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Mathpower[ed]

What is it?

The Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) is launching Mathpower[ed], a 4-week math acceleration course designed to help students get ahead. The concepts covered include fractions, rational numbers, order of operations, exponents, linear equations, and graphing. The program takes an integrated STEM approach, leveraging multiple disciplines to solve rigorous, real-world problems.

Mathpower[ed] utilizes the summer to strengthen students’ math foundation and expose them to rigorous algebra preparedness work. Students will begin the next school year with a critical advantage over their peers.

What are the details?

Mathpower[ed] students receive:

  • 75 hours of coursework delivered over 4 weeks
  • Challenging Common Core State Standards aligned instruction from a credentialed teacher and a college-level teaching assistant
  • Integration of fun, web-based practice tools & educational games
  • Active, hands-on learning
  • Introduction to college requirements
  • Inspiration to pursue STEM fields
  • Field trip to a local tech company

Mathpower[ed] leverages over 4 years of experience and insight gained from SVEF’s proven Elevate [Math] program, an intervention program that has helped push more than 3,000 underserved Basic and Below Basic students entering 8th grade into Algebra I.

Who should take it?

Students entering grades 5th - 7th looking to accelerate their math skills

Where and when is it offered?

Mathpower[ed] is available at the following locations:
Anderson Elementary School
4000 Rhoda Drive, San Jose, CA 95117
Dates: June 24th – July 19th (Monday – Friday)
8am – 12pm
Registration deadline: June 1
Late registration: June 8

How do I register?

Register here.

Program fee: $595 per student before registration deadline; $625 for late registration (refer to locations above for registration dates). Scholarships at 50% of the fee are available to students on Free and Reduced Lunch on a first come first served basis. For more information about scholarships and how to apply, please contact Katherine Hamby at Katherine@SVEFoundation.org or 408-790-9590..

For questions, call 408-790-9400 or email mathpowered@SVEF.com. Click here for a flyer in PDF or here for a flyer in spanish.

Elevate [Math]

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Elevate [Science] Fact Sheet

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Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors: Texas Instruments, SummerHill Homes, Westly Foundation, U.S. Bancorp, Medtronic, JDS Uniphase, Robert Half Foundation and Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation