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Summer Math Programs in the United States

In this article, we are going to learn about different summer math programs in the United States.

Many students don’t love math—but why not? Because we have failed to make it fun and intriguing by connecting it to things they already like and enjoy, and customizing the delivery so it carried personal significance.

No matter the skill level of the student, it’s important to make it fun and tailored to them as an individual.

Tougher concepts shouldn’t equal less fun!

The summer math programs ensures to keep the interest of the students intact, teaching them difficult concepts in a fun manner.

Let’s discuss the math programs you should consider participating this summer:

Awesome Math Summer Program

Awesome Math Summer Program (AMSP) is a 3-week rigorous summer camp that help students, passionate for Mathematics, strengthen their mathematical skills.

Eligibility: Usually students of age 12-18 participate in the camp. But, in special cases, students less than 12 years old may participate in the camp, if they are have good mathematical and problem-solving skills. One has to clear an admission test to participate in the camp.

Important dates: The dates for the Summer Camp will be available on the website at the end of December 2020.

For more info: https://www.awesomemath.org/summer-program/overview/program-information/

Canada/ USA Math Camp

Canada/USA Math Camp is a 5-week long math program for the high school students, where they can explore undergraduate and even graduate-level topics while building their problem-solving skills.

Eligibility: 13-18 years old students can participate in the math camp.

Important dates: The dates for the Math Camp 2021 will be announced on the website in January 2021.

For more info: https://www.mathcamp.org/about_mathcamp/

Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics

Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (HCSSiM) is a six-week summer camp for college students. The students live in the dorms at Hampshire College in Massachusetts and study and play in its fields, woods, and academic buildings, spending majority of their day in doing mathematics.

Eligibility: Only college students are eligible to participate in this camp.

Important dates: You can check the website on mid to late December 2020 to apply for this camp.

For more info: https://hcssim.org/

Texas state Math works Summer Math Camps

Texas state Mathworks Summer Math Camps provides math camps in 3 different ways:

  1. JSMC-Half Day Camp – Junior Summer Half Day Math Camp provides a unique mathematical learning community for elementary and middle school students, pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, master teachers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and university faculty.

Eligibility: Students of Grades 3-8 can participate in this camp.

2. JSMC-Residential – The Residential JSMC is an immersive summer program for middle school students who love mathematics. This program encourage a student to become a creative and critical thinker.

Eligibility: Students of Grades 6-8 can participate in this camp.

3. Honors Summer Math Camp – It is a multi-summer program for high school students, that provides a unique learning environment for in-depth experience in problem-solving.

Eligibility: Students of Grades 9-12 can participate in this camp.

Important dates: Get the updates from their official website.

For more info: https://www.txstate.edu/mathworks/camps/Summer-Math-Camps-Information.html

MathILy

MathILy is a five-weeks intensive residential summer program. They focus on serious mathematics infused with levity.

Eligibility: This is a program for high school students.

Important dates: Check the dates in the website for 2021 summer program.

For more info: http://www.mathily.org/

Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)

PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University. It is designed to encourage strongly motivated students to explore in depth mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists.

Eligibility: This is a program for high school students.

Important dates: You can sign up in the website to get the notification of the camp.

For more info: https://promys.org/

The Ross Program

The Ross Program is an intensive summer experience designed to encourage motivated students to explore mathematics.

Eligibility: Pre-college students are eligible for this program.

Important dates: Check the website.

For more info: https://rossprogram.org/

Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)

Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) is a three weeks summer program for students motivated to learn advanced mathematics.

Eligibility: 10th and 11th-grade students from around the world can participate in this Mathematics camp.

Important dates: Check the website.

For more info: https://spcs.stanford.edu/programs/stanford-university-mathematics-camp-sumac

Prove it! Math Academy

Prove it! Math Academy program leads participants through an exciting and challenging two-week course emphasizing mathematical rigor and proof-writing skills in a problem-solving context.

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 14 years old and less than 19 years old on the day the program begins.

Important dates: Check the website.

For more info: https://proveitmath.org/

A* Summer Math Camp

A* Summer Math Camp is a three-months summer camp that gives the students the opportunity to improve their math skills during summer season.

Eligibility: This camp is organized for students of grade 4 – 12.

Important dates: Check the website.

For more info: https://alphastar.academy/

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All About Duke Math Meet

The Duke Math Meet (DMM) is a regional mathematics contest for high school students held at Duke University each year.  It is organized by the members of the Duke University Mathematics Union (DUMU) and sponsored by the Duke Mathematics Department.

The DMM lasts for the whole day. On this day:

  1. The students solve challenging mathematics problems
  2. Meet new people
  3. Make friends with contestants from other schools and states.

Rounds of Duke Math Meet

There are 5 major rounds in this meet that are scheduled on a Math Meet day. Here are the description of these rounds:

Power Round:

In this round, the students are given a multi-part proof problem. These problems need to be discussed in a group and answered in the form of mathematical proofs by providing a proper justification. Credits are given on the basis of the way you approach a problem.

Team Round:

The team members are given 10 questions with numerical answers. Accurate and simplified answers will get full credits. An problem not attempted or wrong does not lead to negative marking.

Individual Round:

As the name says, the problems in this round needs to be solved individually. The participants are given 10 questions in total and receive a pair at a time. Each question is assigned a point, i.e., 10 points in total. The participants need to properly mention the answer in the sheet. In case of a tie, the tie will be broken during the Lightning round.

Relay Round:

This is a very interesting round. The team is broken down in a group of 3. Each of those group of 3 people will receive different problems. After solving the problem the first person received, he will pass that to the second person written on a small piece of paper. The second person will need that number to solve his or her problem. This number is called as “The Number You Will Receive (TNYWR).” When the second person gets his answer he will pass it to the third person. Now, the third person will use that number to solve his problem and once done will submit his answer only at the 3rd or the 6th minute mark. If the correct answer is submitted at the 3rd minute mark, maximum points will be rewarded.

Teams will receive 4 points for a correct solution at the three-minute mark and 2 points for a correct solution after six minutes.

Devil Round:

This is a relaxing round for the participants, not affecting any team score. The participants are randomly put in a team of 6 or 7 and then they have to choose a name of their group and a runner, who will be in charge of retrieving questions and submitting the team’s solutions. Once they get a problem, they need to solve it and run to the moderator, who will give them a new question to solve, until the moderators’ supply of problems run out. Each problem will be worth the same value; correct answers will receive full credit but incorrect answers will not be penalized. Each team’s score will be updated live on the board at the front of the room. The teams with the highest scores at the end of the round wins and earns a special prize.

Rules of Duke Math Meet

  1. Calculators are not allowed.
  2. All numerical answers should be reduced to the simplest forms.
  3. Illegible and/or multiple answers will receive no credit.

How to Participate?

A high school student can participate in the Duke Math Meet by forming a team or a partial team and even as an individual. Below is the proper breakdown of the participants:

TEAMS: Each team consists of 6 students.  Each club may send 2 teams + the number of teams they had in the top 15 last year, with a maximum of 4 teams.  The groups that can send more than two teams are listed below:

4 teams:  Thomas Jefferson, NCSSM, Enloe, ITCCC
3 teams:  East Chapel Hill, Green Hope, Charlotte Math Club, Carnage Middle, Ravenscroft

FULL/PARTIAL TEAMS: Teams with 6 members are full teams, while any team with fewer, including individuals, are partial teams.  There is a cap of 40 team slots (240 students) for full teams, and a cap of 5 team slots (30 students) for partial teams and individuals. The partial teams will be combined to form 5 complete teams.

PROCTORS:
Schools and groups must bring one proctor for every team and partial team they are sending.  For example, if a school is bringing one full team of six and one partial team of four, they are required to bring two proctors.

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