Math Classes Information Page

Welcome to the Firecracker Math after school program!

Sites in Berkeley, Piedmont, San Francisco and Lafayette.

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Registration for Winter/Spring 2018 semester opens on October 30th.

Enter Early Bird discount code  FireMathEARLY  if you register by November 15!  

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                  View Winter/Spring Schedule

Our program is based on the best traditions and classical methods of teaching mathematics.

We introduce and explore math concepts and problem-solving techniques. Students develop a love for math as they learn how to apply reasoning skills and logical thinking to all aspects of their studies. We will help your child to build a solid foundation and understanding of mathematics. Theoretical instructions are combined with practical exercises that employ chess, brain teasers, and logical puzzles to demonstrate serious mathematical concepts.

At our math classes we are going to show to your child that math can be incredibly creative, exciting, and fun.  

We offer small class sizes, experienced and enthusiastic teachers, and an individual approach according to each student’s needs.

For any additional information contact: hello@FirecrackerMath.org 

       First day of classes is January 20       

    
ELEMENTARY DIVISION 

For students in grades K-5

Kids are introduced topics from number theory, geometry, combinatorics, probability, and more. We employ games, hands-on activities, and magic tricks to demonstrate and explore math concepts. Kids are encouraged to ask questions, present arguments, and reason. Students acquire problem solving and logical thinking skills while building a solid foundation and understanding of mathematics.

UPPER DIVISION

       For students in grades 6-11

       Students are introduced topics from number theory, geometry, combinatorics, probability, and more. We focus on in-depth              understanding of math concepts and mathematical proof. Kids learn problem solving techniques and logical reasoning skills.

       Theoretical instructions are combined with practical exercises that employ chess, games, and logical puzzles to demonstrate        mathematical concepts. Kids are encouraged to explore, discus ideas, and work together as a team.

SPECIAL COURSES

MATH IN MOTION

For students in grades 7-10 

Get ready for college level math. Understand and explore the concepts of calculus.  Read more… 

ALGEBRA GAMES

For students in grades 4-6 

Learn fundamental algebra concepts through puzzles, games, and exploration.  Read more… 

MATH FOR FAMILIES

For students in grades 4-6

Have you ever thought about being in a classroom with your kid, and working together on a teacher’s assignment or participating in class discussions?

Firecracker Math opens its classrooms for parents! It is free for parents, you only pay a regular class fee for your child. The class is for 4-6th grade students and their parents. Read more…  

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                                                              View Winter/Spring Schedule

            Locations:    

            Berkeley locations: 1606 Bonita Avenue or 1316 University Ave

            Oakland/Piedmont location: 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont  

            San Francisco location: 1270 Sanchez St           

            Lafayette location: 955 Moraga Road

 

Registration:  Registration is online only except for drop in lessons. If you are having difficulties please email hello@FirecrackerMath.org or call 510-488-4556. Specify “Firecracker Math Winter/Spring 2018 enrollment” in the title of your email. 

Fees:  The cost is $330 for the entire semester. We also offer a prorated rate for late enrollments for classes that still have spaces. Financial aid is available – ask for an application.

Placement: Students will be placed in classes according to their level in math. A placement test is not mandatory, but can be requested by parents via this email: hello@FirecrackerMath.org 

Communication: We will be happy to discuss students’ progress with the parents. Please contact Svetlana at 510-488-4556 to schedule a parent-teacher meeting.

Attendance: Parents and children must realize that consistent attendance is an important factor in successful learning.

Refund Policy: Cancellation at any time prior the first day of classes will result a penalty of $100 per student. No refunds are issued after the first day of classes. In special circumstances we may refund some part of the payment: requests for a refund will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Incentive Programs:

Sibling DiscountsFor families with two or more children enrolled, full cost of $330 is due for the first child and a 10% off the full cost for the second child and each child thereafter.   

Referral Bonus: Refer a new family, whose child/children enroll(s) and attend(s) Firecracker Math, and receive a 5% referral bonus after the semester ends. Email us the name(s) of the family(ies) you referred and we will issue the referral bonus.

Punctuality: Children are not to be dropped off more than 10 minutes before classes begin. Be sure your child arrives to school on time and is picked up at dismissal time. If you are more than 5 minutes late in picking up your child, you will be charged $10 for every 10 minutes after the pick up time. In case of an emergency please leave a message at 510-488-4556.

Books and Supplies: All handouts and school supplies will be provided by the Firecracker Academy to be used throughout the school year.

 

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

The Firecracker Math after-school program admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and does not discriminate in its admissions policies, financial aid, and educational programs. Everybody is guaranteed equal rights and opportunities.