Math and Technology Program Application

Registration Information - July 11-16, 2021

Director: Dr. Lynda R. Wiest, Professor of Education, University of Nevada, Reno

Assistant Director: Dr. Heather Crawford-Ferre, Education Programs Professional, Nevada Dept. of Ed.

Invited participants: Nevada students who will enter the seventh or eighth grade in fall 2021; appropriate to students 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 and Human Development. Campers will stay in campus residence halls and eat meals in the campus cafeteria. (If necessary, the program will be held virtually; to be determined this spring.)

Time frame: Sun., July 11 at 5:00 p.m. (dorm check-in begins at 3:30 p.m., camp registration 4:30-5:00) to Fri., July 16 at 3:15 p.m.

Instructors: 3 instructors (2 classroom, 1 computer lab) and 2 instructional assistants per group of 30 campers

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. Most recent funding sources for this program are: Newmont Mining Corporation; Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation; Barrick Gold of North America; Port of Subs.

Cost: $550 per camper ($350 if held virtually). Includes tuition, housing, meals and snacks, group recreation, camp t-shirt, math souvenir, and other associated costs. Campers might contact their school for available scholarship funds or local businesses for possible sponsorship. Scholarships are available to those with demonstrated financial need with documentation of free or reduced-price school lunch status.

Application deadline: The form must be received by Friday, April 30, 2021.

Questions: Contact program staff at (775) 682-7849 or unrmathcamp@gmail.com.