Responsive Engagement 2021-2022
BOZEMAN — Youth who want to enrich their skills in mathematics can attend a summer camp at Montana State University. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, through Thursday, Aug. 18, on the MSU campus for students entering grades 5 through 8 this fall. Tuition is $360, which includes lunch and snacks each day.
The four-day camp is designed to engage and challenge students who are working at or above their grade level, and it includes problem-solving exercises and math puzzles not typically included in a school curriculum. Some exercises are connected to MSU research projects supported by NASA and the National Science Foundation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with and learn from MSU students and to join a network of peers interested in STEM activities.
BOZEMAN — Montana State University’s Science Math Resource Center will host a free online presentation for Montana preschool-aged children and their caregivers at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. The presentation is called Leap into Science, which is a national program of the Franklin Institute that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books.
The program is designed for children aged 3 through 6, and they should attend with a parent, teacher or caregiver. The presentation lasts about 40 minutes. Preschools or other groups such as libraries are welcome to participate. All participants should have internet access, a screen large enough to share the video with the children (audio is also necessary) and enough adult caregivers present to facilitate activities. One adult from the group should be able to chat or speak interactively with the presenters.
BOZEMAN — A free online workshop designed for Montana K-12 educators, “Diving into Data,” will be held Saturday, Feb. 26. The workshop is hosted by Montana State University’s Science Math Resource Center and will introduce participants to various data sources that can be used in the classroom.
Participating teachers will receive lessons to implement, resources for finding more lessons and ideas for incorporating data from current Montana research projects. The workshop will include breakout sessions and resources for teachers of grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. All participants will be entered into a giveaway of supplies for gathering data with students.
BOZEMAN — Middle school students from across the state of Montana are invited to register for a free online mathematics contest set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20.
The American Mathematics Competition 8 contest is part of the American Mathematics Competition series developed by the Mathematical Association of America. The contest is designed to provide an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes toward analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment. The contest is hosted each year by Montana State University’s Science Math Resource Center in the College of Education, Health and Human Development.
BOZEMAN — The Montana Science Olympiad state tournament is scheduled for Friday, April 15, at Montana State University. Registration is now open for middle and high school teams.
MSU’s Science Math Resource Center, which is part of the College of Education, Health and Human Development and runs the annual statewide competition, will host an online presentation from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, called “Starting a Montana Science Olympiad Team: A Guide for New Coaches.” The presentation will include benefits and logistics of starting a team, how scoring works and events for the upcoming season, plus a few tips from past coaches on recruiting and preparation. The presentation is free, but registration is required. A recording will be available for those who aren’t able to attend live.
BOZEMAN — High school students can register for free mathematics contests set for Wednesday, Nov. 10, and Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Montana State University.
The American Mathematics Competition 10/12 contests, hosted by the MSU College of Education, Health and Human Development's Science Math Resource Center, are part of the American Mathematics Competition series developed by the Mathematical Association of America. The series provides an opportunity for students to develop positive attitudes toward analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.
BOZEMAN — A fifth-grade student navigates through an obstacle course on the lawn outside of Reid Hall on the Montana State University campus. He throws a beach ball into a bucket, crawls through a hula hoop and does a quick spin through a jump rope. After completing additional obstacles, he runs to the finish as other kids and adults cheer him on.
The student is one of 10 elementary school-aged children from Bozeman who is participating in the Inclusive Community Camp, held this week on the MSU campus. Now in its second year, the Inclusive Community Camp is a summer day camp that has been carefully designed both for children with additional support needs – including those with Down syndrome and autism – and for those without additional support needs, according to Jody Bartz, assistant professor in the MSU College of Education, Health and Human Development’s Department of Health and Human Development, who created and organizes the camp along with Jamie O’Callaghan from the college’s Department of Education. The camp runs Monday through Friday for three hours each day.