Rea Farms STEAM Academy

Rea Farms Steam Academy
11532 Golf Links Dr, Charlotte, NC 28277

Coding, English, and Competition Math Virtual Clubs

Registrations open

Classes Starting Sep 19, 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.

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 a full refund if cancelled within 48 hours of the first class so that  your child can assess for themselves. If you decide to cancel within 48 hours after the First Class, you will receive a full refund.

Coding Games and Animations in MIT-Scratch

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 games and short animations 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.

ATTN For students in Grades 1 - 2: A parent is required to be with the student for the first 4 weeks of class to help them learn how to navigate with a mouse, use the keyboard etc.

Grades 1 - 2: Thursdays 6:40PM - 7:40PM

  • 8 Thursdays starting Sep 29.
  • Min: 3. Max: 7 (per group)

Grades 3 - 5: Mondays 6:40PM - 7:40PM

  • 8 Mondays starting Sep 26.
  • Min: 3. Max: 7 (per group)

Price: $220 for 8 classes. Full refund available if canceled within 48 hours after the first class.

Game and Application Coding in JavaScript

In a comfortable pace, students learn one of the most robust platforms used to design multiple interactive web based applications.

Starting with the basics, the course will build a solid understanding of JavaScript as students start with mini projects and eventually build fully functional web based games and applications.

Students learn about coding animations, simple and nested loops, simple and nested functions and much more.

Grades 6 - 8. Wednesdays 6:40PM - 7:40PM

  • 8 Wednesdays starting Sep 28.
  • Min: 3. Max: 10 (per group)

Price: $270 for 8 classes. Full refund available if canceled within 48 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

2021-2022 school year

  • #2 Team Score in Charlotte Middle School Tri-math-lon.
  • #3, 5, 7 Individual Score in Charlotte Middle School Tri-math-lon.
  • #2, #5 in regional MathCounts
  • #6 in State Mathcounts
  • Honor Rolls in AMC 10 + AIME Qualification
  • Distinguished Honor Roll, Achievement Roll in AMC 8
  • #4 Team in College Of Charleston Math Meet
  • #2 Team in Purple Comet - NC

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

Starting week of Sep 19th

Level 1 (Grades 3 - 5): Math Olympiad (MOEMS), Math Kangaroo, Early MathCounts.

  • Advanced 3rd, 4th/5th graders who are new to competition math or exploring interest.
  • 60 minutes per week.
  • Friday 5:30PM - 6:30PM.

Level 2 (Grades 4 - 7): MathCounts, AMC 8.

  • All middle schoolers.
  • For 4th/5th graders:
    • in the top 10 national rank of Math Kangaroo.
    • OR have had experience in taking mock MathCounts and consistently scoring 20 or higher in Chapter tests.
    • OR have taken AMC 8 and have scored 12 or higher.
  • Saturdays 10AM - 11AM

Level 3 (Grades 5 - 8): MathCounts State, AMC 10.

  • All middle schoolers.
  • 5th / 6th graders:
    • in the top 10 national rank of Math Kangaroo.
    • OR have had experience in taking mock MathCounts and consistently scoring 25 or higher in Chapter tests.
    • OR have taken AMC 8 and have scored 15 or higher.
  • 2 hours per week. Mondays. 5:30PM - 7:30PM.

ELA: Creative Writing

Creative writing is one of the most important skills with benefits in all walks of life. And we feel this is a skill that has seen the most dearth of attention in the school systems.

Our program will coach your child on structuring their thoughts into carefully planned narratives, using superior language styles that make the simplest of scenes come alive.

There are plenty of neuroscience research suggesting that when students engage in creative writing, it activates the same cognitive abilities tied to invention and problem solving. It also increases their patience and persistence in driving towards long term goals vs driving towards immediate gratification.

These competencies will be strong differentiators in a fast changing world where your kids will have to be problem solvers in scenarios where the problem itself may not be clearly defined. Our program is designed to build their ongoing confidence and develop them into superior thinkers and problem solvers

Grades 3- 5: Tuesdays 6:40PM - 7:40PM

  • 8 Tuesdays starting Sep 27.
  • Min: 3. Max: 7 (per group)

Grades 6 - 8: Wednesdays 6:40PM - 7:40PM

  • 8 Wednesdays starting Sep 28.
  • Min: 3. Max: 7 (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. Chromebooks 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.​​