STARFIRE MATH

 

Starfire Math

Students in Starfire Math explore a world of fun, creative mathematics. They solve interesting and challenging, real life, mathematical problems collaboratively in small groups of students (six or fewer) facilitated by passionate highly skilled professionals. 

Expected Student Outcomes

  • Develop a deep understanding of math concepts through solving challenging problems.
  • Ability to utilize mathematical thinking, creativity, critical thinking, logic and a systematic process to solve problems.
  • Ability to explain their thinking and to "defend" their methods.
  • Develop a "growth mindset" and persist to solve challenging problems.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to solve challenging problems.

Who should take this class?

Starfire Math 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 are encouraged to try new methods, make mistakes and persist to solve challenging problems in collaboration with other students.

Parents looking for a program to support their children in learning and developing basic math concepts and mastering computation will be better served by programs designed for that purpose, or by personalized tutoring offered by Starfire.

Starfire teaching methods and curriculum

Students in Starfire Math learn by exploring and solving, interesting and challenging mathematical problems 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.

Take a look at the math activities that the kids solve collaboratively in Starfire Math. We add many new activities each session. 

What are the Starfire Math 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 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 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, Addison Fall 2017

Grades: 1-3: Tuesdays: 2:25- 3:40pm

 Grades: 4-5: Tuesdays: 2:50-4:05pm

9/5 - 12/19, no class: 11/21

(15 wks) 1.25 hr. classes: $615

Academic Year 2017-18

(Register once to save time and money)

(34 wks) 1.25 hr. classes Save: $145, $1,260

 


Almond

Starfire Math, Almond Fall Session 2017

Grades 1-2: Tuesdays: 2:45-4:00pm

Grades 3-6: Tuesdays: 3:05-4:20pm

9/5-12/12, no class 11/21

(14 wks) 1.25 hr classes: $575

Academic Year 2017-18

(Register once to save time and money)

(32 wks) 1.25 hr. classes Save: $145, $1,180


Chabot

Starfire Math, Chabot Fall Session 2017

Grades 1-5: Thursdays: 3:00-4:15pm

9/14-12/7, no class: 10/5, 11/23

(11 wks.) 1.25 hr classes: $385


 

Duveneck

Starfire Math, Duveneck Fall Session 2017

Grades 1-5: Tuesdays: 2:40-3:55pm

9/19-12/19, no class: 11/21

(13 wks) 1.25 hr classes: $535

Academic Year 2017-18

(Register once to save time and money)

(32 wks) 1.25 hr classes: Save $145, $1,180


Encinal

Starfire Math, Encinal Fall Session 2017

Grades 1-2: Wednesdays: 2:40-3:55pm

Grades 3-5: Wednesdays: 3:05-4:20pm

9/13-12/20, no class: 10/25, 11/22

(13 wks) 1.25 hr.classes: $535


Escondido

Starfire Math, Escondido Fall Session 2017

Grades 1-5: Tuesdays: 2:50-4:05pm

9/12-12/12, no class 11/21

(13 wks) 1.25 hr classes:  $535

Academic Year 2017-18

(Register once to save time and money)

(32 wks) 1.25 hr classes: Save $145, $1,180 

 


Laurel

 

Starfire Math, Laurel Lower Campus Fall Session 2017

Grades: 1-2: Wednesdays: 3:05- 4:20pm

8/30-12/13, no class: 10/25, 11/22

(14 wks) 1.25 hr classes: $575

Starfire Math, Laurel Upper Campus Fall Session 2017

Grades: 3-5: Tuesdays: 3:20- 4:35pm

8/29-12/12, no class: 10/24

(15 wks) 1.25 hr classes: $615


Nixon

Starfire Math, Nixon Fall Session 2017

Grades 1-5: Thursdays: 2:30-3:45pm

9/7-12/14, no class: 11/23

(14 wks) 1.25hr. classes: $575

Academic Year 2017-18

(Register once to save time and money)

(32 wks) 1.25 hr classes: Save: $145, $1,180


Oak Knoll

Starfire Math, Oak Knoll Fall Session 2017

Grades: 1-5: Thursdays: 1:30-2:45pm

9/7-12/14, no class: 10/26, 11/23

(13 wks) 1.25 hr. classes: $535


Ohlone

Starfire Math, Ohlone Fall Session 2017

Grades 1-5: Thursdays:2:45-4:00pm

9/14-12/14, no class: 11/23

(13 wks) 1.25 hr classes: $535

Academic Year 2017-18

(Register once to save time and money)

(32 wks) 1.25 hr classes: Save: $145, $1,180


Woodside

Starfire Math, Woodside Fall Session 2017

Grades 1-5: Wednesdays: 2:35-3:50pm

9/13-12/13, no class: 10/25, 11/22

(13 wks) 1.25 hr classes: $535