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``````               MATH PREPARATION – GRADE 3 ★
(2 hours)
Entering Grade 3 – This course is designed to teach
the main elements of third-grade math with a focus
on operations and algebraic thinking, place value, fractions, measurement and data as well as geometry. The instructor will address multiplication and division facts, patterns and properties, area and perimeter, sorting triangles and quadrilaterals, adding and subtracting decimals, money, and solving word problems. Students will have the opportunity to develop an advanced repertoire of skills and strategies in an environment
that encourages critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. The concepts taught in this class will assist students in acquiring the mathematical foundation needed for the next grade level.
MATH PREPARATION – GRADE 4 ★
Entering Grade 4 – This class will introduce students
to themes and concepts of algebra, geometry and statistics. Students will use hands-on applications
and problem-solving exercises designed to promote conceptual understanding and enhance logical thinking skills. Additional topics include place value, rounding, estimating, identifying prime and composite numbers as well as prime factoring. Through complex problem- solving, students will practice fundamentals of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
MATH PREPARATION – GRADE 5 ★
Entering Grade 5 – This class will help students increase their fluency with fractions, including addition and subtraction of fractions and multiplication and division of unit fractions with whole numbers. The instructor
will also cover division extended to two-digit divisors, decimal fractions integrated in the place value system and operations with decimals to the hundredth place. Students will learn problem-solving strategies and deepen their understanding of area and volume.
★ Meets Common Core standards
SCIENCE
SCIENCE FOR BETTER BRAINS
Entering Grades 3-5 – Boost your brainpower with hands-on learning about physical, earth and life science. This class will experiment with water densities, work with static electricity, build a working motor, explore space missions of the past and present, learn about bioluminescence and much more.
SPEECH and DEBATE
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Entering Grades 3-5 – Students will learn to strengthen their oral communication, project self-confidence and engage their audience. This class will examine word choice, projection, enunciation, eye contact and body language. Students will practice the necessary skills
and learn valuable techniques to effectively capture and hold audience attention. As audience members, students will also learn active listening techniques, and how to evaluate and provide appropriate feedback to their peers.
SPORTS and GAMES
Register at deanza.edu/academy 408.864.8817 • communityeducation@deanza.edu
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June 15-July 10
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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