What is the course format for the after-school classes?
Mathobotix Bytes & Bots classes use a loosely structured project-based curriculum. Students work on their own projects in a mentored open technology labs. Enrollment is open year-round. Students discover the applications of STEM subjects as they perform their projects. Mentors assist them with the processes of design, build, program, test, technical report, and project demo.
What is the course duration?
Typically, you enroll in a 3-month/12 week course. i.e: Buildologie I. Most students start with the beginner level course Buildologie I, and then move on to our other courses depending upon their interest in building and programming. Please choose a day/time of the week (for example: Wednesdays from 3.00pm to 4.40pm) and attend classes for 3 months. One class per week. Each class period is 100 minutes long. 2 makeups per course. The day/time you choose stays the same for the 12 week period. Switching days/class time is not encouraged as it affects the learning process. The 3-month/12-week course must be completed within a period of 14 weeks from the first day of the class.
How Will My Child Benefit From the Bytes & Bots classes?
Portfolio Development for College Admission Planning:
Bytes and Bots Labs offer one of the world's most unique extracurricular after-school programs that will enhance your children's ability to build an ePortfolio showing his/her early involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Emotional Development and Maturity:
Build self-confidence, problem-solving, and critical-thinking.
Become self-motivated, and self-directed.
Acquire the ability to manage stress, and time (Productive and enjoyable use of your children's time reducing their boredom and passive TV time.)
Help the intelligent under-achiever achieve...
Help build emotional intelligence
Applying academic fundamentals to design solutions for robotics, smart devices, and other real world applications:
Learn by doing - "I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand"
See your ideas spring into actions as your robots perform...
Bytes and Bots curriculum helps answer the question "WHY?"
Why do I have to learn this stuff? - Young adults
Curious minds want to know "why" - Young children
Bytes and Bots engages, and challenges the students to discover the reason and answer the question "why?"
Learning can be fun:
Inculcate the child-like curiosity, inspire creativity, stimulate imagination, and create a life-long learner.
Become a proactive learner taking ownership of the learning process.
Can parents observe the class?
As you know parental observation can hinder/distract the learning activities. To be fair to all the parents, Bytes and Bots does not allow parental observation without prior arrangements. An individual review session may be arranged with advance written request (Please eMail admin@BytesandBots.com). We offer optional "debriefing" of the class at the end of each class. Please note that parents and their guests are welcome to attend the Show & Tell presentations. Please ask one of our lab mentors to review each session before your sign out your child.
Does Bytes and Bots provide day-care?
No, Bytes and Bots is not a day-care provider. We offer year round after-school STEM programs and Summer Camps for K - 12 students.
Do you offer trial classes?
yes, Trial classes are highly recommended for 5 and 6 yrs old kids. It is a great way to assess a kid's interest, fine motor skills,aptitude, etc. Trial classes are available Monday - Saturday during regular class hours. There is a $40 fee for the session. The fee will be credited back to your course/camp fee if enrolled. The child must be at least 5yrs old to attend a trial session.
What are your regular class hours? How long is each class?
Traditional School Year Schedule:
Weekdays (Mon - Fri):
- Period I: 10 AM to 11.40 AM (K - 12th grade - Reserved for Home School and Independent Study Students)
- Period II: 3.00 PM to 4.40 PM (K - 7th grade)
- Period III: 4.40 PM to 6.20 PM (K - 7th grade)
- Period IV: 6.20 PM to 8.00 PM (8th - 12th grade)
- Period I: 9:00 AM to 10:40 AM
- Period II: 11:00 AM to 12:40 PM
- Period III: 1:00 PM to 2:40 PM
Students in any of the classes have up to 14-weeks to finish their 12 sessions.
Only 2 pre-approved make up classes.
Parents must schedule a make-up class at least 5 days in advance (unless their absence was due to an emergency).
Students must complete at least 2 Show &Tells by the end of the session.
There are two Student Project and Performance Review (SPPR) for each course. One mid-term and one at the end of the course. The SPPR helps parents meet with the program director and share performance reviews and suggestions for further improvement.