Mathapalooza: Russian Math Framingham Metrowest

Don’t miss RSM-MetroWest’s Mathapalooza on Saturday, September 13, from noon to 4:00 PM at the Framingham Centre Common located between Edgell Road and Vernon Street.

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The RSM (Russian School of Mathematics) Metrowest Mathapalooza is a one-of-a-kind event featuring a day of mathematical fun for all ages such as games, puzzles, and contests created especially for the day (including a “Pi” eating contest to see who can eat the most pie in 3.14159 minutes), giant versions of Connect Four, Jenga, chess, and checkers, a 40′ x 40′ maze, a math magician, and food from local restaurants, just to name a few of the fun things to do during the day.

The day culminates with free cake for all from Ben and Jerry’s of Natick in celebration of RSM-MetroWest of Framingham’s 10th anniversary.

Russian Math Framingham

If you are not familiar with the Russian School of Mathematics (RSM), it is the winner of the Boston Parents Paper “Best of the Best” award two years in a row. RSM has been around since 1997 and is in six states. The Framingham-based RSM-MetroWest began in 2001 as RSM’s first affiliate in Massachusetts. In addition to mathematics, RSM-MetroWest offers classes in chess, robotics, and creative writing.

RSM-MetroWest uses the Russian School Mathematics curriculum, which aims to combine the best international and US practices. According to RSM-MetroWest, the benefits of early introduction of algebra, with its roots in theories of well-known Russian educator Lev Vygotsky, are becoming increasingly recognized in educational research in the United States.

The RSM curriculum is two hours a week starting at the age of 5. At the kindergarden level, the concept of algebra is introduced. For elementary school aged children, the focus is primarily on the cognitive development and mastery of key concepts.

By middle school, there is more emphasis on proficiency with mathematical concepts and tools, while continuing to incorporate logical problems and puzzles into the mainstream program. By the end of 7th to 8th grade, students can complete Algebra 1 and some Algebra 2, and often try early SAT tests as part of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth admissions process.

Older students continue to pre-calculus, calculus, AP preparation and SAT II preparation classes. RSM-Metrowest also offers SAT preparation classes for high school students who have not been previously exposed to our program.

For a list of the RSM-MetroWest classes, click here. For tuition costs visit their website
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