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Free summer math camp offered for girls

2010-05-26T00:00:00Z Free summer math camp offered for girlsBy Independent Record Helena Independent Record
May 26, 2010 12:00 am  • 

A free math camp for high school girls is seeking applications.

The Mathematical Association of America Tensor Foundation has room at a free math camp for high school girls entering 10th through 12th grades. The camp, which is preparation for mathematical modeling, is set for June 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In the morning of the five-day summer camp, students will look at real work problems that can be modeled using mathematics and Excel. In the afternoons the girls will build and program robots.

The hope for the fall is to form a team in Helena for the International High School Mathematics Contest in Modeling sponsored by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications.

Application materials and additional information will be available from high school math teachers and at the Preparing Women for Mathematical Modeling in Montana link at

Each application must be accompanied by a letter of support from a high school mathematics teacher, a one-page essay indicating why students wish to participate, and a signed parental form. This program is free and has a limit of 24 participants. Young women must have successfully completed algebra I or math 1 by June.

For additional information, contact Marie Vanisko at or 422-5842, or Richard Seitz at Helena High at or 443-5181 .

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(2) Comments

  1. daerz
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    daerz - May 26, 2010 2:27 pm
    Glad it wasn't just me. I, at first, read "meth camp" too. I'm all for math camp!
  2. abodox33
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    abodox33 - May 26, 2010 10:10 am
    Oh good! When I saw the title I thought it said meth camp, but I'm glad its really a math camp!

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