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About the Camp

A week of math adventures awaits 4th through 7th grade students! Math is more than just numbers and this fun and exciting program is designed to spark interest in any student. Campers will engage in fascinating games and hands-on activities that will reinforce mathematical concepts, thinking skills, and problem-solving abilities. We will explore game theory, rocket flight, video games, code breaking, and more, with all the explorations designed to uncover the relevance of mathematics in daily life.

In Math Adventure Camp, we will uncover the relevance of mathematics in daily life through exploration of fractals, video games, code breaking, and much more.  We will be building a solid-fueled engine rocket to explore the velocity, maximum height, and trajectory of the launched rocket.

In Math Adventure Camp 2: Hydrorockets, we will uncover the relevance of mathematics in daily life through exploration of fractions in cooking, graph theory, math in games, and much more.  We will be exploring Newton’s Third Law of motion by designing, launching, and redesigning a water rocket for a successful launch.

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Math Adventure Camp                                                        June 5 – 9                              9 am – Noon

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Math Adventure Camp II: Hydro Rockets                         June 5 – 9                              1 pm – 4 pm

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Math Adventure Camp II: Hydro Rockets                         June 12 – 16                          9 am - Noon

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Math Adventure Camp                                                        June 12 – 16                         1 pm – 4 pm

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Math Adventure Camp                                                        June 19 – 23                          9 am – Noon

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Math Adventure Camp II: Hydro Rockets                         June 19 – 23                           1 pm – 4 pm

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What Are Parents Saying?

  • "I heard the word "love" and "math" in the same sentence. Thank you!" Shannon Johnson
  • "My daughter actually seemed very excited about math with a whole new outlook!" Paul Gomez
  • "My son came home excited every day to learn about math in a fun way." Mike Wood
  • "There are numerous youth sport camps in Utah Valley during summer time. It's about time to have something academic held for kids who are inclined towards academic." Stella Li
  • "My kids loved it. Math was fun the way you taught it and used the games. They enjoyed it a lot." Holly Hales

Activities

Week 1: MATH ADVENTURE CAMP I: Solid-Fueled Rocket

  1. Are you golden?
    Participants will measure the length of different body parts and compare the ratios of lengths to discover if the Golden Ratio is present in their own bodies.
  2. Code Breaking Basics
    Students are introduced to a basic cipher then use that cipher to decode clues that lead to a treasure.
  3. Radioactive M&Ms
    Using M&Ms students model radioactive decay and growth and gain a general understanding of half-life and doubling.
  4. Game Theory
    Students will gain a general idea the field of mathematics called Game theory. They will begin by playing two famous games, The Prisoners’ Dilemma and Nuclear War. They will address equilibrium points and learn about outcomes.
  5. Fractals!
    What is a fractal? How is it created? Students answer these questions by exploring the Serpinski triangle and its construction. We construct the Serpinski triangle both classically and by using L-Systems, leading to a natural investigation of fractal dimension.
  6. Wii Bowling
    Explore order of operations and the measures of central tendency (mean, median and mode) by bowling 10 frames.
  7. Bubble Mania
    We investigate the conservation of energy by using shape skeletons and looking at the bubble film that is created in them.
  8. Solar System Running
    How far away is Pluto? We will explore distance, rate and time, as well as thinking about very large numbers, by “running” to Pluto.
  9. Math Magic
    Students will create their own math magic trick after learning how they work and what makes a magic trick successful.
  10. Mastodon Game
    Grow your own Mastodon Herd by using set outcomes of a regular die. We will explore how probability affects outcomes in a random number game.

Week 2: MATH ADVENTURE CAMP II: Hydrorockets

  1. The Basics of Fractals
    We explore self-similarity using different mediums. Students make their own fractals and see how fractals are present in our world.
  2. Lemonade Game
    How do you make the most money in your summer lemonade stand? Look at optimization by operating a lemonade stand.
  3. Zoomtools
    Look at very large three dimensional geometric shapes. We will build basic geometric shapes, discuss how we name them, and finally work as a group to make a giant shape.
  4. Mental Math
    We look at tricks to multiply numbers very quickly in your head, then the students race each other to see who is the fastest mental multiplier.
  5. Card Trick
    Using probability and binary numbers, we lead students through a number of card tricks that can be completed using math.
  6. Fractions and Cooking
    We will make ice cream while exploring what fractions really mean. This will include fraction division and multiplication and reasonable answers for why we do arithmetic the way that we do.
  7. Graph Theory
    Explore the basics of Graph Theory including several games that involve tracing figures without redrawing the lines. Why do some shapes work and others do not? Our activity will involve a discussion on nodes and some of Euler’s work.
  8. Modular Arithmetic
    Learn how to count modularly and beat everyone else at a game of speed where the winner must count forwards and backward the fastest.
  9. Survey of the Solar System
    Gain an understanding of the size of the Solar System by scaling it down. We explore scaling by using a ratio to scale down the solar system to fit in a soccer field. Students will gain an understanding of very large numbers and how to scale.
  10. Math Games
    We play several math games to increase enthusiasm for basic arithmetic and to develop skills.

2017 Schedule: Morning

MATH ADVENTURE CAMP I: Solid-Fueled Rockets

Monday:

            9:00 – 9:30                    Ice Breaker                                                    

             9:30 – 10:15                 Are you Golden?                                                                     

            10:15 – 10:30                Snack/Outside Play                                                              

            10:30 – 12:00                Math Behind Rockets                                                         

Tuesday:

            9:00 – 9:10                  Warm Up

            9:10 – 9:50                  Fractals!

            9:50 – 10:.30               Game Theory

            10:30 – 10:50              Snack/Outside Play

            10:50 – 11:30              Radioactive M&M’s

            11:30 – 12:00              Building Rockets                                                                                   

Wednesday:

            9:00 – 9:10                  Warm Up

            9:10 – 9:50                  Solar System Running

            9:50 – 10:30                The Mastodon Game

            10:30 – 10:50              Snack/Outside Play

            10:50 – 11:30              Bubble Mania

            11:30 – 12:00              Rockets                                                                                            

Thursday:

            9:00 – 9:10                  Warm Up

            9:10 – 9:50                  Code Breaking Basics

            9:50 – 10:30                Wii Bowling

            10:35 – 10:50              Snack/Outside Play

            10:50 – 11:30              Math Magic

            11:30 – 12:00              Rockets                                                                                                       

Friday:

            9:00 – 9:10                  Warm Up

            9:10 – 9:30                  Rocket Preparation

            9:30 – 10:30                Launch Rockets

            10:30 – 12:00              Pizza/Awards

 

 

MATH ADVENTURE CAMP II: HYDROROCKETS

Monday:

             9:00 – 9:30                  Ice Breaker

             9:30 – 10:15                Zoomtools

            10:15 – 10:30              Snack/Outside Play    

            10:30 – 12:00              Rocket Goals and Construction Basics                                               

Tuesday:

            9:00 – 9:10                  Warm Up

            9:10 – 9:50                  The Basics of Fractals

            9:50 – 10:.30               The Lemonade Game

           10:30 – 10:50              Snack/Outside Play

           10:50 – 11:30              Mental Math

           11:30 – 12:00              Preparing for the First Launch                                                                         

Wednesday:

            9:00 – 9:10                  Warm Up

            9:10 – 9:50                  Math Card Tricks

            9:50 – 10:30                Fractions and Cooking

            10:30 – 10:50              Snack/Outside Play

            10:50 – 11:30              Graph Theory

            11:30 – 12:00              First Launch                                                                                      

Thursday:

            9:00 – 9:10                  Warm Up

            9:10 – 9:50                  Modular Arithmetic

            9:50 – 10:30                Survey of the Solar System

            10:35 – 10:50              Snack/Outside Play

            10:50 – 11:30              Math Games

            11:30 – 12:00              Reconstruction                                                                                                  

Friday:

            9:00 – 9:10                  Warm Up

            9:10 – 9:30                  Rocket Preparation for Final Launch

            9:30 – 10:30                Final Launch and Post Calculations

            10:30 – 12:00              Pizza/Awards

Contact

Dr. Lindsey Gerber: Lindsey.gerber@uvu.edu