Stanislaus State’s Mathematic Grants department will be providing an opportunity for students to improve their math skills over spring break with the fifth annual Spring Math Camp. At the camp, students will be provided with an interactive learning experience where they will put their math expertise to the test with fun games and puzzles.
The Mathematics Grants department currently hosts two other camps for pre-college students: HiMAP, a science and math academy, and the Pre Freshman Enrichment Program, a summer camp designed to prepare students for college. The Spring Math Camp was created to instill positive attitudes about math into students at a young age.
“We want the students to leave the camp saying, ‘Math is fun. Math is hard, but I can do it,’” said Camp Founder and Director Dr. Viji Sundar.
Sundar explained that the camp, which is geared toward second through fifth graders, aims to make math a fun activity for students and give them the same, excited feeling they get when they are going to play their favorite game. Pre-service teachers who are in either the undergraduate or credential program at Stanislaus State will introduce math through engaging, hands-on activities that focus on arithmetic operations, patterns, shapes and measurements.
“The goal is to let children know that math is doable and can be fun and engaging,” said Sundar. “They are in for 15 hours of delightful adventure into math.”
At the end of the five day camp, parents and the campus community are invited to attend the closing ceremony to celebrate the students’ success with cake and refreshments. Students are also awarded with a certificate for their participation.
The Spring Math Camp will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday in the Science 1 Building at Stanislaus State. The closing ceremony will be from 11:15 a.m. to noon Friday, with parking provided in Lot 11.
Those interested can register and submit a payment at commerce.cashnet.com/Math1. The cost is $125 and includes a t-shirt and tote bag.