2009 Instructional Sessions
2009 Instructional Sessions (Photos)
Mathematics topics include problem solving, geometry, spatial skills, data analysis, and probability (younger group only), and algebra (older group only). Technology components include calculator and computer use. Program participants hear a guest speaker discuss use of mathematics and/or technology in her job and learn biographical information about contemporary or historical female mathematicians and/or computer scientists. The photos below show the girls engaged in some of these academic components of the program.
Instructor Nikki Doiron leads campers in a data analysis lesson.
A girl creates an M & M's circle graph during a data analysis task.
Staff member assists camper with a geometry task.
Campers display algebraic work as graphs on graphing calculators.
Girls review algebra concepts using the Qwizdom response system.
Campers work with Terrapin Logo programming software.
Instructor Jenny Salls leads a Geometer's Sketchpad software lesson.
Campers do a spatial reasoning task with soma cubes.
Girls do a spatial-reasoning task with pentominoes.
Guest Speaker Stacie Tatman discusses Pascal's triangle.