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  • Math Adventure Camp
  • Math Adventure Camp
  • Math Adventure Camp
  • Math Adventure Camp
  • Math Adventure Camp

 

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.

Register

Registration will open March 2018

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

Various Math Camp Activities:

  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.
  11. 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.
  12. Lemonade Game
    How do you make the most money in your summer lemonade stand? Look at optimization by operating a lemonade stand.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Card Trick
    Using probability and binary numbers, we lead students through a number of card tricks that can be completed using math.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Math Games
    We play several math games to increase enthusiasm for basic arithmetic and to develop skills.
 

2018 Schedule: Morning Camp Tentative Schedule

Monday:
9:00 – 9:30am Ice Breaker/Camp Rules
9:30 – 10:15am Group Activity
10:15 – 10:30am Snack/Outside Play
10:30 – 12:00 pm Begin Weekly Project

Tuesday:
9:00 – 9:10am Warm-Up
9:10 – 9:50am Activity 1
9:50 – 10:30am Activity 2
10:30 – 10:50am Snack/Outside Play
10:50 – 11:30am Activity 3
11:30 – 12:00pm Work on Weekly Project

Wednesday:
9:00 – 9:10am Warm-Up
9:10 – 9:50am Activity 1
9:50 – 10:30am Activity 2
10:30 – 10:50am Snack/Outside Play
10:50 – 11:30am Activity 3
11:30 – 12:00pm Work on Weekly Project

Thursday:
9:00 – 9:10am Warm-Up
9:10 – 9:50am Activity 1
9:50 – 10:30am Activity 2
10:30 – 10:50am Snack/Outside Play
10:50 – 11:30am Activity 3
11:30 – 12:00pm Work on Weekly Project

Friday:
9:00 – 9:10am Warm-Up
9:10 – 9:30am Discuss Weeklong Project and make Predictions
9:30 – 10:30am Experiment
10:30 – 10:50am Discuss Experiment and Predictions
10:50 – 12:00pm Awards and Pizza Party

2018 Schedule: Afternoon Camp Tentative Schedule

Monday:
1:00 – 1:30pm Ice Breaker/Camp rules
1:30 – 2:15pm Group Activity
2:15 – 2:30pm Snack/Outside Play
2:30 – 4:00 pm Begin Weekly Project

Tuesday:
1:00 – 1:10pm Warm-Up
1:10 – 1:50pm Activity 1
1:50 – 2:30pm Activity 2
2:30 – 2:50pm Snack/Outside Play
2:50 – 3:30pm Activity 3
3:30 – 4:00pm Work on Weekly Project

Wednesday:
1:00 – 1:10pm Warm-Up
1:10 – 1:50pm Activity 1
1:50 – 2:30pm Activity 2
2:30 – 2:50pm Snack/Outside Play
2:50 – 3:30pm Activity 3
3:30 – 4:00pm Work on Weekly Project

Thursday:
1:00 – 1:10pm Warm-Up
1:10 – 1:50pm Activity 1
1:50 – 2:30pm Activity 2
2:30 – 2:50pm Snack/Outside Play
2:50 – 3:30pm Activity 3
3:30 – 4:00pm Work on Weekly Project

Friday:
1:00 – 1:10pm Warm-Up
1:10 – 1:30pm Discuss Weeklong Project and make Predictions
1:30 – 2:30pm Experiment
2:30 – 2:50pm Discuss Experiment and Predictions
2:50 – 4:00pm Awards and Pizza Party

Contact

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