Math Camp is an energetic and active day of mathematical teamwork, problem solving, and skill development.
Students engage in fun-filled experiences about teamwork, problem solving, mathematics, and the connections between mathematics and the real world, all in a camp-like atmosphere where there is song, dance, and silliness. Each math camp is specifically designed by the preservice teachers of math camp with oversight from BGSU’s mathematics education faculty. Aligned with the Common Core and Ohio Learning Standards for Mathematics, Math Camp preservice teachers work with each school's liaison to identify specific areas of mathematics need for the students in order to design a worthwhile and focused camp experience.
Math Camp is affiliated with the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) as of December 2021.
More information about OCTM can be found on OCTM's website.
MATH CAMP LEADERSHIP TEAM 2021-2022
Front Row (Left to Right): Stephanie Kafer, Zoey Berger, Will Angelis, Ryan Griesmer, Kati Solymosi
Back Row (Left to Right): Abby Martin, Emma Freytag, Kelsey McReynolds,
Dean Mraz Jr., Maggie Christie (Executive Co-Leader 2020)
Not Pictured: Christine Painter, Alex Bajwa
Spring 2022 Happenings
January 29, 2022 - Ottawa Hills 3rd & 4th Grade
February 26, 2022 - Green Springs School 4th & 5th Grade
March 26, 2022 - Springfield Local Schools 5th Grade
April 9th, 2022 - Hull Prarie 4th Grade
OKLAHOMA CITY MATH CAMP
BGSU’s pre-service teachers have been doing Math Camps in Northwest Ohio, and research has shown its positive impact on students. We feel that it is important to share our ideas with others and spread Math Camp to other areas of the United States, so it can have a greater impact. In May of 2018, BGSU students traveled to Oklahoma City to hold a math camp for Santa Fe South schools, an urban school with a high poverty rate and highly diverse student population. Prior to the camp we provided a free training for pre-service teachers and graduate students from the University of North Texas, Oklahoma State University, and Oklahoma Baptist University. Those who attended the training then joined us in conducting the SFS Math Camp. Our goal was to help other universities start doing math camp or STEM camps of their own for the students in their local schools.