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2011 Instructional Sessions

2011 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.

Girls complete a math task using iPod touch portable media players.
Girls complete a math task using iPod touch portable media players.

Volunteer Karina Francis supervises a spatial task.
Volunteer Karina Francis supervises a spatial task.

Staff member Rissi Delgado assists girls with a spatial reasoning task.
Staff member Rissi Delgado assists girls with a spatial reasoning task.

Campers use graphing calculators during an algebra lesson.
Campers use graphing calculators during an algebra lesson. 

Year 2 campers work on a 3-d pentomino puzzle (spatial task)
Year 2 campers work on a 3-d pentomino puzzle (spatial task).

Instructor Claudia Bertolone-Smith helps a group with a geometry task.
Instructor Claudia Bertolone-Smith helps a group with a geometry task.

Partners collaborate on a surface area task.
Partners collaborate on a surface area task.

Second-year campers work on a <em>Geometer's Sketchpad</em>task.
Second-year campers work on a Geometer's Sketchpadtask.

Mathematician Stacie Tatman explains probabilities behind game theory.
Mathematician Stacie Tatman explains probabilities behind game theory.

Staff member Jafeth Sanchez helps a girl with a computer task.
Staff member Jafeth Sanchez helps a girl with a computer task.

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