STARFIRE MATH IS FUN

Fun, Creative, Engaging, Challenging, Supportive

Starfire students experience that there are no limits to what they can do with math!

 

What is Starfire Math is Fun?

Math is a universal language used to describe the world. Math is about patterns and universal truths. The big ideas in math connect together in a meaningful way. Math is much more than a series of algorithms, procedures, formulas, definitions and facts to memorize and execute. 

In Starfire Math is Fun, kids explore, and discover the fun and joy of the world of mathematics. They develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics and number sense through solving fun, interesting and challenging problems in an intellectually safe and supportive learning environment. Learning happens through solving problems, a process of hands-on discovery in small groups facilitated by qualified teachers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for mathematics with kids. 

Who should take this class?

Starfire Math is Fun is designed for students who have a solid command of grade level math concepts, and would enjoy solving fun, interesting, challenging problems, and learning how the world can be understood using mathematics. Students who participate in Starfire Math is Fun are encouraged to try new methods, make mistakes and persist to solve challenging problems in collaboration with other students. Our focus in not on basic math concepts or computation. Parents looking for a program to support their children in learning and developing basic math concepts and computation will be better served by programs designed for that purpose, or by personalized tutoring offered by Starfire.

Starfire teaching methods and curriculum

Kids learn math in Starfire Math is Fun by exploring and solving, interesting, challenging mathematical and logic puzzles, multi-step problems and brain teasers. They learn through problem solving and discovery. Learning through problem solving is both challenging and rewarding, requiring creativity, logic, deep thinking, persistence and perseverance. Read an article about Teaching Math Through Problem Solving.

Starfire classes foster a growth mindset, grit, teamwork, and empathy in a fun, emotionally, intellectually safe and supportive learning environment. Starfire teachers’ inspire intellectual and personal growth in their students. The teachers love what they do and their passion is contagious.

Starfire Math is Fun Challenge Problems & Puzzles

What are the Starfire Math is Fun teachers-coaches qualifications?

Starfire teacher-coaches are highly qualified math, engineering, computer science professionals and teachers with degrees from Stanford University, Harvard, MIT, University of California and other excellent academic institutions. We teach Starfire Math is Fun because we want to share our knowledge and enthusiasm for math with kids.

Small Class Size

The Starfire Math is Fun classes are limited to 18 students per classroom, with no more than six students per teacher/coach.

Try a Class

If you would like your child to try a Starfire class, we ask that you register and pay online. If after attending two classes, you feel that the class is not the right fit for your child we will gladly issue a refund for the full cost of the remaining classes. Unfortunately we are unable to process refunds for withdrawals after the two week trial period.

 

Scholarships

Starfire is able to offer a limited number of scholarships intended only for students with a financial need who would not otherwise be able to participate. If your family is able to pay for after school classes, please allow others to utilize the scholarships!


The Starfire Math is Fun classes are limited to 18 students per classroom, with no more than six students per teacher/coach.

If you would like to bring this program to your kid's school please Contact us


Addison

Starfire Math is Fun, Addison Spring 2017

Tuesdays 4/11 - 5/23

Grades: 1-3: 2:25- 3:55pm, Grades: 4-5: 2:50-4:20pm 

(7) 1.5 hr. classes $325 ($30/hr.)


Barron Park

Starfire Math is Fun, Barron Park Spring Session 2017

Fridays: 4/14-5/26

Grades: 1-2: 2:30-4:00pm, Grades: 3-5: 2:50-4:20pm

(7) 1.5 hr. classes $325 ($30/hr.)


Duveneck

Starfire Math is Fun, Duveneck Spring Session 2017

Tuesdays: 4/11-5/23

Grades 1-5: 2:40-4:10pm

(7) 1.5 hr. classes: $325  ($30/hr.)


Encinal

Starfire Math is Fun, Encinal Spring Session 2017

Mondays: 4/17-6/12, no class: 5/29

Grades 1-2: 2:40-4:10pm, Grades 3-5: 3:05-4:35pm

(8) 1.5 hr.classes: $360 ($30/hr.)


Escondido

Starfire Math is Fun, Escondido Spring Session 2017

Tuesdays: 4/11-5/23

Grades 1-5: 2:50-4:20pm

(7) 1.5 hr. classes: $325  ($30/hr.)


Laurel

Starfire Math is Fun, Laurel Spring Session 2017

Grades 1-2, Lower Campus 3:00- 4:30pm

Wednesdays: 3/22-6/14, no class: 4/12

(12) 1.5 hr. Classes: $540 ($30/hr.)

Grades 3-5, Upper Campus 3:20-4:50pm

Tuesdays: 3/22-6/13, no class: 4/11

(12) 1.5 hr. Classes: $540 ($30/hr.)


Nixon

Starfire Math is Fun, Nixon Spring Session 2017

Grades 1-5: 2:35-4:05pm

Thursdays: 3/16-5/25, no class 4/6

(10) 1.5hr. classes: $450 ($30/hr.)

 


Oak Knoll

Starfire Math is Fun, Oak Knoll Spring Session 2017

Grades K-5: 1:30-3:00pm, Thursdays: 3/30-6/8, no class 4/13

(10) 1.5 hr. classes: $450  ($30/hr.)


Ohlone

Starfire Math is Fun, Ohlone Spring Session 2017

Thursdays:  no class 4/6

Grades 1-5: 2:45-4:15pm

(7) 1.5 hr. classes: $325 ($30/hr.)