Students in Starfire Math explore a world of fun, creative mathematics. They learn by exploring and solving interesting and challenging mathematical problems, logic puzzles, multi-step problems, and brain teasers. Learning through problem solving is both challenging and rewarding; it requires creativity, logic, deep thinking, persistence and perseverance. Read an article about Teaching Math Through Problem Solving.
Starfire Math students work to develop:
a deep understanding of math concepts
the ability to think critically, logically and creatively when presented with a problem.
the ability to explain their thinking and to defend their methods for solving problems.
the ability to work collaboratively to solve challenging problems.
Starfire classes foster a growth mindset, grit, collaboration, and empathy. Our classrooms are fun, emotionally, intellectually safe and supportive learning environments. Starfire teachers inspire intellectual and personal growth in their students. The teachers love what they do and their passion is contagious.
Take a look at a sample lesson that kids tackle in Starfire Math. We add many new activities each session.
What are the Starfire Math teacher-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 because we want to share our knowledge and enthusiasm for math with kids.
Small Class Size
The Starfire Math classes are limited to no more than six students per teacher, and 18 students per classroom.
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.
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 classes are limited to 18 students per classroom, with no more than six students per teacher/coach.