Brain Power Enrichment
Level 4 Workbook
About the Book
Brain Power Enrichment Programs aim to develop problem-solving and learning abilities in students who wish to improve their skills. Additionally, the program may provide challenging, stimulating and inspirational learning experiences through engagement with math and logic problem solving for gifted students. This book accompanies a Level 4 student through the school-year of the problem solving program or it may be used independently as a learning material for major math topics in Grades 9 to 11 and as a problem solving workbook. All Brain Power programs are based on a step-by-step approach for learning and problem solving, which enables students to understand problems of increased complexity and learning approaches required for high school. Level 4 continues to equip students typically in grades 8 to 11 with problem solving skills and addresses learning strategies. The implication for improving one’s problem solving skills and learning strategies are numerous. These include a more positive attitude toward math and science, improved thinking flexibility and creativity in all subject areas, as well as increased success on academic, gifted, university admissions, and professional program tests (many of which are designed with an emphasis on assessing higher-order thinking and learning skills). Moreover, knowledge of a range of problem solving strategies coupled with experience in their application, have benefits which transcend the classroom and enter the realm of professional, social, and intellectual accomplishment.
About the Author
Reuven received his master’s degree (math and education) from University of Odessa, former USSR. Reuven worked on postgraduate studies and research in mathematics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel and in Paris, France. For over thirty years, Reuven has enjoyed teaching mathematics in four countries around the world, as well as in Canada, and has worked as vice principal in Paris, France. As founder of Brain Power Enrichment Programs in metro Toronto, Reuven continues to lead the school as principal, curriculum developer, and head instructor. Karine received her undergraduate degrees (BSc and BEd) and completed a master in education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Karine’s master work focused on teacher development and the field of social justice in the education of immigrant students. Karine completed her doctoral studies at York University. In addition to teaching mathematics and science in various schools across Toronto, Karine has been contributing her talents as a specialized Level 1 and Level 2 course instructor at Brain Power Enrichment Programs for more than ten years. Karine dynamically works in the capacities of principal, curriculum developer, and instructor of the Brain Power Language Arts Enrichment programs.