Break the Code Camp for Ages 8-10

Break the Code for 8-10
Break the Code for 8-10

Break The Code! Ages 8-10

Archeologists suspect a code is buried within hieroglyphics extracted from a pyramid in Egypt, but cannot make sense of it. Your team has been brought in to decipher it. Can you break the code?

Work with your fellow archeologists to crack the code by solving logic problems and discovering the meaning of the mysterious hieroglyphics. We’ll explore how math is essentially the same as creating and cracking codes. If you can crack the code, where does it lead next? Can you generate your own code to communicate with them?

Offered Monday through Thursday

June 15-18 | done
July 22-25 | done
July 6-9 | 8:00-9:30 mtn
July 13-16 | 1:30-3:00 mtn
July 20-23 | 12:30-2:00 mtn
August 3-6 | 8:00-9:30 mtn


$119 per person

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We must do more than teach math

We must do more than teach math
We must do more than teach math
Krista Marks

Krista Marks

CEO, Woot Math and Woot Tutor

We must do more than teach math

It no longer feels okay to be silent. As I watch the events in Minneapolis, Louisville and Brunswick unfold, I am filled with sadness, anger, and an urgency to do more.

Dr. Robert Berry, someone I have long admired, a beloved education professor, a past president of NCTM, a Black man, recently posted: 

"To my mathematics educators, We Teach More Than Mathematics. We must engage in anti-racist and trauma-informed education in our daily practices...BTW, I’m not OK."

At Woot Math, our work is focused on helping teachers ensure that all students have the math foundation they need to succeed. But Dr. Berry is right. We must do more than teach math. We must work to ensure that Black students have access not only to a safe and welcoming place to learn but also a safe and welcoming place to live.

The truth is they don’t. In our country, they never have. While we have repeatedly been shaken by the brutality captured on video, the reality is that for the Black community this is not new. 

As we strive to figure out how to do more, we have begun by financially supporting the Center for Policing Equity (CPE), an organization at the forefront of addressing bias in policing. I greatly admire the work of Dr. Tracie Keesee, a remarkable leader, who is the co-founder of CPE, former Deputy of Training at NYPD, and a retired 25-year veteran of the Denver Police Department. 

We also plan to read, listen, and learn from our Black colleagues, leaders, friends. We will identify ways that we can support and amplify their voice, their power. They are not alone. We stand and act in solidarity with them. 

Krista Marks,
CEO, Woot Math

June 3, 2020

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