Boundless Classes

Analysis Through Statistics

This class introduces students to the reality of how numbers are used to explain and influence our behavior.   In our modern world we are inundated by numbers that purport to show that just about anything under the sun can be proven true. Professional researchers studying the same phenomenon are able to reach contrary conclusions because of the means used to collect and interpret information. Students in Analysis Through Statistics will learn to look at data from the inside, discovering how data can be collected and manipulated.  This is a multi-quarter class recommended for students with a background in mathematics enrichment or 6th grade + students new to Boundless. $600 per 8-week quarter. Offered both in person and online. Please call us with any questions.

Analytical Problem Solving

Analytics, like metrics, has become a 21st century buzzword that touches upon all fields of mathematics.   So what is Analytics in the Boundless Education context?   In a phrase, it is data analysis.  The content is structured along these main topics: balance, patterns and sequences, direct data analysis, geometric modeling, geometry proper, and cryptography. This is a year-long class designed for older students (8th and 9th grade) and those who have completed mathematics enrichment and /or statistics (7th grade). $600 per 8-week quarter. Offered both in person and online.

Young Writer Workshop: Create and Tell a Better Story

offered in the Fall, 2021. Comstock Community Center, Wilton CT. 4th and 5th graders. Tuesdays 2:20-3:20.

In class we focus on captioning art and photos, with the students trying their hand at some captions which we share as a group and critique. The goal is to become adept at distilling the essence of the picture into a single sentence. Each week we work to develop detail and richness with an eye to seeing different details and descriptions. We bridge into creating a story line and creating investment into the life of the subject. Finally, we discuss conflict and resolution within a story. Each student will select a subject upon which to create a final story.

Young Writer Workshop: Writing Forms

Offered in the Spring, 2022.

This more advanced class should be completed after the introductory courses. It will delve into the myriad different forms that writing can take, from poetry to chronology to dialogue. Each week the class will discuss and try their hands at a different form of writing and students will be introduced to, and encouraged to work with, various literary devices including metaphors, alliteration, rhyme schemes, and misdirection to name a few. Students will produce original work and there will be a strong emphasis on having fun with the written word. The goal of this class is to enrich each student’s proficiency by giving them experience with many different kinds of writing, thus expanding the tools in each budding writer’s arsenal.

Writing Forms

This more advanced class should be completed after the introductory courses. It will delve into the myriad different forms that writing can take, from poetry to chronology to dialogue. Each week the class will discuss and try their hands at a different form of writing and students will be introduced to, and encouraged to work with, various literary devices including metaphors, alliteration, rhyme schemes, and misdirection to name a few. Students will produce original work and there will be a strong emphasis on having fun with the written word. The goal of this class is to enrich each student’s proficiency by giving them experience with many different kinds of writing, thus expanding the tools in each budding writer’s arsenal.