Fun, engaging classes for kids to learn, grow and explore.
New this summer! We’re excited to partner with Seattle Universal Math Museum (SUMM) to offer enrichment classes for kindergarten through 6th graders. Students will learn new and exciting ways to use math in their lives through puzzles, games, design challenges, music, and more. This is a great addition to your child’s camp day!
Schedule: 4-5:30 pm | various dates (see below)
Cost per Class: $20 members | $25 guests
Registration Dates: Please note registration closes 24 hours before each class
Classes are offered on the following days – select the ones that work best for your child, or join us all summer! Kids are welcome to sign up for the same class more than once, however there may be repeated content.
|Fun Math Session||Th, July 7||Enjoy mathematical games, puzzles, and activity stations, providing choice and exploration with math concepts.|
|Math in Architecture||M, July 11|
Th, Aug 18
|Learn about the role math plays in architectural design! Students will discover the strongest shapes and build structures of their own, while learning about math secrets like the Fibonnaci sequence and the golden ratio.|
|Tetragami Tower: An Evening of Creative Design||Th, July 14|
Th, July 21
|Join retired Seattle teacher Peter Hubbard, creator of Tetragami — a unique paper-folding design system — for a session of mathematical creativity. Using specially scored, colorful cardstock, begin building your own Tetragami dodecahedron tower. Plus, learn how you can work with Tetragami to make basic shapes, rings, panda and her Pokémon pals, dragons, fantasy creatures, and much more.|
|Geometric Origami||M, July 18|
W, July 27
M, Aug 8
|Come and make beautiful folded geometric shapes from pieces of paper. Create projects like a box with a cover, a jumping frog, and a puzzle cube with a special design on it.|
|Data Science for Kids||M, July 25|
Th, Aug 25
|Data science can be applied to every part of our lives. We subconsciously think about data all the time: when counting candy, observing our shadows, and more. We'll explore how data can be collected, visualized, and used to understand the world around us.|
|Mathematics in Music||Th, Aug 4|
M, Aug 15
|Explore the mathematics that govern the way xylophone keys and stringed instruments make music! In this program, we will experiment with how to change the pitch of a string or key, play with resonance using water, and discover how to use math to make interesting rhythms.|
|Multicultural Math Designs||Th, Aug 11||Learn about drawings from the Angola region of Africa that use cultural math techniques to tell stories and convey characters. Explore how similar designs are traditionally used by South Indian women to express welcome outside their homes. Create designs of your own!|
|Show Me the Money!||M, Aug 22||Albert Einstein once described compound interest as the “eighth wonder of the world." We will explore how to save, earn, and invest to help identify and understand how to be smart about our money.|
Follow these instructions to use the J’s online registration system.
Contact Youth + Recreation team via email at YouthAndRec@sjcc.org.
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