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Math/English/Science Programs

Please note that not all the programs offered in each semester. Go to registration page to see what is currently offered.

Math Level I

Location/Time: Room #96 @ 9:00am
Text Book: Creative Problem Solving in School Mathematics by George Lenchner
Description: Problem Sloving Strategies & Drawing a Picture. Finding a Pattern. Making an Organized List. Making a Table. Solving a Simpler Problem. Trial and Error. Experimenting and Acting Out. Working Backwards. Writing an Equation. Using Deduction. Addition Patterns. Multiplication Patterns. Unusual Patterns and Sums. Factors and Primes. Greatest Common Factor(GCF). Multiples and Least Common Multiple(LCM)

Math Level II

Location/Time: Room #97 @ 9:00am
Text Book: Introduction to Algebra by Richard Rusczyk
Description: Algebra: Fundamental concepts of algebra, including exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, ratio and proportion.
Geometry: Fundamentals of geometry, including angles, triangle similarity and congruence, complicated area problems, mastering the triangle.

Math Level III

Location/Time: Room #98 @ 9:00am
Text Book: Introduction to Algebra by Richard Rusczyk
Description: Algebra: Fundamental concepts of algebra, systems of linear equations, factoring quadratics, complex numbers, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.
Geometry: Fundamentals of geometry, special quadrilaterals, polygons, the art of angle chasing, power of a point, 3-dimensional geometry, transformations, analytic geometry, basic trigonometry, geometric proof, and more.

Science Communication

Location/Time: Room #104 @ 9:00am / 10:30am
Description:

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Science communication is part of a scientist’s everyday life. Scientists must give talks, write papers and proposals, communicate with a variety of audiences, and educate others. To be a successful scientist, one must be an effective communicator.

Why This Course? Do you see a future Scientist, Engineer or Doctor in your child? If answer is yes then this fun filled course is for your child.

Bonus: This course will also assist middle schools students to test out Geophysical Science (a high school course taken by 9th grade students at PCEP).

Taught by a professional scientist and STEM education researcher, this course shall prepare your student to effectively plan, research, compose and deliver science presentations. Instructional strategy would focus on researching the topic and selection of essential content to include in the presentation, smooth transition of the speech/presentation and making powerful evidence based conclusions. Hands on experiments, group work, and debate activity will be incorporated to develop critical thinking, analysis, logic, case construction, persuasive delivery and teamwork.

Computer Programming / Website Development

Location/Time: Room #99 @ 9:00am / 10:30am
Description: Computer Programming / Website Development program is to introduce modern computer systems and their applications to future engineers. The program will help students take a closer look at computer systems, computer programming and their usage for website hosting. You will learn about key components of computer systems, various forms that computers are utilized in today’s life. Computer programming tools. Common elements of a computer program. Writing simple programs. How websites work. Roles of server, client, networking, Internet and web browsers. Server side programming, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and web forms. Introduction to web standards.

Creative Writing and Critical Composition

Location/Time: Room 104 @ 9:00am / 10:30am
Description: Critical Composition
Writing assessment and instruction have made a dramatic shift towards critical writing with the integration of the Common Core. In this segment, students will develop skills to read and respond to texts in a systematic, formulaic fashion to support testing success. Skills included in this segment include: utilizing graphic organizers to structure quality responses as well as analyzing, and further citing evidence from news articles to support response claims.Creative Writing
Students will draw inspiration from the creative works of established authors in the literary community to create their own unique short stories in a variety of genres. Instruction will focus on aspects of quality storytelling, strengthening organizational balance, word choice/vocabulary development, and effective use of literary devices.

English Language & Arts

Location/Time: ROOM #99 @ 9:00AM / 10:30AM
Description: Grammar/Language Usage
Students will learn Parts of Speech and the Use of: Adjectives, Adverbs, Alphabetical Order, Antonyms, Commas—Dates, Addresses, Letters, Series, Common/Proper Nouns, Complete/Simple Subjects, Compound Sentence, Compound Words Contractions, Dialogue/Quotation, Homonyms, Noun Markers, Plural Nouns—Regular/Irregular, Prefixes & Suffixes, Pronouns/Possessive Pronouns, Subjects & Predicates, Synonyms, Their/There/They’re, Verbs—Present, Past, Future, Types of Sentences—Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, Exclamatory.Writing
Students will write the following pieces: Retelling, Personal Narrative, Persuasive, Literary Essay, and Constructed Response. Emphasis will be on focus, organization, elaboration, language & voice, and conventions.

Reading
Students will read short stories of different genres, followed by activities for practicing reading skills: comprehension, vocabulary development, phonics & other word attack skills, and recording information in various ways. Students will read grade level text (fiction & non-fiction) and complete comprehension skill packets. Classic Book Titles are: Chocolate Fever, Esio Trot, Lawn Boy, Never Mind, Because of Winn Dixie, The Report Card, Cricket in Times Square, Trumpet of the Swan, Holes, Bridge to Terabithia, National Geographic for Kids, Informational Text on People, Places, Animals, Events (Books will be provided by the teacher.)


COMP-M1: Math Olympiads – E / MATH LEAGUE

Location/Time: Room #96 @ 10:30am
Book and Resources Creative Problem Solving in School Mathematics by Dr. George Lenchner; MATH League – Grades 6 Contest Books; Previous years MATH OLYMPOIAD and MATH League competitions and online resources
Description: This course is designed to coach students of grade 5th and 6th for Math Olympiads, MATH League and learns Problem Solving techniques. This course will also help basic and harder problems on the Math Olympiads / Math League. Students also learn test taking strategies and put them into practice by taking mock tests.

COMP-M2: MATHCOUNTS / Math Olympiads – M / Math League

Location/Time: Room #97 @ 10:30am
Book and Resources Creative Problem Solving in School Mathematics; Competition Math for Middle School; Practice Competitions for MATHCOUNTS; Math League – Grades 7 Including Algebra 1 Contest Books; Previous years MATHCOUNTS/Math Olympiad and Math League competitions will be used and online resources
Description: This course is designed for students of grade 7th preparing for Math Olympiads, Math League and State and National MATHCOUNTS the premier middle school mathematics contest in the US. This course will also help basic and harder problems on the Math Olympiads, Math League. The class is designed to prepare grade 7th students for Math League, Math Olympiads and MATHCOUNTS students and learn to apply problem solving tips and tricks. Students will also learn test taking strategies and put them into practice by taking mock tests.

COMP-M3: AMC8 / MATHCOUNTS / Math Olympiads – M / Math League

Location/Time: Room #98 @ 10:30am
Book and Resources Creative Problem Solving in School Mathematics; Competition Math for Middle School; Practice Competitions for MATHCOUNTS; Math League – Grades 8 Including Algebra 1 Contest Books; Previous years AMC8/MATHCOUNTS/Math Olympiad and Math League competitions will be used and online resources
Description: This course is designed for students of grade 8th preparing for AMC8, Math Olympiads, Math League and State and National MATHCOUNTS the premier middle school mathematics contest in the US. This course will also help basic and harder problems on the AMC 8/Math League. The class is designed to prepare grade 8th students for AMC8, Math League and MATHCOUNTS students and learn to apply problem solving tips and tricks. Students also learn test taking strategies and put them into practice by taking mock tests.

Let’s Learn Hindi

Location/Time: TBD
Book and Resources Class handouts
Description: This course offers an introduction to spoken and written Hindi. The course will include reading and writing (Devanagari Script) as well as the spoken language. Students will be encouraged to begin basic conversation in Hindi during class. The written aspects of this language will be introduced through graded readings and written exercises. Emphasis will be put on basic composition, vocabulary development, and conversational skills to achieve proficiency in the language. Movie clips, songs, and situation based conversations will be used to improve students’ listening comprehension skills. By the end of the course, students will be able to read, write, and speak Hindi.

Let’s Learn Punjabi

Location/Time: TBD
Book and Resources Class handouts
Description: This course offers an introduction to spoken and written Punjabi. The course will include reading and writing (Gurmukhi Script) as well as the spoken language. Students will be encouraged to begin basic conversation in Punjabi during class. The written aspects of this language will be introduced through graded readings and written exercises. Emphasis will be put on basic composition, vocabulary development, and conversational skills to achieve proficiency in the language. Movie clips, songs, and situation based conversations will be used to improve students’ listening comprehension skills. By the end of the course, students will be able to read, write, and speak Punjabi.