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Free math camp for 7th and 8th grade girls to be held at MSU June 13-17

June 3, 2011

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Bozeman - Montana State University will host a free, five-day summer math camp for 7th and 8th grade girls June 13-17.

"Math to Excite: Creating Interest, Confidence and Awareness about Mathematics among Young Women" will run from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. each day on the MSU campus.

The camp will consist of daily lessons taught by K-12 teachers and faculty from MSU. Undergraduate math majors and faculty members will serve as mentors. Participants will work on individual projects throughout the camp, which will culminate in a poster presentation on the final day.

Topics at the camp will include the use of symmetry and the Golden Ratio in painting and photography; cartography; planetary movements; exploration between mathematics and music and more.

The camp will also feature visits from women who have made mathematics a central part of their careers.

The camp, which is sponsored by MSU's Department of Mathematical Sciences and the College of Letters and Science, is free. Registration is limited to 15 participants. Application materials and additional information will be available from math teachers at Bozeman-area schools. Each application must include a signed form from a parent.

For more information, contact Brian Lindaman at lindaman@math.montana.edu or 994-5336.

Brian Lindaman, (406) 994-5336 or lindaman@math.montana.edu