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Bootstrap:Algebra Program


KCI is pleased to partner with Bootstrap:Algebra, by Brown University, to offer a three-day training at the KCI. Created for 6th – 10th grade math teachers, Bootstrap:Algebra applies mathematical concepts and rigorous programming principles to integrate Computer Science into the Mathematics classroom.

Bootstrap:Algebra can be taught as a separate, standalone tech or CS class, or can be integrated into a mainstream math class, delivered by a math teacher with no prior CS experience.

In Bootstrap:Algebra, students learn and apply mathematical concepts such as coordinate planes, the order of operations, ratio and proportion, Domain and Range, function composition, transformational geometry, the distance formula, and word problems all in the hands-on context of Computer Science.


During the training, teachers experience the Bootstrap:Algebra curriculum as a student and will create their own video-game using programming and Algebraic concepts. They’ll also learn how to teach Bootstrap as a stand-alone course or how to integrate Bootstrap modules into their existing math curriculum. Teachers will leave with lesson and project ideas and resources for integrating Bootstrap into math lessons, involving Order of Operations, Functions, Word Problems, Inequalities, Transformational Geometry, Piecewise Functions, Distance formula, and more.


Ed Campos holds a B.S. in Applied Math from UCLA w/a Specialization in Computing, and taught high school math for 14 years in Central Valley, CA. He is a Level 2 Google Educator, a CUE Innovative Educator, a LEC Online/Blended Instructor, and a KCI instructor. Ed is an advocate for using Twitter to expand his Professional Learning Network, and can be found at @edcamposjr. He serves on the board of directors for Global Exploration for Educators Organization ( and is President of CVCUE (the Central Valley CUE affiliate).


Program: Bootstrap:Algebra

Dates: September 16 – 18, 2019

Time: 8:30 – 4:00, with a 1 hour lunch

Cost: $600

Krause Center for Innovation
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

For more information about the program, contact:
Ed Campos, 

For information about KCI, contact:
Liane Freeman, gro.retnecnoitavonniesuarknull@nameerfl


Registration is through Bootstrap, Brown University: