Magic of Numbers


*This course is intended for lower elementary students


Class Schedule

Wednesdays 2:45-3:35 pm PST


Wednesdays 5:15-6:05 pm PST

November 13, November 20, (no class November 27), December 4, December 11, December 18


Note: Classes are listed in PST, click below to convert time to your time zone.

Course Overview

Have you ever fallen asleep, only to find yourself immersed in a fantastical dream world? In The Number Devil, by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, this very thing happens to a young boy named Robert. In this course, students will analyze selections from the book, thereby embarking on their own mathematical adventures alongside Robert. Together, we will create palindromes and primes, build triangles and trees, and count combinations. 

Student Outcomes:

  • Practice identifying and recognizing numeric patterns
  • Use mathematical detective skills to describe and extend number sequences

Student Experience

Pattern Seeker



Literary Analyst

Your Teacher: Emily Lenhart

Emily Lenhart has worked in education for 10 years with a broad range of experience in elementary and middle school settings at both independent and public schools across the US. During her 5 years at the Nueva School in Hillsborough, CA, she enjoyed learning to meet the diverse needs of gifted learners while earning a Master of Education from the University of the Pacific. Emily currently serves as the math specialist at a public school in rural Iowa, where she strives to support students as they find patterns, make connections, and ask questions. Emily also runs an online tutoring business for gifted students who struggle in math.