Every year, during the last week of June, or the first week of July, we host a regional SFU-CMS-PIMS Math Camp for students from grades 9 and 10, along with keen grade 8 students who are familiar with grade 9 Math. All interested students are invited, but students from traditionally under-represented groups (women, aboriginal students, recent immigrants) are particularly encouraged. These camps are sponsored by grants from the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) and from the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). These camps, which are organized annually at several universities across Canada, are designed to provide students, who have demonstrated a talent for mathematics, with a variety of enrichment activities in a fun and rewarding environment.
The camps will be offered at two different locations: June 25th - 29th, 2018 at SFU Burnaby and June 26th - 27th, 2018 at SFU Surrey.
Note that both camps are day camps. Students are responsible for their transportation to and from the camp each day.
Presentations are designed to offer insights into higher level mathematics and to make it relevant to the participants. Most of the presentations have a hands-on component to offer experiences with mathematics drawn from a variety of backgrounds. Participants will have fun trying out their problem solving and critical thinking skills, will gain a better understanding of mathematical structures, and be intrigued by the beauty that mathematics offers. Presenters and helpers are drawn from faculty, visiting faculty, postdoctoral students, graduate students and undergraduate students of the Department of Mathematics and afiliated organizations. Please check out Past Camps for a listing of presentations and workshops held in the previous years as well as a group picture of participants.
Support from Simon Fraser University (SFU), the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS), and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) will enable us to cover the majority of the food, events and other costs. However, a registration fee of $60.00 for Burnaby Camp or $30 for Surrey Camp will be necessary to offset some of the costs.
Participation in the SFU Math Camps is by invitation only. High school teachers who have promising students who are eager to participate, should fill out a Nomination Form and fax it back as soon as possible.
Nominations should be received no later than Friday, May 25th, 2018
Camp participants will be selected from the nominations received and the successful applicants will be informed through their teacher.
Please note that this year we are trying out our new Online Nomination process! However, if you are more comfortable filling out the paper form and faxing it to us, this option is still available.
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