Math Classes Information Page

Welcome to the Firecracker Math after school program!


Registration for Fall 2017 semester opens on May 1st.  Sites in Berkeley, Piedmont, San Francisco, Lafayette, Concord .   We are still enrolling for Fall Semester!  


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: 

       First day of classes is September 11      


NEW IN 2017-2018  SCHOOL YEAR:    


In response to parents’ requests Firecracker Math opened a new locations in San Francisco in March 2017 – check the schedule below. Danville and San Ramon sites will open in the Fall 2017.


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.


       For students in grades 6-10

       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.



For students in grades 7-10 

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


For students in grades 4-6 

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


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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            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


 First day of classes is September 11

Registration: Fill out and submit the enrollment form, and pay a $100 non-refundable deposit or the complete payment at the end of the registration process. You can also mail the payment to: Firecracker Forum, P.O. Box 20621, Oakland, CA 94620. Make your check payable to Firecracker Forum. If you are having difficulties submitting the form, you can email your request to: Please specify “Firecracker Math Winter/Spring semester” in the title of your email.

Fees:  The fee is $280 for the entire semester. Math in Motion class is $325. 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. Solutions must be submitted to or through our website no later than 1 week before the classes start.

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.

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 10 minute late in picking up your child, you will be charged $10 for every 15 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.