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X8562: This is Secretly a Math Class About Infinity
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Ziv Scully

Here's the plan:

1) We're going to catch a (well-behaved) frog with our eyes closed.
2) We're going to figure out how steep a curvy slope is.
3) We're going to find a way to win a game that literally takes forever to finish.
4) We're going to realize that Hercules can kill a monstrous Hydra even if he has a really silly strategy.

Here's the secret part: the whole time, without even realizing it, you'll be learning math! Bwahahahaha!

But seriously, there's a lot more to math than adding fractions and solving for x. We're going to learn about one of the coolest ideas in math: infinity, which is (secretly, of course) related to each step of the plan. If you don't like math in school (or even if you do), this class is for you!

X8555: Making Games with Gameblox
Difficulty: *

Want to learn how to make pong, or a simple mario-like game? In this course you'll use Gameblox, a new block based programming language to build your own games. Gameblox is still a work in progress, and your feedback will help make it better. In fact, you'll probably see it improve as you come week to week. No programming experience is required, just bring your creativity, and together we'll have fun making games.

X8554: Hands-on Science Lab Full!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Jennifer Halford

Have you ever wanted to make water disappear, concoct homemade root beer, or extract DNA from the food in your kitchen? If you are enthusiastic about learning, enjoy asking crazy questions, and want to channel your inner mad scientist, this class is for you! We will be exploring topics such as chemical reactions, microbiology, and more through hands-on experiments.