Polo Ridge

Enrichment Clubs at Polo Ridge Elementary
Charlotte, NC 28277

Coding and Competition Math Virtual Clubs

Starting Jan 31, 2022

Thinking Feet's Coding & Technology program has a unique and proprietary curriculum, where your child will go well beyond just Coding and develop as a creative thinker and problem solver - nurturing their innate curiosity. You will watch your child transform from being a consumer of technology to a creator of fully functioning technology products.

In our time tested curriculum and engaging classrooms, students will be in a fascinating learning journey of computer programming, logical and algorithmic problem solving while building multiple games and applications.

About Thinking Feet virtual classes (a FREE session to experience).

The club is being offered fully Virtual, leveraging our 5+ years of experience offering virtual classes to students across the country.

We are proud to offer virtual classes that are full of energy, engagement and are collaborative with our experienced teachers drawing students into many brainstorming discussions. There is never a dull moment in Thinking Feet classes.

However, we understand that not all virtual class experience that your child may have had elsewhere may have met expectations.

This is why we will be offering the first session FREE (for a total of 9 classes in place of 8) so that  your child can assess for themselves. If you decide to cancel within 24 hours after the First Class, you will receive a full refund.

Coding Animations films in MIT-Scratch + Virtual Robotics.

Grades 1 - 2 

Using MIT's Scratch platform students will design and code fully functioning animations that they can share with family and friends.

Students will learn code fundamentals to create motion (with varying speed, direction, smoothness), size modifications, color changes, simple conditional statements, loops, sequential and parallel processing. They will learn through experimentation and improvise based on instantaneous results of their Code.

They will design and code short animation films that they can share with family and friends.

A great beginner friendly program to introduce your child to the hottest skill of the century, in a customized pacing for our youngest creators.

In Virtual Robotics, students will use an online platform to learn about various sensors, motors and coding them to solve many robotics challenges (all on a virtual platform).

Thursdays 6:30PM - 7:30PM

  • 9 Thursdays starting Feb 3rd.
  • Min: 3. Max: 6 (per group)

Price: $200 for 9 classes. Full refund available if canceled within 24 hours after the first class.

3D Game Design and Coding in Roblox

Design 3D models, city structures, mystical creatures, flying vehicles and more in the Roblox gaming environment.

Simple-Intermediate Coding in the programming language Lua to integrate with the designed game environment.  Students will design obstacle courses (Obbys), adventure games and will be able to publish and share with family and friends.  A great combination of design and coding for student to develop their creative problem solving

They will have a blast!!

Grades 3 - 5. Wednesdays 6:30PM - 7:30PM

  • 9 Wednesdays starting Feb 2nd.
  • Min: 3. Max: 10 (per group)

Price: $200 for 9 classes. Full refund available if canceled within 24 hours after the first class.

Competition Math

Credentials

2019-2020 school year (inaugural year)

  • #1 Team Score in Charlotte Middle School Tri-math-lon.
  • #1 Individual Score in Charlotte Middle School Tri-math-lon.
  • #4 in Charlotte regional MaPP contest
  • #1 in School Math Olympiad (Elementary)
  • Top 5, 10, 20 national ranks in Math Kangaroo

2020-2021 school year

  • Honor Rolls in AMC-8
  • Top 20 scores in Regional MathCounts.
  • #2 Team in Purple Comet at North Carolina State Level
  • #4 individual score (#2 among Middle School scores) in College of Charleston Math Meet
  • #17 Team in Johns Hopkins National Math Meet (out of ~120 teams nationwide)
  • Multiple Silvers in Alpha Math Contest
  • #3 in Univ of Waterloo (Canada) Math Contest
  • Top 5, 10, 20 national ranks in Math Kangaroo

The exciting world of Competition Mathematics can often be classified into theory building and/or problem solving. Of course all mathematicians solve problems, while only a few are great theory builders. Theory building involves developing repeatable solution strategies that can be applied in problem solving and the building of structures that enable us to see patterns out of what appears to be chaos.

The Competition Math classes take students in an exciting journey full of theory-building AND problem solving enrichment. It is designed to encourage children to embrace problem solving as an exciting and uplifting social activity.

Read more about our Competition Math program including sample problems HERE

Grades 4 - 5 (+ advanced 3rd graders). Mondays 5:15PM - 6:15PM

  • Starting Jan 31st. 2 classes Free, then $135/4 weeks.
  • First class will be an assessment.
  • Min: 3. Max: 10 (per group)

Register

First come first serve basis. In case the groups fill up to capacity, we will open a waiting list and will also try and open other slots.

In case we do not reach the minimum in any group, and club gets cancelled - a full refund will be offered.

Students need access to a computer (Windows, Mac for Roblox and in addition Chromebook will work for Scratch and Virtual Robotics) and an internet connection.

 



Thinking Feet’s main learning center is located in the Charlotte Ballantyne area in Mecklenburg county. We are just minutes away from nearby Matthews, Weddington, Marvin, Waxhaw, Pineville, Wesley Chapel, Piper Glen and Fort Mill, SC.​​