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Parent Stories


“My child’s math teacher was amazing and a strong motivator
for our son. This is the first year he’s excited to
go back to school and show off all his new found knowledge”
-Anna Casgill, Parent, Summer Academy 2011


“I saw a huge difference in my oldest son’s study habits since he attended the Academy.”
-Kurtis Milton, Parent, Summer Academy 2012


“I was very impressed with your effort to provide a
positive example to children who participate in your
program. Dr. Livingston, thank you, as a parent who
worries about my children’s education all the time.
I was looking for an opportunity for [my daughter]
to understand that math can be fun, but also that
she will be able to enjoy learning. She is
having a great time [at Summer Academy], and she brings
home a positive report about the staff and her
classmates and how she enjoys learning in your program.”
-Wanda Carrasquillo, Parent, Summer Academy 2013

Puzzle of the Week

I am thinking of one of these five cards:

Which one am I thinking of? Here are some clues:

Click here for the answer »

Here is how to follow the clues:

  1. The value of my card is a prime number, so it could have been 7 of clubs, 7 of diamonds, or 2 of hearts.
  2. The values of my two neighbours add up to a multiple of 3, so it could have been 7 of diamonds or 2 of hearts.
  3. My card is next to a card which is next to the 2 of hearts, so it could only be the 2 of hearts.

Puzzle credit: Mathsisfun.com

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