Resource: Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF)
Website: Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF)
Organization: Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science
Description: EMF is a self-contained, self-study program from the Institute for Mathematics & Computer Science (IMACS) that allows gifted and talented students to complete all of middle and high school mathematics except calculus before leaving middle school. The EMF curriculum exposes students to subject areas not found in the standard curriculum such as operational systems, set theory, number theory, abstract algebra, and probability and statistics. For university-level, online courses in computer science and mathematical logic, consider eIMACS.

Comments: Contributed by: Student on 8/4/2014
I love the EMF program and have completed 6 courses and am about to start the 7th course. I especially like the way the material is presented and the interactive nature of the courses. I have always found the EMF help forum and tech support to be very responsive and timely. I know for a fact that I will be completing all 15 courses when they are available.

Contributed by: Parent on 7/8/2014
My son has completed the first three EMF classes and is excited about continuing with them next school year. This is the first math program that I don't have to remind him to do, even though it is quite challenging and occasionally difficult for him. The desire to level-up his avatar, combined with the interesting problems, has kept him wanting to learn and working hard to learn very advanced concepts. We have seen his focus and academic maturity grow as he completes the classes.

Contributed by: Parent on 4/10/2014
The days of learning math by repetition are a thing of the past. EMF teaches children critical thinking, logical reasoning and analytical math at their own pace. Although the program is self study,it has one-on-one feeling of having an instructor and at a very fair price. My daughter is very advanced for her age, and she tells me she enjoys the challenging work of EMF and the abstract mathematical concepts EMF employs. As a parent I give EMF an A+.

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