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We've rounded up a bunch of STEM (nay, STEAM!) programs for kids in the NYC area, including classes and camps with a science and math bent, fun family outings that immerse kids in STEM concepts, and some expert advice for parents thrown in for good measure.
Little Vets, an after-school program for kids in White Plains who are interested in caring for animals, recently began offering classes. The children's veterinary program introduces kids to veterinary science.
Mathnasium, a math-only learning center, recently launched its new program First Steps, which is aimed to teach preschoolers the basics of math and make them comfortable with math before they start school. The math-only learning center in Queens aims to make math make sense to all children.
CompuChild, a STEM education facility in Fairfield County, offers STEM classes for kids in Westport. Kids can learn to build robots and other machines.
Mathnasium, a math-only learning center, recently began offering Friday hours, as well as summer hours through August. The math tutors in Queens utilizes the Mathnasium Method to help students catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math.
Mathnasium, a math-only learning center, recently opened in Park Slope. The math tutors in Brooklyn utilize the Mathnasium Method to help student catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math.
Mathnasium, an international chain of year-round math learning centers, recently opened a location in Astoria. The center creates individualized learning plans for students to build a strong foundation in math, and aims to “make math make sense.” Tutors utilize the Mathnasium Method to teach children with various tactics.
Brooklyn Engineering for Kids recently began offering its STEM classes for kids in Brooklyn. The engineering classes for kids use Legos and other materials to help kids problem-solve.
Mathnasium, a national math-only learning center, recently opened in Bay Ridge. The math learning center aims to make math fun for children.
UPDATED JULY 2014: A guide to private tutors, academic enrichment centers, and language programs in Queens, New York, including Astoria, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Far Rockaway, Flushing, and Elmhurst, to help your students do better in school with extra homework help and after-school programs.
Math-only learning center Mathnasium of Scarsdale is set to open in April. The center offers math tutoring, homework help, and test prep including SAT test prep for high school students. Workbooks and tutoring sessions are tailored to each individual student.
Huntington Learning Center is joining schools, colleges, universities, student groups, and other associations and interest groups to celebrate Mathematics Awareness Month this April.
Mathnasium, a math-tutoring center for Long Island children will open a new location on the South Shore of Long Island, serving children in Merrick, Bellmore, and Massapequa. Mathnasium offers tutoring services for children in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Launch Math and Science Center is offering new camps and workshops in the fall for children who are interested in math and science. Some of the new workshops include discovering the mathematical principles needed to build structures capable of withstanding nature and video game programming.
Mathnasium of Brooklyn Heights-Boerum Hill now offers a First Steps program for preschoolers and kindergartners. This program emphasizes learning the language of math through shapes, patterns, and group work.
On Jan. 16 2012, New Hyde Park welcomed Mathnasium: the Center for Math with a grand opening complete with the A+ mascot. Run by former accountant Peter Abrams, Mathnasium moves away from traditional approaches of memorization and repetition toward methods that get students to think like mathematicians.
RoboMindTech, a math, science, and engineering program for kids, opened a new learning center in Fresh Meadows, Queens, offering after-school classes and summer camps.
Tame the jitters you feel when your child asks for help with the math homework that looks oh-so-different than you remember. Rob Eastaway and Mike Askew decode the "new math" in their new book "Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parent." Read their tips to help you help your child.
Teaching kids to use math in their everyday lives.
It is critical to create a mathematical “environment” for your children, especially during the formative years between pre-K and fifth grade.
11 of the 20 finalists were girls, with girls outnumbering boys for the first time as finalists. Coincidentally, K’Nex, the toy construction system, announced the winners of its building competition. All 10 finalists were boys. Despite the heartening Siemens Competition result, I don’t know why it’s so difficult to interest girls in math and science.