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||Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) - (Plantation, FL)
||IMACS is designed to give children a competitive edge by teaching them how to think critically using logic and reasoning. Headquartered in Plantation, Florida, IMACS offers after-school and weekend classes for gifted and talented 1st-12th grade students in math enrichment, computer programming and virtual robotics, electronics, university-level mathematics, and university-level computer science. Classes are held at various locations throughout South Florida and at affiliate locations in Connecticut, Missouri, and North Carolina. Some IMACS locations also offer a fun-filled Hi-Tech Summer Camp. Secondary school students not able to attend a local teaching center may take foundational courses through Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF) or university-level courses through eIMACS, both of which are online.
||Contributed by: Parent on 5/16/2016
My son looks forward to his IMACS classes every week. A couple of months ago he scored very high on his math test. His teachers and I were puzzled because he had been struggling with the material. When we asked him how he was able to get a perfect score his response was, and I quote him, "I did it with the logic from IMACS." Something must have clicked in his head because his math grades have improved since then. I see how much IMACS has helped my son and for this I will be forever thankful.
Contributed by: Parent on 5/12/2016
My experience with IMACS is what ultimately pushed me to homeschool my daughter. I'll never forget how her eyes lit up during the first class. Finally, we found a super fun program that stimulated her intellect. Watching my daughter grow in the last 3 years at IMACS has been an amazing experience. At only 8 years old, she can configure, calculate, and manipulate numbers in amazing ways. The math, logic, games, and puzzles are the perfect mix to maintain a child's interest while teaching advanced concepts. I would recommend IMACS to anyone looking for academic enrichment classes. Thank you so much for creating this program!
Contributed by: Parent on 2/19/2016
"My child has been attending IMACS since he was five years old. We cannot tell you how many times teachers, friends, and family ask about his knowledge of mathematics. We (including our son) always gives the recognition to IMACS. The teachers are phenomenal and work with each child to maximize their potential. We are so grateful for this type of learning to be available in our area."
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