Summer Camps 2021

When it comes to making your child’s summer count this year, a Spirit of Math Summer Camp is a fantastic way to keep them engaged in learning and help prepare them for the upcoming school year!

Spirit of Math’s in-person and online summer camps offer an intensive, yet exciting, and fun-filled courses of math enrichment based on our unique curriculum for students entering grades 2 to 9.

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Our carefully tailored in-person and online camps offer a wide range of topics for students, including problem solving, shape counting, numeracy, golden ratio, financial literacy and more!

We invite you to view our camp offerings and choose a camp that fits your child’s needs.  If you have questions or need assistance with summer camp registration, please feel free to reach us at 416-223-1985 (ext.0) or send an email to us.

For further information about our camps, please read our responses to the most Frequently Asked Questions.

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Summer Camp Offerings

Basic Skills & Problem Solving I

This program is primarily intended for students entering grades 2 and 3 who want a “refresher” before school starts. It is also ideal for new students who would like to experience the Spirit of Math classroom, or establish some skills before starting the school-year evening classes. Content includes addition and multiplication drills, number theory topics such as regrouping and mental math, and problem solving topics such as consecutive number problems, counting shapes, date problems, cuts and pieces, and integers.

Graphing & Discovering Patterns

How can you explain an exact location in space? Students will learn how the Cartesian axes are used to describe a location in space, then plot points and make drawings in all four quadrants. This program also introduces students to the Tower of Hanoi, patterns in circle chords, and finally the Fibonacci sequence. Drills and several mPODs® (Math Problem of the Day) will be done each day. This program is for students entering grade 2 or 3 in the coming school year.

Basic Skills & Problem Solving II

This program is primarily intended for students entering grade 4, 5 or 6 who want a “refresher” before school starts. It is also ideal for new students who would like to experience the Spirit of Math classroom or establish some skills before starting the school-year evening classes. Content includes integer addition and multiplication drills, number theory topics such as relocation, integers, primes, divisibility rules, lowest common multiples, and a large variety of problem-solving topics, including Venn diagrams and date problems.

Golden Ratio and Contest Prep

The Golden Ratio was so pleasing to the eye that at one time in history it even became a “decree absolute” for the rules governing the shape and disposition of drawing and paintings, and architecture. Students taking this program will be “discovering” the golden ratio and looking at its implications in nature. Students will also be preparing for the up-coming Mathematica competitions. Drills and several mPODs® (Math Problem of the Day) will also be completed each day. This program is for students entering grades 4, 5 or 6 in the coming school year.

Refresher Course

The Spirit of Math grade 5 program is a foundational year when students consolidate their numeracy skills and their understanding of numbers, consequently all the Spirit of Math courses link to this grade. This 1-week program is a very fast overview of the grade 5 program. It is designed for students who have finished the Spirit of Math grade 5 course (who would like to consolidate their understanding), and new students who are entering grades 6, 7 or 8.

Morning topics covered:

  • Relocation Property
  • Signed Numbers
  • Order of Operations
  • Factors, Multiples and Primes
  • Number Sets

Afternoon topics covered:

Spirit of Math 10-minute drills and problem solving.

Probability

This program, designed for students entering grades 7, 8 and 9, is for the serious student who wants a greater understanding of probability. This course starts with the basics and quickly progresses to high-level probability concepts, including permutations and combinations. This content is not taught during the regular Spirit of Math school year program due to limited time, but is a core topic that students should know. This course also includes daily multiplication drills and competition problem sets.

Transformations

A thorough investigation of transformations is covered in this course. Translations, reflections, rotations, and dilations will be explored, as well as the combination of the transformations. The program concludes with a competitive rally for students to enjoy. This course is unique to Spirit of Math, having been developed apart from other textbooks. In the past, this course was taught in the evening classes, but has been taken out of the school year program to allow for the addition of new topics in the senior grades.

Summer Camp FAQ's

Our summer programs cover meaningful math concepts and skills, from problem solving to graphing and pattern discovery. This is math enrichment – designed for students who enjoy learning topics outside of the typical school math curriculum with a group of engaged peers. You’ll find a description of each program offered in the section above. 

On average all our online and in-person camps are for $275 / week per child. Our camp offering called Refresher for grade 5 is offered at $425/ week per child as it is a 5.5 hour camp.  

Please contact your campus or email us your request for a refund before August 6th, 2021. Refund requests received after this point may not be obliged.

In case in-person classes are not allowed by your province in August due to the pandemic. Please contact your campus or email us your request to either switch over to our online virtual camp or alternatively, you can request for a full refund.

All our in-person camps, (except for grade 5 refresher) are week-long (Monday -Friday) and run for a duration of 3 hours each day.  The grade 5 refresher camp runs for 5.5 hours each day for a week.

Our online camps, (except for grade 5 refresher), are 2 weeks-long (Monday -Friday) and run for a duration of 1.5 hours each day.  The online grade 5 Refresher camp is 2.75 hours each day for two weeks.

 

Spirit of Math’s in-person and online summer camps are based on our unique curriculum for students entering grades 2 to 9. There is no difference in the curriculum or our approach to teaching mathematic topics.

The main difference between online and in-person is that our online camp duration is 1.5 hours shorter than the in-person camps and is stretched for 2 weeks. This consideration was taken keeping in mind limiting screen time for younger kids.

 

 

Spirit of Math’s online summer camps are open to all students around the globe as we have designed the camp schedule keeping various time zones in consideration.

Our online campers should have at least a 1.5 Mbps Internet speed as a minimum requirement. To determine your Internet speed you can use a variety of Internet speed tests such as http://www.speedtest.net ; click on the Begin Test Button.

Once you have completed the registration and payment process for an online camp.  A Microsoft Team’s link, in addition to instructions on how to join the online camp will be shared with you a few days prior to when the camp starts.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach us at 416-223-1985 (ext.0) or send an email. 

 

No, we’ve designed our summer programs to work well with both our current students and those not enrolled in Spirit of Math. In fact, it’s a great way to give your student some exposure to our approach to mathematics.

If you have questions or need assistance with summer camp registration, please feel free to reach us at 416-223-1985 (ext.0) or send an email to us.

Check the campus-specific information, but most offer programs for participants in grades 2-3 and 4-6. Some locations also have programs for grades 7-9.

Fully qualified Spirit of Math teachers (each of whom has a university degree and has completed a 100-hour training program with us) run our online and in-person summer camp programs. These are the same teachers who lead our school year programs.

No! We welcome everyone the opportunity to register in a camp of your choice. You will find a range of math loving, bright and gifted children in our programs. This can be a great way to help your child find peers with similar interests and to make new friends.

For our in-person camps, we ask all parents to send only nut-free snacks and (for full day programs) lunches.

Yes! We do give homework to students to keep their brain stimulated during the camp week. The homework is not very substantial.