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Mathematics and Computer Science

USD Math Explorers Summer Enrichment Camp

PLEASE NOTE: The USD Math Explorers Summer Enrichment Camp is not being offered for summer 2012.

 

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Mission Statement and Goals
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Contact Information

Mission Statement and Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of San Diego Math Explorer's Summer Enrichment Camp is twofold. To provide mathematical enrichment for a diverse group of children. To support the mathematical development of future and in-service elementary school teachers.

Core Goals The camp promotes the intellectual exploration of mathematics. In addition, the camp provides an opportunity for campers and teachers to:

  • Learn to value mathematics
  • Learn to reason mathematically
  • Learn to communicate mathematics
  • Become confident in their ability to do mathematics

Addressing the Core Goals

The camp intends to address the core goals stated above in the following way. The camp activities are developed with USD faculty, future elementary and in-service elementary teachers before the camp starts. The activities are based on real-world applications and encourage conceptual and critical thinking. The camp sessions then become a collaborative learning environment consisting of campers, USD faculty, and future and in-service elementary teachers. The mathematical ideas in the activities are explored in group discussions followed by written work and explanations at the board.

Principles or Beliefs that Guide Our Work

Learning mathematics and learning to teach mathematics are active sports. The camp offers future teachers the opportunity to learn the art of communicating complex ideas in an understandable way through practice and hands-on experience; and it offers campers the opportunity to learn, as well as interact, with mathematics in a positive way.

Camp Mentors

Lynn McGrath, Ph.D.
Perla Myers, Ph.D.

Registration Information

To register by mail:

  1. Please, open, print and complete the Registration Packet.
  2. Send registration packet and payment (checks only):
    • Make checks payable to:
      University of San Diego
    • Send registration packet and payment to:
      University of San Diego
      Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
      Math Enrichment Camp
      5998 Alcalá Park
      San Diego, CA. 92110

To register online:

Note: You will be able to submit registration information and payment online, but to complete registration you will need to print and mail the consent forms.

  1. Register Online Here
    Note: On the page titled “Guest List” click on the “Edit” link to fill out information for the child/children attending the camp.
    Online Registration Instructions [PDF]
  2. Please, open, print and complete the Consent Forms.
    • Send completed consent forms to:
      University of San Diego
      Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
      Math Enrichment Camp
      5998 Alcalá Park
      San Diego, CA. 92110

Payment plan options are available upon request. Contact Celina Gonzalez at cngonza3@sandiego.edu.

Contact Information

Celina Gonzalez
Phone: (909) 268-7300
Email: cngonza3@sandiego.edu