Math/Engineering Classes




rocketCourses are designed to accelerate performance, develop a deeper understanding, and encourage a love of math and engineering (please read Testimonials).

Students are immersed in an exciting, energetic, hands-on environment.

Math, science and engineering skills are introduced, practiced and then applied to real-world activities. Specific concepts covered in class vary by grade level, but all courses include elements of geometry, algebra, engineering, and physics.

Class Applications

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  • Investigate and test the forces of flight (planes and rockets)
  • Utilize slingshots to measure momentum and kinetic energy
  • Study pneumatic pressure: create and test various projectiles
  • Learn basic computer programming to solve real-life problems
  • Test and calculate the effects of gravity
  • Calculate the speed, acceleration and power of race cars
  • Apply physics concepts and equations. (projectiles, momentum and reaction time)
  • Design amusement park rides

Course Attributes

  • A developed plan to prepare students for higher levels of math
  • Different courses are offered to meet the needs of various skill levels and ages
  • Enrollment is open to students from all cities and school districts
  • This is an energetic, student-focused environment – students truly have fun learning math!

Class Calendar

Different courses are offered for students currently in second through eighth grade.  Individual classes are comprised of students of similar age and ability levels. Classes meet twice per week – each session is one hour – during the summer at the Eden Prairie High School.

For more information on specific times, costs, and registration details, e-mail Steve at otoole@att.net with the following information about your child:

  • name and current grade level (2018-19 school year)
  • standardized test results in math – percentiles are best
  • observations relative to math performance

Early registration is encouraged, as classes have filled quickly in the past years. Students are encouraged to register with friends/classmates to promote interaction and provide carpooling options.