Summer Academy Camps

Fibonacci, Fractals and the 4th Dimension

In this exciting, hands-on math camp we will explore the geometric foundations of exponents and roots as we spiral into the Fibonacci sequence and the Golden Mean. We will investigate how imaginary numbers lead us deep into Fractals, and build shadows of the fourth dimension and art of fractional dimensions. We will discover logarithms, play Angry Birds equations, walk limits, make polygon polynomials, dissect pineapples, draw phi, and eat pi. Join us for this exciting camp and you'll never see math the same way again! Open to students ages 11-14. 

Course Information

Course Number:

83904

Course Date: Monday, June 9, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
8:30am-3:30pm
Extended care available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall  

Address:
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at their assigned residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in at the Georgia Center on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Students will travel by foot or bus to get to their on-campus classroom and other activities, and by university vehicle for any off-campus field trips. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins. 

Cost:

Day Camp - $350

  • Optional Extended Day - $35

Overnight Camp - $750

Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. To request assistance, please follow the directions listed in the Financial Aid Request form, which is located on the right hand side of this page. 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.

Instructor: 

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 first year as a Summer Academy instructor. 

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.