Disclosure- This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of IMACS. All opinions are 100% my own.Computer programming. Bio-medicine. Financial Services. Engineering. All of these high paying careers have one thing in common. They require a mastery of mathematics and the ability to apply logic, critical thinking and creative reasoning.
Unfortunately, most schools don’t teach students HOW to think logically or creatively. Instead the focus is on teaching to standardized tests that only require memorization of formulas and facts.
The good news is that, at the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS), they offer an alternative where your child can develop strong logic and reasoning skills used to solve complex problems.
Here’s the answer from the IMACS Curriculum Development Group: “Unlike tutoring, IMACS doesn’t drill what your child is already learning in school. We understand that your child will learn certain mathematical ideas, including arithmetic and math facts, in school. IMACS aims to take your child’s knowledge deeper and teach him or her how to develop critical thinking skills and a genuine understanding of the logical reasoning process required to solve real problems, math or otherwise.”
Here’s the answer from our students: “IMACS is fun!”
No rote learning, no dry concepts, and no drill-and-kill!
The focus is on creating understanding of the essential tools used to solve interesting problems. For over 20 years IMACS has been giving children a competitive edge by teaching them HOW to think critically, how to solve problems, and how to use logic and reasoning.
Who are IMACS classes for?
IMACS is for students who desperately need a challenge worthy of their ability and for those with untapped and unseen academic skills. IMACS classes are not just for mathematically gifted children; however, those who are talented in math will find that IMACS classes will help them reach their highest potential.
IMACS challenges each student by ability level, not by age. A free, one-hour placement class is used to determine the starting point. The placement class is fun and does not involve any kind of testing.
IMACS classes are interactive and fun because the curriculum uses games, puzzles, virtual robotics, and other engaging activities; IMACS doesn’t bore children with repetition and memorization.
IMACS emphasizes the development of strong logical reasoning and creative thinking skills needed to solve the kinds of complex problems found in virtually every career field. IMACS is NOT just for students planning to pursue STEM degrees and careers.
Doesn’t your child deserve The IMACS Advantage?
While IMACS graduates find themselves with more knowledge than their peers, the real advantage is in their ability to apply that knowledge. As IMACS graduate Zachary K. said, “College was so much easier with the logical thinking skills I learned at IMACS. While classmates tried to memorize each type of problem, I was able to strongly grasp core concepts and use them to solve any problem, even if it was different from those I had seen.”
What Programs Does IMACS Offer?
My girls attended a placement class for the Mathematics Enrichment (1st-6th grade) which is the core program at IMACS. They had a great time while it challenged their logic and thinking skills in a fun way with games. IMACS employs lively and innovative methods of teaching higher level math and advanced logical thinking skills to elementary and middle school students. Each lesson is carefully crafted by the IMACS Curriculum Development Group to combine games, logic puzzles, mathematical problem-solving and other intellectually exciting activities that help students develop logical and critical thinking skills and the ability to deal with abstractions.
IMACS offers several other programs (student grade level estimate in parentheses)- Computer Programming and Virtual Robotics Enrichment (3rd-8th grade), University Computer Science (7th-12th grade), and University Logic for Mathematics (8th-12th grade).
IMACS also offers a Hi-Tech Summer Camp (students entering 1st-12th). Students can choose from individual classes (Logic Puzzles, Computer Programming & Virtual Robotics, and Electronics) or a full day program that includes all 3. My girls will be going to the IMACS full day camp program for a week this summer. Keep an eye out to see what they did and how they liked it.
Do you homeschool your child? IMACS has a Homeschool Program (1st-9th)- Logic Puzzles, Computer Programming & Virtual Robotics, Electronics, Beginning Chess, Serious Fun, Right-Brain Combo. The homeschool program is offered at the Boca and Plantation locations.
Find an IMACS Class near you:
South Florida IMACS locations
IMACS holds pull-out or after-school classes at the following schools:
- American Heritage (Plantation)*
- Pine Crest (Boca Raton)*
- Pine Crest (Fort Lauderdale)*
- The Sagemont School (Weston)
- University School (Davie)*
- St. Mark’s Episcopal School (Fort Lauderdale)
- Hochberg Preparatory (Aventura)
- Weston Christian Academy (Weston)*
* classes only available for students who attend this school
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This will give you an exclusive 20% discount on first quarter classes if you are a new student to IMACS.
IMACS is also giving away an 8 week class session to one of my lucky winners. Read below to see how to enter.
- IMACS is giving away one enrollment in the first quarter of its Mathematics Enrichment program described at http://www.imacs.org/class-
curriculum/math-enrichment/. Depending on location, this 8-week quarter generally starts during the second week of September 2014. Exact schedules can be found at http://www.imacs.org/class- schedules/after-school/. Any student, currently enrolled at IMACS or not, may qualify for this giveaway.
- The winner may choose to attend classes at any of IMACS’ five South Florida teaching centers (Aventura, Boca, Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation, and Weston).
- The winner will need to attend a placement class so that IMACS can place them in the correct level of instruction.
- In addition, a new family who enrolls a new student in the first quarter of Mathematics Enrichment this Fall and indicates that they learned about IMACS from the sponsored post will receive 20% off their tution for this first quarter. This discount may not be combined with any other discounts including, but not limited to, the standard sibling discount.
- To qualify, entrants must complete BOTH of the mandatory entries on the Giveaway Tools Widget below: