Track S-1 Descriptions

Puzzles, Patterns, and Problem Solving

Great puzzle solvers enjoy twisting, bending, separating, and spinning a puzzle. They look at it backward, forward, upside down, and sideways. Often, the trickiest looking problems has a simple solution. Sometimes more than one. What kinds of internal patterns do these puzzles have? Once we figure out the pattern, we can devise them ourselves and recognize variants. The puzzles in this class are designed to sharpen the creativity and problem-solving skills, as well as the mathematics content skills, of all students.

Monday: Magic Squares
Tuesday: Sequences and Series
Wednesday: Cross-Number-Puzzles
Thursday: Logical Math
Friday: Network Puzzles

Introduction to ASL

This class will serve as a brief introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. Students will be exposed to the basics of American Sign Language; fingerspelling (ASL alphabet), numbers, basic vocabulary and grammar to communicate at a beginning level. This class includes an introduction to Deaf history and culture in America. To encourage continued education in ASL, the students will learn the importance of learning ASL and about Deaf culture, be exposed to current events, and learn about influential people in the Deaf community. This class will be 90% voice on (English) and 10% voice off (ASL), so the students can experience some immersion in the language! No previous experience or exposure to ASL is required.


One of the most popular computer games, Minecraft at its core is a sandbox game that provides an environment for its players to explore and create. This class will focus on the Education Edition of the game to introduce students to programming to control the in-game Agent so the agent can complete tasks for them, a tool that can be used to automate some of the game’s more repetitive tasks.