Math Classes Information Page


Welcome to the Firecracker Math after school program!       fcw_brainlogo MATH

Our program is based on the best traditions and classical methods of teaching mathematics.

We introduce and explore math concepts and problem-solving techniques. Students develop a love for math as they learn how to apply reasoning skills and logical thinking to all aspects of their studies. We will help your child to build a solid foundation and understanding of mathematics. Theoretical instructions are combined with practical exercises that employ chess, brain teasers, and logical puzzles to demonstrate serious mathematical concepts.

At our math classes we are going to show to your child that math can be incredibly creative, exciting, and fun.  

We offer small class sizes, experienced and enthusiastic teachers, and individual approach according to each student’s needs.

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  •  Math in Motion

 Introduction to Calculus. For 7-10th grade students.  Read more… 

  • Classes at The Academy

We have teamed up with The Academy, a school with a 45-year history of accelerated academics, to offer an exciting after-school program.


 SCHEDULE  ( Winter/Spring 2015) 

Classes Location (except when noted otherwise): 1606 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley



5:45 pm – 6:45 pm Grades 3-5

4:40 pm – 5:40 pm Grades 6-8

5:50 pm – 6:50 pm Math in Motion 2 (Introduction to Calculus**), grades 7-10



4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Grades K-1 (The Academy)*

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Grades 2-3 (The Academy)*

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Grades 4-5 (The Academy)*

5:10 pm – 6:10 pm Math in Motion 2 (Introduction to Calculus**), grades 7-10



5:00 pm – 5:50 pm Grades K-2

6:05 pm – 7:00 pm Grades 3-5

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Math in Motion 1 (Introduction to Calculus), grades 7-10 (The Academy)*

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Grades 6-8 (The Academy)*



6:05 pm – 7:00 pm Math for Families, grades 4-6



12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Math in Motion 1 (Introduction to Calculus), grades 7-10

1:00 pm – 1:55 pm Grades 1-3

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Grades 6-8


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*Location of this class: The Academy, 2722 Benvenue Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703   

**The class is for 7-10 grade students who have already taken Algebra 1 or Pre-algebra course at school. 

Check this semester’s calendar here:    CALENDAR 

Registration: Fill out and submit the enrollment form, and mail a $100 non-refundable deposit to: Firecracker Forum, P.O. Box 20621, Oakland, CA 94620. Make your check payable to Firecracker Forum. We will email you the orientation packet. If you are having difficulties submitting the form, you can email your request to: Please specify “Firecracker Academy, Math” in the title of your email.

Fees:  The fee is $290 for the elementary division classes (16 lessons, $18 per lesson), and $320 for the upper division classes and Math in Motion (16 lessons, $20 per lesson) for the entire semester. We offer 10% discount if you enroll for 2 consecutive semesters, or two or more kids from the same family. Financial aid is available – ask for the application.

Placement: Students will be placed in classes according to their level in math. A short placement test will be emailed upon registration and upon parents’ request. Solutions must be submitted to or through our website no later than 2 weeks before the classes start.

Communication: We will be happy to discuss your child’s progress with you. Please contact Svetlana at 510-528-3540 to schedule a parent-teacher meeting.

Attendance: Parents and children must realize that consistent attendance is one of the keys to a successful school year.

Punctuality: Children are not to be dropped off more than 10 minutes before classes begin. Be sure your child arrives to school on time and is picked up at dismissal time.

Books and Supplies: All handouts and school supplies will be provided by the Firecracker Academy to be used throughout the school year.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

The Firecracker Math after-school program admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and does not discriminate in its admissions policies, financial aid, and educational programs. Everybody is guaranteed equal rights and opportunities.