Students develop logical and mathematical thinking by playing games, completing puzzles, and analyzing strategies. Games and puzzles include checkers, chess, Go, Monopoly, Hoshiwokokeru, Math 24, Stratego, Resistance, Rubik’s cubes, and math enrichment games. Students of all math and academic levels are welcome to join.
This club introduces students to parliamentary debate. Debate topics are both challenging and directly relevant to students. The rule structure begins less rigid than standard parliamentary debate rules before the students move into formal debates. Group exercises develop public speaking, critical reasoning, argument construction, rebuttal, and evidence presentation skills. Students with any level of debate experience are welcome to join.
Turn the Minecraft computer game into an educational experience. Students will learn how to install, run and eventually create customized Minecraft mods. They will also set up and join a curated private server, customize graphics and gameplay, and develop their problem-solving and teamwork skills as they tackle a wide variety of challenges together with their classmates. Students of any Minecraft level can join and expect to be challenged and engaged.
This club focuses on LEGO's EV3 robotics platform. Students design, construct, and program their robots to perform in sensor-based challenges, as well as robotic competitions. Initial student projects include hill climbing, beacon retrieval, color sensor navigation, and robot combat. Advanced programming and more complex robotics tasks are available for students ready for additional challenges. Students with any level of robotics experience are welcome to join.
Students write and deliver short speeches and presentations on topics of their own choosing in a comfortable setting. Instructors provide detailed individual suggestions for improving both content and delivery. Students learn how to encourage each other and provide constructive feedback. Students with any level of public speaking experience are welcome to join.