What Is SAI?

SAI: the Summer Algebra Institute for Kids is an enrichment program that uses algebra to unify and connected mathematics for children and teachers. One of SAI’s strengths is that we show young students how algebra illustrates several “grand ideas” that show the unity and connectedness of math across grades and across topics.

Since taking SAI this past summer, my child has shown so much improvement in fractions and decimals as well. 

As far as we know, SAI is unique in the United States – we know of no other program in the nation that brings such substantive algebra to students as young as 3rd grade. Our main SAI programs have been in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, and we’ve also held SAI in Rochester, Minnesota; in Moorhead, Minnesota; and in Beaumont, Texas. Families and children come to attend SAI from as far away as Texas, Washington state, New Hampshire, Indiana, and Arizona.

After years of resistance, my son came home saying, “This was a cool class.” Thanks so much!