Introduction

This camp is designed for students in rising math grades 4 and 5. In this camp, students will learn 8 basic problem solving strategies: 1) Look for Patterns, 2) Guess and Check, 3) Simplify the Problem, 4) Draw a Diagram, 5) Use Picture Model, 6) Work Backwards, 7) Make a List or Table, and 8) Compare Before and After. The focus is on critical thinking skills rather than computation skills. Students will also learn important mental math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.