning of multiplication and division and basic multiplication and division facts within 40. They will be introduced to different units of measurements such as length, weight, time. We will also cover basic fractions, money, graphs and basic 2D and 3D shapes. Throughout the year we will be solving harder word problems involving multiplication and division.
We will also continue our logic curriculum through our interactive educational approach which will continue to expand upon such concepts as classification, patterns, sequences, and analogies.
* This class is recommended for grade 1 students who are new to AlphaMinds Academy or to K students who have successfully completed our Logic PreKK (Level II) class.
Math II
This is a class for students who have thoroughly mastered addition and subtraction of numbers to 100, especially mentally; have knowledge of place value; understand, recognize and correlate repeating patterns of numbers, letters and objects.
We will continue with addition and subtraction of numbers to 1000, paying special attention to mental calculation. Students will learn multiplication table up to 12 and related division facts. They will learn about standard units of length, weight and capacity in the metric and customary systems and the relationships among units. We will also cover fractions including equivalent fractions and addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, money, time and time intervals, graphs as well as area and perimeter. Throughout the year we will be solving harder word problems involving multiplication, division and fractions.
Last, but not least, we will be solving exciting problems and puzzles from different areas of logic and mathematics.
* This class is recommended for grade 2 students who are new to AlphaMinds Academy or to any students who have successfully completed our Math & Logic I class. To determine which class your child should enroll into, we recommend taking the following assessment tests:
To determine which class your child should enroll into, we recommend taking this assessment test.
Math III
This is a class for students who have thoroughly mastered addition and subtraction of numbers to 1000 using vertical algorithm as well as using mental calculation strategies; have deep knowledge of place value; know multiplication table up to 10 and related division facts, (up to 5 is a must); have basic understanding of fractions; can solve simple multistep word problems including problems which involve multiplication and division.
We will continue with addition, subtraction, multiplication and long division by a onedigit number, paying special attention to mental calculation, standard units of length, weight and capacity in the metric and customary systems, the relationships among units, addition and subtraction of compound units. We will also cover fractions including equivalent fractions, addition and subtraction of fractions with like and unlike denominators, money, time and time intervals and other units of time. Geometry moves from the basic shapes to the different parts of geometric objects  points, lines and angles. Throughout the year we will be solving more complex word problems involving multiplication, division, fractions, area and perimeter.
Finally, we will be solving many nonroutine word problems and puzzles from different areas of mathematics.
* This class is recommended for Grade 3 students who are new to AlphaMinds Academy or to any students who have successfully completed our Math IIB class. To determine which class your child should enroll into, we recommend taking this assessment test.
Math IV
This is a class for students who have thoroughly mastered the basics of fractions and decimals, including addition and subtraction of fractions with different denominators and beginning multiplication and division of decimals.
We will continue with multiplication of mixed numbers, multiplication and division of decimals, order of operations, percentage and the connection of percentfractiondecimals, harder word problems involving especially fractions and percents, triangle and quadrilateral geometry, more complex area and perimeter problems. Some special topics like Pascal's triangle and probability will be introduced also.
Finally, we will be solving many nonroutine word problems and puzzles from different areas of mathematics.
* This class is recommended for grade 4 students who are new to AlphaMinds Academy or to any students who have successfully completed our Math III class. To determine which class your child should enroll into, we recommend taking this assessment test.
Math V
This is a class for students who have thoroughly mastered the basics of fractions and decimals, including addition and subtraction of fractions with different denominators and multiplication and division of decimals by a whole number.
We will continue with multiplication and division of fractions and mixed numbers, multiplication and division of decimals, order of operations, percentage and the connection of percentfractiondecimals. Students will be solving harder word problems involving fractions and percents, ratio and rate, triangle and quadrilateral geometry, more complex area, perimeter and volume problems.
Finally, we will be solving many nonroutine word problems and puzzles from different areas of mathematics.
* This class is recommended for grade 5 students who are new to AlphaMinds Academy or to any students who have successfully completed our Math IV class. To determine which class your child should enroll into, we recommend taking this assessment test.
Math MS I  PreAlgebra
Introducing Advanced Mathematics Class for Grades 67!
This is a class for students who have deep understanding of the very foundations of our number system, and can work comfortably with whole numbers, thoroughly mastered the basics of fractions and decimals, percentage and the connection of percentfractiondecimals.
This class is designed to introduce more realistic word problems, to teach the major strategies of problem solving, and to foster recognition of mathematical patterns. In addition to the concepts that each student learns in school, we will be cultivating understanding of word problems and realworld situations where one would apply the basic concepts already studied. Students will be challenged in a fun and creative atmosphere with new types of problems that will set them apart in their usual classroom setting. Students will begin preparation for the Math portion of the PSAT and ISEE tests.
Finally, we will be solving many nonroutine word problems and puzzles from different areas of mathematics.T
opics covered in this class:

Prime factorization

LCM and GCD

Fraction, Decimals, Approximation

Rate, Ratio and Percentage

Negative numbers. Addition, subtraction, comparison. Absolute values. Multiplication and division of negative numbers.

Algebraic laws. Commutative, Associative, Distributive Laws

Algebraic expressions. Solving equations. Translation of word problems into algebraic equations. Solving Word problems.

Rate, ratio, speed

Introduction to geometry (area and circumference of a circle, triangle and quadrilateral geometry, more complex area, perimeter and volume problems)

Graphing on the coordinate plane

Understanding functions

Probability and statistics
* This class is recommended for grade 6 and 7 students who are new to AlphaMinds Academy, and to any students who have successfully completed our Math V class. To determine which class your child should enroll into, we recommend taking this assessment test.
Math MS II  Algebra 1
At this level, math students need to know and really understand basic laws and rules of Algebra. This class will continue an indepth study of topics of algebra 1 and beginning geometry with proofs: quadratic equations and parabolic graphs, fractional equations, absolute value equations and inequalities, fractional inequalities, the study of functions, sequences and series, equations of circles, forming equations using coordinates, parallel lines and angles, congruence and similarity, triangle geometry. The program includes many types of word problems and shows how they can be solved. Besides Algebra, the program includes several advanced topics, such as Mathematical Induction, Combinatorics, Logical games, Fibonacci sequence.. Students learn to use logical reasoning, systematic approach to problem solving, calculations and algebraic transformations. This class also prepares students for the admission tests to the selective High Schools
Topics covered in this class:

Indices (Exponents)

Radicals

Algebraic manipulations

Literal and Quadratic Equations (Quadratic formula + completing the perfect square method)

Rate, Ratio, Percentage. Problems involving financial transactions

The coordinate plane. Graphs of linear equations. Quadratic graphs (introduction)

Linear function. Using slope and Yintersect, types of slopes, writing an equation giving 2 points

Other types of functions

Simultaneous linear equations

Inequalities

Compound inequalities

Congruent and similar triangles
* This class is recommended for students in grades 7 and 8 who are new to AlphaMinds Academy, and to any students who have successfully completed our Math MS I class. To determine which class your child should enroll into, we recommend taking our assessment test (please email us to request it sent to you)
Math MS III  Algebra 1 Advanced
In this course students continue with the study of Algebra 1. This course fully prepares students for advanced Algebra or Algebra 2 course in high school.
Topics covered in this class include:

Measuration

Pythagorean Theorem and Trignometry

Motion Geometry

Statistics

Advanced Algebraic Manipulations

Graphic Functions

Complex Numbers

Exponents

Sequences and Series
* This class is recommended for students in grades 8 and 9 who are new to AlphaMinds Academy, and to any students who have successfully completed our Math MS II class. To determine which class your child should enroll into, we recommend taking our assessment test (please email us to request it sent to you)
GEOMETRY I
This is an introduction to geometry course.
Topics covered in this class include:

Points, lines, planes and angles. Definitions and Postulates

Deductive reasonings, Ifthen statements, converses, proving theorems

Angles. Parallel lines and planes

Congruent triangles (Corresponding parts in a congruence, SSS,SAS,ASA, AAS congruence)

Perimeter and area

Similar polygons. Ratio, proportion, and similarity. Similar triangles

Right triangles. The Pythagorean theorem

Special parts of a triangle. Bisectors, medians, altitudes

Quadrilaterals, Parallelograms, Special quadrilaterals
* This class is recommended for students in grades 79 who are new to AlphaMinds Academy, and to any students who have successfully completed our Math MS I or MS II classes. To determine which class your child should enroll into, we recommend taking our assessment test (please email us to request it sent to you)
GEOMETRY II
This course is a direct continuation of Geometry I. It's recommended to students who have completed our school year long Geometry I course in the prior school year. New students are admitted based on the assesment (please email us for the assesment)

Polygons. Angles in a polygon. Area. Regular polygon

Geometric Inequalities. Sides and angles of a triangle. The triangle inequality

Circles. Arc measure, Arc length, and circumference

Circles and angles. Tangent, Arcs and Chords. Inscribed angles, other angles.

Power of a point

Areas and volumes of solids. Prisms, Pyramids, Cylinders and Cones. Spheres. Areas and volumes of similar solids

Coordinate geometry

Introduction to trigonometry. The tangent ratio. The Sine and Cosine ratios. Application of right triangle trigonometry

Transformations. Reflection, Translation and Glide reflections, Rotations, Dilations
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