CantonTargetTesting, an ACT preparation nonprofit founded by high school students, is offering free ACT preparation to students. This class is designed to raise students’ scores in the least amount of time by focusing on weaknesses, working on the application of knowledge to the ACT, and learning only the essential content. TargetTesting further increases preparation efficiency by individualizing lessons.
The instructors are experienced on the subject of standardized testing and have all earned scores of 35 or above on the ACT. They have also spent time substituting for and observing lessons of previous TargetTesting sessions. The experiences they have gained working with students in this capacity have prepared them to teach the class.
Registration through the Canton Public Library website is required to join the class and will be open to those student who have completed their freshman year of high school. This class is a 10-week session which will take place on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-5:15PM. The first session will be on June 28 and the last will be August 30. Having a library card is a requirement for registration. Please be aware that attendance is mandatory to get the most out of this class. Registration begins on June 18. Any questions regarding class content may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Python for kids: a playful introduction to programming by Jason R. Briggs
Cool circuits by Susan Martineau and Nick Bushell ; illustrations by Martin Ursell
Hello world!: computer programming for kids and other beginners by Warren Sande, Carter Sande
Repurpose it: invent new uses for old stuff by Tammy Enz ; [Christopher L. Harbo, editor]
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A fun way for kids in grades 2-5 to learn new things. Our focus this month is on math as we celebrate International Pi Day. Pi is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet, but it is best known as the symbol used to name a mathematical relationship. Join us on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 3:14 PM to learn more. Program lasts one hour. Registration is required.
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General STEAM sitesCareer Aisle Elementary and Middle School: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
(Elementary & Junior High) Want to get a job some day in a STEM field? Explore career opportunities here.
(Elementary) Explore a virtual museum with games, shows, and live interactions.
Girls in STEM
(Upper Elementary - Junior High) Explore this guide (primarily for middle school girls but useful to others) that includes STEM sites, books, and organizations.
(Elementary - High School) Engage your curiosity and imagination about STEM and other subjects through a variety of media.
SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY sitesCode.org
(Elementary - High School) Gain coding skills through guided activities.
1493: uncovering the new world Columbus created by Charles C. Mann
The swerve: how the world became modern by Stephen Greenblatt
Why America failed: the roots of imperial decline by Morris Berman
Benjamin Franklin's numbers: an unsung mathematical odyssey by Paul C. Pasles
Struggling with fractions? Let our materials help you break those numbers down. We've got everything:
Inchworm and a half by Elinor Pinczes ; illustrated by Randall Enos
The Wishing Club : a story about fractions by Donna Jo Napoli ; pictures by Anna Currey
Mary Clare likes to share : a math reader by Joy Hulme ; illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell