|Math Zoom Academy will offer two residential summer camps in 2013, giving students a chance to live on a college campus for three weeks in an environment of exciting mental challenges, friendly competition, and refreshing recreation. The eastern camp will be held at Yale University in New Haven CT from June 23 to July 13, 2013. The western camp will be held at Cal State Fullerton from July 21 to August 10, 2013. A day camp option is available at both residential camp sites.|
|General Information about the Residential Summer Camp
|The residential program offers an opportunity for bright and talented students to work with prestigious teachers and coaches as they expand their mathematical horizons, improve problem solving skills, explore areas in advanced mathematics, and develop well rounded skills for successful academic and professional careers in the future.
In addition, because every brain needs a rest now and then, the camp will also include plenty of outdoor exercise and a variety of fun-filled field trips to amusement parks, beaches and other local attractions.
The Academic Curriculum focused on training of problem solving and critical thinking. It uses the math subjects as the media but develops the skills that go beyond math and become qualities of successful professionals. One of focused areas is geared towards preparing students for mathematics contests, such as AMC 8/10/12, AIME, ARML, MATHCOUNTS, USAMO (USA Math Olympiad), and IMO (International Math Olympiad). The electives include Physics Olympiad training, and hands-on science, engineering and technology projects. Students gain greater interest in Math, better skills in problem solving and critical thinking, and more confidence in facing academic challenges. With an outstanding performance in one or more of these contests, students will gain considerable recognitions in their college applications.
Communication and Leadership Development: The setup of the programs encourages student participation, helps improve communication and leadership skills. Confidence sparkles when students talk about the subjects they are really interested, with the peers who share the same interest. With the guidance of the experienced coaches, students learn how to effectively articulate their thinking processes. Students are trained to become better leaders and communicators in the field they are good at.
The Evening Seminars have become one of our students’ favorite attractions of Math Zoom Summer Camp. In these enlightening sessions, acclaimed speakers with real-world experience—on Wall Street, in business, in science, and more—demonstrate the tangible connections between mathematics and a wide variety of fields, including the stock market, space, biology, and even military strategy. Speakers also introduce advanced math topics and preview math-related college majors and professional careers.
The Social Benefit: Extremely bright students with a unique gift for math can find themselves set apart from their classmates in high school—sometimes this gap even leads to social and professional difficulties down the road. For those students, Math Zoom experience is truly a gift that lasts a lifetime: Here, students enjoy social interaction and bonding with peers who are just like them. Friendships made at Math Zoom are the foundation of a lifelong network of support that can last into college and beyond, well into their professional careers.
Entry Level Program: This year we once again have an entry level program for students who have the aptitude in Math and interested in more challenges but haven’t had opportunities to shine in any contests. These students will be admitted based on a strong recommendation from a Math teacher or mentor, and a strong parent statement detailing the student’s Math talents, grades in school, and positive attitude towards aiming higher in order to reaching one’s potential to the fullest. The assessment test is used for placement only in the Entry Level Program.
Overall, this program is for future leaders in all fields that require strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
There are two camp sites in 2013.
The eastern site will be at Yale University in New Haven, CT from June 23 to July 13, 2013. Due to the Independence Day holiday falls in the middle of the camp, the breaks may be altered so they may not match the regular weekends. All campers are required to stay through the entire camp to keep up with the programs and fully appreciate the camp experience.
The western site will be at California State University in Fullerton, California (Orange County), from July 21 through August 10, 2013. This is a weekday overnight camp. The programs during the week will be intensive. Students have the option to go home on weekends to relax and spend time with their families and/or relatives, or stay on campus with our camp counselors for fun and relaxing activities. We usually take one field trip on each weekend. We go to exciting local attractions such as a theme park like Disneyland, Universal Studios or another park and a beach. There is an additional fee for weekend stay.
The Math Zoom leadership team is always seeking new ways to develop practical skills that will turn gifted students into successful professionals. As educators with strong research and industry backgrounds, the Math Zoom directors know the importance of helping students acquire skills that will help them to succeed in any profession they choose. These talented professionals expose students to opportunities that will empower them to make well-informed decisions in pursuing the careers of their dreams. The seminars that have been presented during the residential camps included math applications in military, bio informatics, space technology, academic research, actuary, quantitative analysis, and other areas in the financial industry.
The general requirement for age for the residential program is 12 to 17. Younger students may be admitted based on their personal maturity and mathematical level.
Automatic Qualification: Students who have one of the following accomplishments automatically qualify.
All other applicants would be admitted based on the following information:
7:30 to 8:30AM: Breakfast.
9:00 to 10:30AM: Lectures. (Day campers start at 9AM.)
10:45 to 12:15PM: Problem Solving Sessions.
12:15 to 1:15PM: Lunch Break.
1:15 to 2:45PM: Lectures.
3:00 to 4:30PM: Problem Solving Sessions.
4:30 to 6:00PM: Sports and Recreation. (Day campers finish by 6PM.)
6:00 to 7:00PM: Dinner Break.
7:00 to 8:30PM: Evening Seminars and/or Group Recreational Events. Questions and Answers.
8:30 to 9:30PM: Supervised Self Study.
10:00 to 11:00PM: Room check. Lights out. Sweet Dreams.
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