Math Classes Information Page

Welcome to the Firecracker Math after school program!

Registration for Winter/Spring 2017 semester is open. First day of classes is January 17.

                                                                      SIGN UP HERE      

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 an individual approach according to each student’s needs.

For any additional information contact: 


NEW IN 2016-2017  SCHOOL YEAR:    


In response to parents’ requests Firecracker Math opens a new locations in San Francisco in March 2017 – check the new schedule below.



For students in grades 7 -10: 

Get ready for college level math. Understand and explore the concepts of calculus.  Read more… 


For students in grades 5 – 7: 

Learn fundamental algebra concepts through puzzles, games, and exploration.  Read more… 


For students in grades 4-6:

Have you ever thought about being in a classroom with your kid, and working together on a teacher’s assignment or participating in class discussions?

Firecracker Math opens its classrooms for parents! It is free for parents, you only pay a regular class fee for your child. The class is for 4-6th grade students and their parents. Read more…  




     Classes begin on January 21st, 2017

            Berkeley location: 1606 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

            Concord location: 1092 Alberta Way, Concord, CA 94521

            Oakland/Piedmont location: 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont, CA 94610 

            San Francisco location: 1270 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA 94114           

            Lafayette location: 955 Moraga Road, Lafayette, CA 94549


      Mondays (Alameda or Piedmont):

      Time                                           Class/grades                                            Location

      3:30 pm – 4:20 pm                     Grades K-1                                                Piedmont

      3:45 pm – 4:45 pm                      Grades 4-5                                                Piedmont 

      4:30 pm – 5:25 pm                      Grades 2-3                                                Piedmont

      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm                      Grades 6-8                                                Piedmont

      6:15 pm – 7:15 pm                      Math in Motion* (Intro to Calc), gr 8-10     Piedmont


      Tuesdays (Piedmont, San Francisco or Lafayette):

      Time                                           Class/grades                                           Location                    

             5:00 pm – 6:00 pm                      Grades 4-6                                               Piedmont          

             3:45 pm – 4:40 pm                     Grades K-2                                               Lafayette              

             5:00 pm – 6:00 pm                     Concepts of Algebra,  grades 5-7             Lafayette  

             4:30 pm – 5:30 pm                     Grades 3-5                                                San Francisco            


      Wednesdays (Berkeley):

      Time                                           Class/grades                                            Location

      4:15 pm – 5:10 pm                     Grades 1-3                                                 Berkeley

      5:15 pm – 6:15 pm                      Math for Families, grades 4-6                    Berkeley  


      Thursdays (Berkeley or San Francisco): 

      Time                                           Class/grades                                            Location

      3:40 pm – 4:40 pm                     Grades 2-4                                                 Berkeley

      4:45 pm – 5:40 pm                     Grades K-1                                                 Berkeley

      5:45 pm – 6:45 pm                     Concepts of Algebra, grades 5-7                Berkeley

      4:45 pm – 5:45 pm                     Grades 3-4                                                  San Francisco

      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm                     Grades 3-4                                                  San Francisco 


     Saturdays (Berkeley, Concord, or Lafayette):

     Time                                            Class/grades                                            Location  

     1:15 pm – 2:15 pm                       Grades 8-10                                               Berkeley

     11:00 am  – 11:55 am                   Grades K-2                                                Concord    

     12:00 pm  – 1:00 pm                    Grades 3-5                                                Concord  


        *The class is for 7-10 grade students who have already taken Algebra 1 or Pre-algebra     course or Common Core 8th grade at school. Advanced 7th graders may be accepted.

                                      REGISTER ONLINE


Registration: Fill out and submit the enrollment form, and pay a $100 non-refundable deposit or the complete payment at the end of the registration process. You can also mail the payment to: Firecracker Forum, P.O. Box 20621, Oakland, CA 94620. Make your check payable to Firecracker Forum. If you are having difficulties submitting the form, you can email your request to: Please specify “Firecracker Math Winter/Spring semester” in the title of your email.

Fees:  The fee is $295 for the entire semester (15 sessions). Math in Motion class is $325. Financial aid is available – ask for an application.

Placement: Students will be placed in classes according to their level in math. A placement test is not mandatory, but can be requested by parents. Solutions must be submitted to or through our website no later than 1 week before the classes start.

Communication: We will be happy to discuss students’ progress with the parents. Please contact Svetlana at 510-488-4556 to schedule a parent-teacher meeting.

Attendance: Parents and children must realize that consistent attendance is an important factor in successful learning.

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. If you are more than 10 minute late in picking up your child, you will be charged $10 for every 15 minutes after the pick up time. In case of an emergency please leave a message at 510-488-4556.

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.