Math Classes

From first learning numbers to Pre-Algebra, First Focus empowers kids with the confidence to enjoy math.

K - 6th Grade Math Class at Yew Chen International School

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This 8 week after-school class is designed to build a strong foundation in math which will lead to higher comprehension as more difficult concepts are introduced. The class is designed to let students progress at their own pace using personalized adaptive learning on a tablet. Students begin with an assessment which generates a proficiency matrix of their strong and weak points and then worksheets are given to address any gaps before moving forward into new material. A teacher will address questions and monitor progress, ensuring that each student is working at the appropriate level.

Students who bring their own tablet can work from home during the week. If students do not have a tablet, one will be provided for them.

This class uses the Tabtor math app (www.tabtor.com) which bases its curriculum on the Common Core Standards. Each student progresses at their own pace and reports are automatically generated to show the number of correct answers and time spent on each question. The teacher uses this information to determine where a student is struggling so that lessons can be targeted directly at learning gaps. Parents may install the extension on their mobile device to receive updates on their student's progress in real time.

This class is an ongoing weekly class on Thursdays, conducted in 8 week sessions. Kindergarten classes will be from 3:30 to 4:30pm and 1st grade and above will be from 3:30 to 5:00pm.
Program fees for 8 weekly class sessions:

Kindergarten: 1 hour class (3:30-4:30pm) tuition is $341 ($296 plus $45 for the Tabtor math app) including the skills assessment.

1st - 6th grade: 1.5 hour class (3:30-5:00pm) tuition is $485 ($440 plus $45 for the Tabtor math app) including the skills assessment.

The tuition includes the extended parent app that may be installed on a mobile device to receive updates.

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd Grade - Addition and Subtraction Class

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This class explores the concepts used to visualize addition and subtraction. Students who have a successful introduction to basic math concepts are able to establish a foundation in math.

This math class will establish the conceptual understanding of Addition and Subtraction for elementary school students. Our teaching process is designed to inspire confidence and self sufficiency in beginners. Workbook I uses a series of addition exercises for students to build automaticity. Workbook II builds skills relating to addition/subtraction of multiple digit numbers with regrouping, incrementally increasing in difficulty. We also incorporate essential concepts such as telling time, calculating elapsed time, word problems and counting money.
This class is taught in 8 weekly classes of two hours per class. The class is taught three times a year and taught in the academic summer camps.
The cost of the class is $590 for eight classes of two hours per class plus $42.41 for the course book (includes sales tax).

2nd, 3rd Grade - Multiplication Class

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Sometimes children are intimidated by multiplication and not sure where to start. We use an innovative, low-stress technique to help your child develop a comfortable foundation in multiplication. Our technique is fun, we set goals to achieve before moving forward to the next stage. Lesson reviews incorporate a math game. Students typically enjoy the competitive environment and have fun in the mean time.

We introduce a Multiplication Workbook which includes a series of exercises for mastering multiplication. We teach the relationship between multiplication and division and review the approach for both multiplication and division problems. Based on the child’s progress, we introduce students to additional skills including Word Problems.
This class is taught in 8 weekly classes of two hours per class. The class is taught three times a year and taught in the academic summer camps.
The cost of the class is $590 for eight classes of two hours per class plus $42.41 for the course book (includes sales tax).

3rd, 4th, 5th Grade - Division and Fraction Class

Divisons and Fractions

Learning Division and its natural extension to Fractions represents a significant step in concept and practice. While multiplication tables can be learned through practice, fractions represent a completely new paradigm in the number of rules and in the complexity of the calculations.

We use a combination of group and individual explanations to help your child develop a comfortable foundation in division and fractions. Our approach is to use an assessment to find the student's natural problem solving style, and to provide techniques attuned to each student's inherent style. We also utilize iPad tablets for practice and exercises using the Tabtor math curriculum.
This class is taught in 8 weekly classes of two hours per class. The class is taught three times a year and taught in the academic summer camps.
The cost of the class is $590 for eight classes of two hours per class plus $42.41 for the course book (includes sales tax).

5th, 6th - Pre-Algebra Class

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Algebra represents a new conceptual level of math, a significant step up from findng the answer by executing a set of mathmatical expressions such as 5 x 14 or 148 ÷ 9. We review the conceptual approach to solving a prolem with an unknown number, such as 5x = 65.

Students will learn how to read and comprehend a problem, how to classify the type of problem and what tools they need to solve that problem. They will develop a comfortable foundation in using algebra to express a mathmatical relationship. Part of the class will use iPad tablets for practice and exercises using the Tabtor math curriculum.
This class is taught in 8 weekly classes of two hours per class. The class is taught three times a year and taught in the academic summer camps.
The cost of the class is $590 for eight classes of two hours per class plus $42.41 for the course book (includes sales tax).

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