Elementary Mathematics Enrichment Program
The purpose of the Enrichment Program is to provide horizontal enrichment for the identified mathematically talented students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 in the area of problem solving and mathematical investigations. This enrichment will occur during two days a week in place of the student's regular math class.
Instructional Procedures, Purpose, and Objectives:
The student will master a four step method of problem solving:
1. Understand the problem.
2. Plan how to solve the problem.
3. Carry out the plan.
4. Look back at the process.
The student will learn to solve a variety of problems using one or more of the following strategies:
|draw a picture
||trial and error
|find a pattern
|make an organized list
||act out the problem
|make a table
|solve a simpler problem
||write an equation
|guess and check
||use logic and deduction
|change your point of view
The student will analyze problems and use his/her understanding of mathematics to devise one or more plans of attach and continue to work with the problem until a method is devised to solve it.
Using various materials, the student will translate written or oral problems into the language of mathematics.
The student will be encouraged to strive for brevity and elegance in his/her problem solutions and to find more than one method of solution.
The students will interact with one another at appropriate times during the solution of a problem or the development of a project to challenge them to defend, clarify, and generalize their thinking.
The students will participate in the Pennsylvania Mathematics League competition and the Elementary Math Olympiads.
Grade 3 - Monday and Thursday 9:30am - 10:00am
Grade 4 - Monday and Wednesday 9:20am - 10:20am
Grade 5 - Monday and Thursday 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Grade 6 - Monday and Wednesday 11:45am - 12:45pm
Grade 4 - Tuesday and Friday 11:45am - 12:45pm
Grade 5 - Tuesday and Friday 9:15am - 10:15am
Grade 6 - Tuesday and Friday 10:15am - 11:15am