MATH PROBLEM SOLVING PS1- ELEMENTARY

*A year-long program for the elementary students in grades 3/4 Starting September 2022*Complete Math Curriculum

Recommended for Ages 8‑10

Mapped To Common Core Standards

This math curriculum is designed in a way that we wish we had when we were kids. It teaches kids how to think critically and understand the concepts behind the math calculations they’re performing. Engaging illustrations keep kids coming back for more, even as they grapple with some of the most rigorous math problems available anywhere.

## Program Highlights

#### Specially Designed to develop confidence in math

1**Engaging Curriculum**Using our well-developed curriculum, our wizards will become adept at solving challenging math problems. The curriculum is broken into 4 key parts:

- Core Concepts
- Applied Math to explain where these concepts apply in real-life
- Games & Puzzles to tickle Wizard's brain in a fun way
- Enrichment to learn problem-solving through some amazing techniques and tricks

Our assignments will include word problems, interactive puzzles, and skill drill games with detailed solutions.

2Problem Solving Techniques

Our key focus is on teaching problem-solving techniques by connecting the dots. We help kids in understanding the core concepts so that they can breakdown complex problems into smaller, solvable dots and we encourage them to make connections between these dots. This helps in building a foundation not only for advanced math and science but also for handling real-life problems.

3Challenging problems and puzzles

Our philosophy is to train kids by providing them with appropriate challenges to foster critical thinking. We assess students based on their skills (not on their school grades) so that we can help develop the right set of skills for them to succeed.

4Learn to compete

We have a team of highly experienced and award-winning teachers, engineers, technologists and HR experts coaching the students. We would like kids to excel through the real-life association of concepts being taught to them in the class. These selfless educators would like kids to express themselves at international platforms. We provide numerous opportunities for the students to compete nationally and internationally.

## COURSE CURRICULUM

#### Full Year Program starting In September 2022 for kids in grades 3-4.

1**COURSE PREREQUISITE**Students are expected to know the following concepts. We will review these in the first 2-3 weeks. We will also provide material for students to practice themselves.

**Basic Arithmetics:**Numbering, place value, grouping, basic addition, and subtraction, Multiplication – times tables, simple division**Basic Number Theory:**rearranging products, grouping, comparing, +/- of multi-digit, place value, skip counting, odd & even**Basic Geometry:**Triangles, Lines, basic shapes like square, rectangle, quadrilateral, Perimeter and Area of the rectangle and square2**Multiplication Advanced****Core Concepts:**One Part at a Time, The Area Model, The Multiplication Algorithm, The Distributive Property, The 2 × 2 Distributive Property, Multiplication Tables**Enrichment:**Word Problems, Maximizing Products, The Units Digit, Ones and Zeros, Multiplication Patterns3**Exponents****Core Concepts:**Order of operations, manipulating expressions, PEDMAS Computing powers, Perfect squares**ENRICHMENT:**Order of Operations challenge, multiplying creatures, products of powers, unit digits, binary digits4**Variables & Expressions****Core Concepts:**Introducing ‘n’, Evaluating Expressions, Simplifying Expressions, Writing Equations, Solving Equations, Two Equations**Enrichment:**Expressions in Geometry, Balance Scales, Tricky Balance Scales, Word Problems, Describing Patterns5**Division****Core Concepts:**Long Division, Dividing products & Sums, Special Quotients, Multiples of Ten, Divisibility, Divisibility Rules**Enrichment:**Word problems, Perimeter and Area, clever Computations, Missing Numbers, word problems, Overlapping Circles, Remainder Jump, Mental Division6**Fraction Basics****Core Concepts:**Fractions, Unit Fractions, Whole-Number Fractions, Locating Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Mixed Numbers, Parts of a Whole, Simplest Form**Enrichment:**Fractions on a Ruler, Comparing and Ordering, Fraction Links, Splitting Shapes7**Fractions (+ & -)****Core Concepts:**Adding Fractions, Mixed Numbers, Mixed Numbers, Skip-Counting, Adding Mixed Numbers, Subtracting Fractions, Subtracting Mixed Numbers, Mixed Number Arithmetic**Enrichment:**Longer Sums, Challenge Problems8**Fractions (× & ÷)****Core Concepts:**“Of", Visual Models, Multiplying Fractions, Estimating Products, Multiplying Mixed Numbers, Division, Reciprocals, Dividing by Unit Fractions**Enrichment:**Challenge Problems, Perimeter and Area9**Factors****Core Concepts:**Factors, Factor Pairs, Prime Numbers, The Sieve of Eratosthenes, Divisibility Tests**Enrichment:**Challenge Problems, Prime Factorization, Divisibility with Prime Factorization10**Integers****Core Concepts:**Negatives, Less Than Zero, Comparing Integers, Adding Integers, Sum Squares, Subtracting Integers, Patterns**Enrichment:**Absolute Value, Adding to Subtract11**Decimals****Core Concepts:**Place Value, Converting, Mixed Numbers, Comparing Decimals, Place Value & Ordering, Number Line, Rounding Decimals, Adding Decimals, Subtracting Decimals**Enrichment:**Arithmetic Strategies, Challenge Problems12**Geometry - Shapes & Area****Core Concepts****:**Area Basics, Rectilinear area, Perimeter review Measuring areas, square units, adding and subtracting areas, right

triangles, triangles, Line, angles, definitions, angles in triangle, Quadrilaterals**Enrichment****:**Tangrams, challenge problems, Measuring angles, parallel and perpendicular, angles in a quadrilateralAre You Ready for this course?

ENROLL IN OUR FREE READINESS COURSE AND TAKE FEW ENGAGING TESTS WITH DETAILED SOLUTIONS to complete self-assessments. it's mandatory to complete assessments to join our courses. THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS SHOULD BE INTUITIVE BUT YOU MAY USE THESE STEPS IF YOU NEED ANY HELP WITH THE READINESS LINK BELOW.

COURSE LOGISTICS

35

Total Number of Sessions

90

Length of each session in minutes

Sep 22 - Jun 22

First session starts online

6:30 pm

Eastern Time when we will meet every Thursday

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