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||eIMACS - e-Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science
||Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science
||eIMACS, the distance learning division of the Institute for Mathematics & Computer Science (IMACS), is dedicated to delivering the highest quality interactive math and computer science classes for gifted and talented secondary school students. University-level, online courses include Advanced Mathematical Logic, University Computer Science, AP Computer Science, and Test Prep for the AP Computer Science and AP Calculus exams. eIMACS is based in Plantation, Florida, and serves students from across the US and around the world, including homeschoolers, students without access to AP Computer Science, and students who want to study advanced math and computer science at their own pace. For high school level courses for talented middle school-aged children, consider Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF).
||Contributed by: Parent on 9/21/2014
My daughter has just completed the university level computer science (CS) courses offered by IMACS and received A+ grades. My decision to ask her take the first CS course has turned out to be pivotal as she has fallen in love with computing and algorithms and has decided to be a CS major in college. As a parent and computer scientist, I can attest to both the breadth and depth of the problems in IMACS courses. These courses will be loved by students who are self-directed learners and creative problem solvers who love new challenges every day and are able to work with minimal supervision. Parents can track progress. The instructors are very timely in offering help and in a manner that forces students to think critically in approaching the problems so as to improve their problem solving abilities.
Contributed by: Student on 8/21/2014
I took this course because I heard that Computer Science is the future, and that programming is the most important skill I could acquire. However, I always thought that it was not my type of thing and that it would be too difficult for me. Eimacs gave me an amazing experience where I not only learned an extraordinary amount, but i grew to really enjoy it also. At any point when I was stuck on a question, (it could be 11 o'clock at night on a Tuesday) I would send the teacher a message and he would give me a detailed response usually within 10 minutes. I cannot say enough about this program and highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning computer science.
Contributed by: Parent on 8/21/2014
My son took IMACS University Computer Science I as his first computer course in high school. He is now majoring in computer engineering and enjoying internship as a software developer. My son appreciated learning a radically different language like Scheme early on. He said:
"Different languages have different paradigms. It was nice to understand that not all languages approach problems in fundamentally the same way."
His approach to learning Chinese from me reflected just that. He is not satisfied with just memorization, but continuously probes about its underlying structure and usage in ways that never occurred to me which makes learning a great discovery process. He appreciated the course for its good scope, good pace, and good introduction to computer science. Thank you Mr Terry Kaufman for providing a great balance of support and challenge. My son enjoyed the course because the learning process was much like puzzle solving. If I could go back in time, I would have enrolled him in additional IMACS courses earlier on.
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