Fibonacci, Fractals & 4-D (math)
In this hands-on, STEAM-focused math camp we will be exploring the geometric foundations of number patterns as we spiral into the Fibonacci sequence and connect "Phi-n Art" to the Golden Mean. We will follow imaginary numbers deep into Fractals, build shadows of the fourth dimension, and explore art of fractional dimensions. We will discover logarithms, play Angry Birds equations, walk limits, make polygon polynomials, dissect pineapples, build Platonic Solids, and eat pi. Join us for this exciting camp and you'll never see math the same way again! STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
|Course Date:||Monday, June 8, 2015 - Friday, June 12, 2015|
|Course Date Info:||
Day and Overnight Options Available
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp - $350
Overnight Camp - $750
Students should be performing at or above grade level in math. The curriculum is appropriate for ages 11-13, but applicable to students up through age 14. The activities are designed to introduce some higher math concepts to students in the identified age range, and are not suitable for remedial math students.
Students who need financial assistance are encouraged to request it as early as possible, and before registering for camp. Forms will be available for download in the right hand column of this page as soon as registration opens, and will be processed in the order they are received. Notification of financial assistance will be emailed out beginning in mid-May, and could be sent as late as three weeks before your camp begins if funds are still available. Awards range from 50-65% of the total cost of the camp, so students should be prepared to pay 35%-50% of the cost upon notification of financial assistance. Payment plans can be arranged, but all payments must be received no later than two weeks before camp begins. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.
Vonae Tanner has taught children of all ages for over 15 years, helping them to visualize and explore math in creative ways. With a degree in Math Education and extensive experience in teaching math and developing math curriculum, she has based her teaching methods on discovery learning, including project-based and service learning. She has loved teaching math in public and private schools, and has also worked in the online math education field as a teacher trainer, curriculum designer, and curriculum aligner for companies such as iLearn, Academic Benchmarks, Plato Learning, and NetSchools. In an effort to create a fun and accessible introduction to math, she founded MathMindWorkshop.com, a summer camp and after-school program that helps students build a physical comprehension of math through play, movement, exploration, and investigation. This is Vonae's second year as a Summer Academy instructor.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.