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Looking for mathematics summer camp recommendations

Hey all! I'm a junior who's really into math, so I've been thinking about attending a math summer camp. Does anyone have any recommendations for summer math camps or intensive programs? What are some great experiences that you or your friends have had at these camps?

6 months ago

Hey there! It's terrific that you're passionate about math and want to spend your summer diving deeper into the subject. There are quite a few math summer camps and programs out there, ranging in selectivity and focus. Here are a few well-regarded options:

1. Math Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP): This highly prestigious program invites top finishers from the USA Math Olympiad (USAMO) to participate. It's an intense training camp where students prepare for the International Math Olympiad (IMO). Students not only learn advanced math concepts but also work alongside some of the brightest math talents in the country.

2. Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) at Boston University: PROMYS offers a challenging six-week summer program for ambitious high school students who have a strong interest in mathematics. Participants engage in problem-solving, group work, and independent study, aiming to explore new mathematical concepts and ideas beyond the traditional high school curriculum.

3. Ross Mathematics Program at Ohio State University: This six-week summer camp is another excellent option for high school students who are passionate about mathematics. Ross provides a unique classroom experience and combines mathematical theory with interactive problem-solving exercises.

4. AwesomeMath Summer Program: This three-week program caters to mathematically talented middle and high school students. It offers two sessions every summer, one at each of its locations (UT-Dallas and Cornell University). Students learn advanced mathematical concepts, improve their problem-solving skills, and gain exposure to competition-level math.

5. Canada/USA Mathcamp: Mathcamp is a five-week summer program for high school students who are talented and passionate about math. It offers a range of courses, seminars, and activities designed to inspire and challenge students. Most courses are taught in a small, interactive setting and cover a variety of topics, including number theory, combinatorics, and geometry.

Keep in mind that some of these programs are highly selective and thus may require an application showcasing your mathematical ability. Additionally, don't worry if none of these options seems quite right to you - there are plenty of other excellent programs out there, some of which you can learn about on CollegeVine's blog: https://blog.collegevine.com/high-school-math-summer-programs.

I encourage you to explore the websites of the programs that most interest you, look at their application requirements, and see which programs align best with your interests and goals. And don't forget to connect with your math teachers and counselor for more guidance and recommendations. Whichever program you choose, I'm sure you'll have an incredibly enriching and rewarding experience!

6 months ago

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