This year, 3rd through 6th graders will attend the Summer Algebra Institute for Kids (SAI) math camp at Minnesota State University Moorhead. SAI is an enrichment program that uses algebra to unify and connect mathematics for children. SAI shows young students how algebra illustrates several “grand ideas” that unify and connect math across grades and across topics.
Algebra is the gateway to every other higher math class. SAI has shown for almost 20 years that kids as young as 3rd grade can learn substantive algebra. The classes are taught by area elementary education teachers.
Students entering 5th or 6th grade will meet 9 a.m. to noon, and students entering 3rd or 4th grade will meet 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The program runs July 23-27 and will take place in MSUM’s Hagen Hall.
SAI is part of Algebra for Kids LLC, whose goal is to provide quality mathematical materials for parents, teachers and students, including games, written materials, training and enrichment.
For more details on this program, visit the Algebra for Kids, LLC site.