- Why should I come to the Math Zoom Summer Camp?
- Who are the faculty?
- What is the academic curriculum?
- What materials and study tools should I bring?
- What is the age range of the participating students, and how are they grouped?
- Where and when will the Math Zoom Summer Camp be held?
- How much does the Math Zoom Summer Camp cost?
- What is the procedure and deadline to apply for Math Zoom Summer Camp?
- Where should I send the application materials?
- What is your refund policy?
- What are the living arrangements for students?
- What travel assistance do you provide?
- What kind of recreation facility is available?
- Do you have financial aid or scholarship available?
- What is Math Zoom?
- Where do I find updates and information for future math programs from Math Zoom?
Math Zoom Summer Camp offers an opportunity for bright and mathematically gifted students to expand their mathematical horizons, improve problem solving skills, explore areas in advanced mathematics, make friends with talented students from around and US and some foreign countries, and develop well rounded skills for a future professional career.
The Academic Curriculum is geared towards preparing students for advanced mathematical contests. Our students gain a greater interest in math, better skills in problem solving, and more confidence in facing academic challenges. By reaching their highest potential and achieve outstanding performance at one or more of these contests, students will achieve a considerable opportunity for college admission officers to recognize them on their college applications.
Communication and Leadership Development is also a focus of our program. The set-up of the program encourages student participation and helps to improve communication and leadership skills. Confidence sparkles when students talk about the subjects they enjoy with peers who share the same interest. Guided by experienced coaches, students learn how to effectively articulate the thinking process. Students are trained to become better leaders and communicators in the field they most enjoy.
Evening Seminars focus on the introduction to advanced mathematical topics and will introduce students to math related college majors and professional careers.
Class Sizes are small with approximately 15 students who are able to work closely with the coaches for personalized coaching.
Future Leaders are what our campers want to be no matter what career path they eventually choose to take.
The faculty consist of renowned lecturers, veterans in international Mathematical Olympiads (IMO) and Olympiad coaches, who have successful careers in math, science, and technology, with many years of classroom teaching experiences. Among them are: Dr. Kevin Wang, founder of Math Zoom, former IMO China Team member, former math faculty at UC Irvine and UCLA. Dr. Harold B. Reiter, math professor at UNCC. Dr. Reiter is very well known and well respected in math education and math competitions. Please visit the faculty page for more information and constant update to the list of other faculty members.
The camp curriculum will cover some or all of the following topics: Modular arithmetic, Numbers and their digits & divisors, Basic and advanced counting strategies, Combinatorics, Polynomials and their coefficients & zeros, Algebraic inequalities and other techniques, Special angles and regular polygons, Centers of triangles, Collinearity and concurrency, Trigonometry, Vector and Coordinates. Various problem solving techniques will be introduced, as well as Math contest strategies.
Students should bring their own pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, compasses, calculators, notebooks, etc. Teaching materials – books (if applicable), hand-outs, and paper – will be provided to the students.
Students between ages of 12 and 17 are encouraged to apply. We may accept students who are under age 12 only if they show remarkable mathematical and personal maturity. Students will be placed into groups based on their goals and current levels. Initial placement is based on the application materials. The placement can be adjusted during the program.
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. Because the Independence Day holiday falls into the camp duration, the breaks may be altered that 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, Knotts Berry Farm or another park and a beach. There is an additional fee for weekend stay.
The application fee is $50. See below table for Tuition. Tuition includes all lessons, seminars, class materials, prizes, t-shirt, activities, transportation from and to the nearby airport, room and board. There is an additional $250 fee for staying on campus for each weekend at the western site. This fee includes the field trip and ticket to a local theme park such as Universal Studios, Disneyland or another park. There are day campers' packages (no overnight or weekend stay) available as well. The following table contains the detailed fee schedule. The first and second weeks will focus on the following topics: Algebra, Geometry, Number Theory, Combinatorics, and Trigonometry. The focus of the third week is the training on general problem solving techniques and strategies. All three weeks have lectures and problem solving sessions.
Tuition Schedule for the western site:
|Registration Type||Residential Campers
|Early Application by 2/28||$2995||$3495||$2095|
|Regular Application by 4/22||$3195||$3695||$2295|
|Late Application by 6/17||$3395||$3895||$2495|
Tuition Schedule for the eastern site – weekends all included:
|Registration Type||Residential Campers||Day Campers|
|Early Application by 2/28||$3795||$2295|
|Regular Application by 4/22||$3995||$2495|
|Late Application by 5/20||$4295||$2695|
Please make your check or money order payable to Math Zoom. The tuition collected will be used to pay the expense of classroom usage, room and board, lunch for day campers, salaries and travel expenses for the camp staff, class materials and supplies, and miscellaneous expenses.
To simplify the application process, we identified a group of students who automatically qualify. Please see the Application Information page for more details. For others applicants, the application is a two-step process. Fill and submit application form with payment, and take the admission test. The application forms and payments postmarked must meet three deadlines to take advantage of the discounted rates. Please see the Application Information page for details. To help families to make their summer planning easier, we also implemented an ongoing continuous application processing procedure. With this procedure, we process applications in the order they come in. Usually admission notification is given within two weeks of receipt of completed application materials.
The application form, tuition check or money order, and the assessment test should be mailed to:
Math Zoom Summer Camp, 4850 Barranca Pkwy, Suite 203, Irvine, CA 92604
Alternatively, the application form, assessment test and other supporting materials can also be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or fax to (714)784-7838. The tuition payment must be sent by regular mail.
The $50 application fee is not refundable. If you are not accepted based on the application materials, the tuition will be refunded in full. If you request to cancel enrollment three weeks prior to the program starts, the full amount of the tuition, minus $150 administrative fee, will be refunded. Cancellation request made within three weeks prior to the start, 50% of the tuition will be refunded. No refund is available after the program starts. Exceptions can be made for special situations (e.g. medical reasons) on a case by case basis at Math Zoom's discretion.
Housing and meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided by the university conference services. We'll be staying in the college student dorms on campus. Check-in starts at 3pm on the starting day; the first meal is dinner on that day. The last meal is breakfast on departure day. For the students who go home during the weekends, Friday dinner through Sunday lunch will NOT be provided. For Day Campers, weekday lunches are provided. Each room is shared by two students. Math Zoom staff members will stay on the same floor to serve as chaperons.
We provide free pickup and dropoff to the nearby airport. For the Eatern site, the nearby airport is Tweed – New Haven Regional Airport (HVN). For the western site, the airport pickup and dropoff at the Orange County airport (SNA) is free. There is a $50 extra charge each way for LAX, Long Beach airport (LGB), and Ontario airport (ONT).
We'll have access to the university sports and recreation facilities such as the fields, tennis courts, basketball courts and pool, that are within walking distance on the campus. These facilities are available on a first come first served basis. The camp will be staffed with experienced camp counselors to help the students and facilitate the recreational activities.
We have a tuition reduction policy offered as financial assistance for admitted students registering for the three week residential camp. The reduction is based on household income proved on the previous year's tax return. The total amount of assistance is limited and not guaranteed. Please apply early for consideration. Merit based scholarship is awarded to a couple of top winners of national math competitions only. Organizations like Mu Alpha Theta offers scholarship to Math Zoom participants who are their members. You can always start a fund raising in your local community.
Here is the schedule:
- Household Income $80,000 or greater: Full Tuition.
- For every $5,000 less than $80,000, there is a $100 discount.
- Household Income less than $40,000: the maximum discount is $800.
Math Zoom Academy is an educational institution, dedicated to promoting math, science and technology in the education of young generations. We have been working with schools to deliver hands-on, applied science and technology curricula since 2004. Math Zoom runs summer residential programs in the East Coast and West Coast. Math Zoom also runs year round Math Olympiad training programs in Southern California and Online to students from across the country (and even the world).
Visit this website often! Please also visit our forum for updated information, ask questions, and discuss mathematics with other participants.
For more information, please email email@example.com or call Math Zoom at (949)679-8989. Our fax number is (714)784-7838.