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-in 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. Students direct the camp with their interests. Along the way, we plan to discover logarithms, walk limits, make polygon polynomials, build Platonic Solids, and more. Join us for this exciting camp and you'll never see math the same way again! STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
Monday, June 24, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019
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Day and Overnight Options Available
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
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. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. 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 - $390
Overnight Camp - $870
Students should be performing at or above grade level in math. 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.
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 fifth year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Jadzia Hutchings graduated from UGA with a Bachelor’s in Math Education. Originally from Macon, Jadzia is now working as a math teacher at Cedar Shoals High School here in Athens. She loves to sing, bike ride, and get people excited about learning. Jadzia is passionate about the intersection of mathematics and art. This is Jadzia’s fourth year working with Summer Academy.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.