Academic

Academic Camps

Geometry

Ages:
Open to Laurel students who have completed Algebra I
Dates:
June 17 - July 26
*no class July 4
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm (Monday - Thursday)
Format:
One six-week session, half day; for credit
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$1650/session

This course emphasizes traditional geometry topics such as lines, angles, polygons and circles. Students explore concepts directly through their own inquiry-based exploration, make and test conjectures about what they observe and apply these conjectures to solve problems. In addition to the discovery of geometric relationships, students’ investigations also develop cooperative learning and problem-solving skills.

Students will be asked to complete a significant amount of independent study outside of the class sessions in order to use class time for exploration. A typical class session may include group explorations, presentations of new material, individual and small-group practice and/or assessments. A passing grade on a final, end of course exam is required to earn high school credit. Students completing this course are prepared for Algebra II.

Math Boot Camp: Algebra I

Ages:
Open to new and returning Laurel students entering Algebra I
Dates:
July 29 - August 2
*no class July 4
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session; half day
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$225/session

Algebra I is an intensive program designed to help new and returning Laurel students achieve success in their 2019-2020 Algebra I course. New students will find themselves better prepared for the rigor and skill level of mathematics at Laurel after attending this boot camp. Returning students may use this opportunity to sharpen previously acquired skills and better prepare for Algebra I. All participants will identify and review math topics, and practice skills essential to their success in the 2019-2020 school year. Topics covered include properties and operations with real numbers, simplifying and evaluating expressions, creating and interpreting functions, equalities, and inequalities and basic graphing.

At the conclusion of this session, students will be better prepared for a successful year in math class at Laurel. A typical class session includes group explorations, presentations of new material, individual and small-group practice and/or assessments. Math Boot Camp: Algebra I will meet for three hours each day for one week. The class is limited to ten students in order to provide individualized instruction. A new topic with corresponding examples and problems will be reviewed daily. Instruction will occur in both small group settings and individually, uncovering any misunderstandings and increasing mathematical fluency. Students will be expected to complete some independent practice outside of class.

Math Boot Camp: Algebra II

Ages:
Open to new and returning Laurel students entering Algebra II or Geometry
Dates:
July 29 - August 2
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Format:
One week-long session; half day
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$225/session

Algebra II is an intensive program designed to help new and returning Laurel students achieve success in their 2019-2020 Algebra II course. New students will find themselves better prepared for the rigor and skill level of mathematics at Laurel after attending this boot camp. Returning students may use this opportunity to sharpen previously acquired skills and better prepare for their Algebra II course. All participants will identify and review math topics, and practice skills essential to their success in the 2019-2020 school year. Topics covered include linear and quadratic functions, creating and interpreting graphs of functions and data, and mathematical modeling of real-world problems. Particular attention will be given to rectifying common algebra mistakes.

At the conclusion of this session, students will be better prepared for a successful year in math class at Laurel. A typical class session includes group explorations, presentations of new material, individual and small-group practice and/or assessments. Math Boot Camp: Algebra II will meet for three hours each day for one week. The class is limited to ten students in order to provide individualized instruction. A new topic with corresponding examples and problems will be reviewed daily. Instruction will occur in both small group settings and individually, uncovering any misunderstandings and increasing mathematical fluency. Students will be expected to complete some independent practice outside of class.