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 the Bowling Green Council of Teachers of Mathematics (BGCTM) with oversight from BGSU’s mathematics education faculty. Aligned with the Common Core and Ohio Learning Standards for Mathematics, BGCTM 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 LEADERSHIP TEAM 2019-2020-2021
Front Row (Left to Right): Dean Mraz Jr., Emma Freytag, Kelsey McReynolds, Abby Martin, Maggie Christie
Back Row (Left to Right): Dr. Matney, Logan Selby, Haya Saadeh, Nick Drown, Zeke Ferrell, Morgan Bannister
Important Math Camp Update 3/26/2021
I hope everyone is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel for this semester. The Leadership Team has some exciting news to announce, so please read this update entirely.
Math Camp Station Creation: For those of you who signed up for this meeting, you will be receiving a reminder email this weekend. This will detail the new location for the meeting and further details on what we will be doing during the time. So please be on the lookout in your email!
Math Camp Kick Back: Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we will have to cancel the Math Camp Kick Back this year. Typically, we would hold a big celebration for the transition between Leadership, as well as say our thanks to our Executive Graduate Leaders. However, due to the next part of this email, we cannot find time to squeeze this in with a big group of people.
iLEAD Math Camps: BUT HELLO, EXCITING NEWS! We are BACK BABY! We have officially scheduled two upcoming Math Camps at the iLEAD Spring Meadows Schools! The first camp will be on Saturday, April 24, 2021 and the second camp will be on Saturday, May 8, 2021. We are actively looking for volunteers to help out with both camps, Stations Leaders and Families Leaders. Please note that the May 8th camp is after BGSU is out of school for Spring Semester, so we understand if this conflicts with your schedule. We will have Mandatory Training meetings prior to each Math Camp; pending dates of Thursday, April 22, 2021 and Thursday, May 6, 2021. These training meetings are crucial for attendance, as we have to discuss how we are going to safely implement a Math Camp during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested in volunteering for the camps, please take some time and fill out the iLead Math Camps Spring 2021 Google Form. You ~should~ receive an email copy of your answers for the form. We will be in contact after you fill out the form.
At the beginning of the semester, we did not think we would be having Math Camps until Fall 2021. But we are excited to be able to start to get back into the swing of things. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For now, stay healthy, enjoy the warmer weather, and we hope to see some of you at our upcoming events/camps! #RedShirtSzn
Math Camp Leadership Team (Dean, Maggie, Abby, Kelsey, Emma, Dr. Matney, GAs)
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.