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Mon, Jul 12


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JIMI's Summer Jam Session I

Join JIMI - the Japanese Immersion Math Intervention for Kids - on a journey to Japan to explore the culture and the magic of the abacus.

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JIMI's Summer Jam Session I
JIMI's Summer Jam Session I

Time & Location

Jul 12, 2021, 10:00 AM EDT – Jul 16, 2021, 11:00 AM EDT

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About the Event

JIMI, the Japanese Immersion Math Intervention for Kids Summer Camp

Welcome to JIMI's Jam, a virtual summer program for students in grades 2- 5 who need to refresh their basic math skills, have math phobia, or would like to experience math with a twist. We offer a hands-on learning experience that includes crafting a Japanese abacus and easy to follow instructions on how to use it to perform basic operations.

Benefits of consistent and continued practice on an abacus include:

  • Improved concentration and focus
  • Enriched reasoning and critical thinking skills
  • Greater accuracy and speed

Students will receive a toolkit with the supplies they'll need to build and create. During the session, they will enjoy making and learning to use a Japanese abacus, counting to 10 in Japanese, creating origami crafts, and interacting with special guests with cool stories from Japan.

The JIMI Jam is being offered by The Abacus Project, a signature program of The DRANREF Foundation. We're on a mission to close the achievement gap. We use the Japanese Abacus as a tool to build confidence and boost achievement in black and brown students.

Now grab your "hachimaki" and register!

Summer Sessions Grades 2 - 5:

  • Session I | July 12 - July 16 | 10a - 11a EDT
  • Session II | July 19 - July 23 | 10a - 11a EDT
  • Session III | August 9 - August 13 | 10a - 11a EDT
  • Session IV | August 16 - August 20 | 10a - 11a EDT

Student Requirements (not provided):

  • Computer, Laptop, iPad or Tablet
  • Camera working and on
  • Reliable Wi-fi Connection
  • Know Abacus App


  • $125 per session
  • Title I student scholarships available: contact us

Refund Policy:

We do not offer refunds for cancellations and/or no-shows for our virtual camp, and there are no credits or “make- ups” for missed days.

About the Instructor:

Ms. Lewis has devoted much of her career to teaching to helping students advocate and take ownership for their learning and academic success. She taught math and science for 20 years serving general, gifted and special education populations, and employed the Socratic Method and Project-BasedLearning (PBL) practices to build thinking skills and teach social responsibility. As a trained School Psychologist and Curriculum Developer, Ms. Lewis possesses an in-depth knowledge of assessment, evaluation and intervention techniques which have helped to fuel her current work to reduce the achievement gap through innovative abacus instruction.

Ms. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Sciences from the University of Maryland; Master of Education degree in School Psychology from Howard University; and a Secondary Science Education Teaching Certificate from the George Washington University, with an endorsement in Physics.


  • 1 hour

    JIMI's Summer Jam Session I: Day 1


  • 1 hour

    JIMI's Summer Jam Session I: Day 2

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