Algebra Games

In this class, students learn algebra concepts through puzzles, games, and activities. Playing a game called the Game of Nim leads to a new operation on numbers, which allows us to examine the commutative and associative properties. Figuring out who wins at interplanetary soccer is all about determinants. We will learn vector addition, talk about permutations and their properties, learn and explore binary numbers, and much more.

The class does not replace any school algebra class. The focus is on the conceptual foundation and building mental muscles.

The teacher is Dr. Eli Lebow who did his undergraduate work at Harvard University in mathematics and physics, and his Ph.D. at Cal in mathematics. Among other places, he taught middle school students at the Academic Talent Development Program in Berkeley.

  • The class is for 4-6th grade students. 
  • It is a semester-long class that meets once a week for 1 hour on either Tuesdays at 4:40pm at 955 Moraga Ave. in Lafayette or Thursdays at 5:40pm at 1316 University Ave. in Berkeley.
  • The cost is $280 for the semester (14 sessions).
  • Fall semester classes begin on September 12th.

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