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Volume 1, Issue 1

January 23, 2018

Annandale School for Traditional Academics

The Annandale School for Traditional Academics is located at 5101‑I Backlick Rd., Annandale, VA 22003

Contact us by phone at (571) 549-1100 or email at info@annandaleacademics.com

Annandale School News

Contents

Welcome to the first newsletter of the Annandale School for Traditional Academics. This week we have announcements of our class schedule, and alerts about upcoming events where you can meet us. In future weeks we'll be adding articles about math, education, and other topics that we hope you will find interesting. Stay tuned!

Event Calendar

Meet Us at the FCAG Summer Fair

February 10, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

McLean High School Cafeteria

1633 Davidson Rd, McLean, VA 22101

The Annandale School will debut our 2018 summer programs at the Fairfax County Association for the Gifted Summer Camp and Enrichment Fair. Our students come to learn, and to have fun doing it.

We have sessions for grades 6-12, mostly in math, but also in game design, crafts and more!

  • Postulate to Proof I: A rigorous re-examination of arithmetic

  • Postulate to Proof II: A rigorous re-examination of algebra

  • Calculus Zero: An early introduction for middle and high schoolers interested in engineering, science and economics.

  • Game Engineering: Analyzing the characteristics of games for players and designers of tabletop and digital games

  • Art with Pen & Paper

  • Jewelry Making

  • More!

See Us at the 5th Annual Maker Faire NoVa

March 18, 2018 11:00am-5:00pm

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

The Annandale School loves the maker movement, and we will be at the 5th Annual Maker Faire NoVa on March 18 at George Mason University. Come see the amazing work of the dedicated, imaginative, and skilled makers in our community. And while you are there, drop by our booth, learn about our programs, and have some fun.

Upcoming Classes

Adult Math Class Starting February: The Bridge to Serious Math

Sundays, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

10 sessions over 13 weeks, starting February 11, 2018 (No classes 3/18, 4/1 or 4/8)

Cost: $400

To enroll, please contact us at (571) 549-1100 or info@annandaleschol.com

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Enrollment is limited. Call today.

If you are starting your professional career, or considering a change, you may have discovered that you need more math.

You may be worried that you won't be able to keep up in a college-level math class. There is a real difference between the way you have to think in a "serious" math class, and the way you may have been taught math in middle school and high school.

This course in proofs, deductive logic, and mathematical rigor is a low-pressure way to bridge the gap between high school math and college math.

Words like "proof" and "rigor" may frighten you, but trust us, our goal is to make math clearer and easier. If you don't know the logic of math, you are reduced to having to memorize a vast collection of apparently disconnected rules, recipes and algorithms. Once you understand the underlying logic and organization of the subject, however, you will find that a small amount of understanding replaces prodigious amounts of memorization.

Students should have taken (and passed) algebra--although it's OK if you are a little rusty. This will be a good preparatory course for adults thinking of taking a course in calculus, discrete mathematics, statistics, or who simply feel like their math is a bit shaky and could use some reinforcement.

Middle Schoolers: Join Our Weekly Pre-Algebra Class

Tuesday, 7:00pm-8:30pm

$30 per session. Space is limited.

Join us for our pre-algebra enrichment class and teacher-led group study every Tuesday evening.

Click to enroll via Eventbrite

This class is intended for middle school students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade who are not yet taking algebra. Middle school students in algebra should take our Thursday Algebra Workshop.

The math your child learns in middle school before algebra is the foundation for success in algebra. Algebra is a challenging subject, and the mathematical skills refined in pre-algebra are essential.

Your child's sixth and seventh grade math performance is doubly important because their school will make decisions about what doors will stay open for your child based on those math grades. STEM careers are essentially out of reach if a student has not completed algebra by the end of 8th grade. Entry into Thomas Jefferson is much harder if a student has not completed algebra by the end of 7th grade.

Each weekly workshop will offer the opportunity

  • to ask questions,

  • to review,

  • to learn problem-solving techniques,

  • to work with other pre-algebra students,

  • to practice in a low-pressure environment,

  • and to put pre-algebra into the context that students may not be getting in class.

Workshops will be led by one of our teachers, Dr. Rebecca Menes or Mr. Dan Menes.

Enrollment is limited to ten students maximum. The class is geared towards students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade, although younger students are welcome if they are taking pre-algebra. Homeschool students are also welcome.

Middle and High Schoolers: Join Our Weekly Algebra Class

Thursday, 7:00pm-8:30pm

$30 per session. Space is limited.

Click to enroll via Eventbrite

Join us for our algebra enrichment class and teacher-led group study every Thursday evening.

Why should your algebra student take this class? Algebra is the foundation to math success in high school, on standardized tests, and in college. Algebra is where students transition to a more abstract way of thinking about math. Kids who make this transition smoothly will do better in math and enjoy math more.

Each weekly workshop will offer the opportunity

  • to ask questions,

  • to review,

  • to learn problem-solving techniques,

  • to work with other algebra students,

  • to practice in a low-pressure environment,

  • and to put algebra into the context that students may not be getting in class.

Workshops will be led by one of our teachers, Dr. Rebecca Menes or Mr. Dan Menes.

Enrollment is limited to ten students maximum. The class is geared towards students in seventh through ninth grade, although younger students are welcome if they are taking algebra. Homeschool students are welcome.

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