Girls Math Camp Application
Director: Dr. Lynda R. Wiest, Professor of Education, UNR
Assistant Director: Dr. Heather Crawford-Ferre, Education Program Professional, Nevada Dept. of Ed.
Invited participants: Nevada girls who will enter the seventh or eighth grade in fall 2019; appropriate to girls of all abilities and backgrounds
Camper selection: Approximately 60 campers will be selected randomly from those who meet the application deadline. For the older camper group, first priority will go to return campers, second to previous applicants who did not attend the camp, and third to new applicants.
Location: University of Nevada, Reno campus. Instructional activities will take place in the College of Education. Girls will stay in campus residence halls and eat meals in the campus cafeteria.
Time frame: Sun., July 14 at 5:00 p.m. (dorm check-in begins at 3:30 p.m., camp registration 4:30-5:00) to Fri., July 19 at 3:15 p.m.
Instructors: 3 instructors (2 classroom, 1 computer lab) and 2 instructional assistants per camper group of 30 girls
Instructional topics: geometry/spatial skills; problem solving/reasoning; computer/calculator use; data analysis and probability (younger group only); early algebra (older group only)
Instructional philosophy/approach: Campers will learn new material and explore familiar topics in greater depth through meaning-oriented, collaborative approaches.
Other information: Campers will be supervised at all times. Parents are invited to attend some initial and final activities but may visit the camp at any time.
Cost: $500 per camper. Includes tuition, housing, meals and snacks, group recreation, camp t-shirt, math souvenir, and other associated costs. Scholarships are available to those with demonstrated financial need upon proof of free or reduced-price school lunch status. All campers might contact their schools for available scholarship funds or local businesses for possible sponsorship.
Application deadline: The form on the back must be received by Friday, April 26, 2019.