It’s not just math it is fun.
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Irvine, CA (PRWEB) February 16, 2010
It is competitive and fun. It involves problem solving and critical thinking. It is challenging and rewarding. It is a totally enjoyable experience. It is the 2010 Math Zoom Academy Summer Residential Camp and is being offered on the east and west coast of the United States for gifted math students ages 12 -17 at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, July 11-24, 2010, and Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, July 25-August 14, 2010.
“Our camps are different than any other camps available for gifted math students,” said Kelly Ren, Program Director of Math Zoom Academy in Irvine. “We provide students with a nurturing environment that develops well rounded skills and gives them confidence and improves their self-esteem. Parents see more confident kids and teachers see better students at school. We are very proud to say that majority of our students go to the very top colleges after graduation.”
The camps are taught by top mathematical instructors under the direction of Dr. Kevin Wang, Founding Director and Head Coach of Math Zoom Academy. Dr. Wang was a member of the China International Math Olympiad Team, as well as winner of multiple national and international contests in math and sciences when he was in high school and college.
The programs develop communication and leadership skills through the students’ participation. “The students sparkle when they are involved in activities that interest them,” Ren explained. “Students are trained to become better leaders and communicators in the fields they enjoy.” The camp offers evening seminars that focus on the introduction to mathematical research and application topics, and introduces the students to math-related college majors and professional careers.
Campers must qualify in one of the following to be eligible for the residential summer program: Qualified for the AIME; scored in at least the top five percent in AMC 8; entered a Math Counts state level competition as an individual or on a team; top performer in ARML or competed in other comparable math competitions; or take the admission test.
Math Zoom Academy summer camps and year-round classes were founded by Dr. Kevin Wang and Kelly Ren realizing the need to challenge gifted math students. “Math is taught mostly on a procedural level in the United States,” commented Ren. “Students usually just memorize the formula and plug in the numbers. We teach the concepts behind the formulas so students have a deeper level of understanding that is not easily forgotten. Students learn to apply their conceptual understanding to interesting problem solving. Math becomes alive.” As one former camper said, “It’s not just math it is fun.”
Math Zoom Academy is currently accepting applications for their 2010 summer camps. For more information about Math Zoom Academy, please visit the website http://www.mathzoom.org . To see the video of the camp life and campers’ testimonial, please follow this link, http://www.mathzoom.org/summer-camp/video-gallery .
About Math Zoom Academy -
Math Zoom Academy is a prestigious organization that develops and provides fun and exciting enrichment programs for students who are mathematically gifted or passionate about math. Math is the foundation for the majority of the advanced study fields and helps develop analytical and critical thinking skills. Here at Math Zoom Academy, we pride ourselves in providing a fun and enjoyable learning experience for all levels of math students, focusing on keeping gifted students challenged and engaged. Math Zoom Academy offers the opportunity for students to expand their mathematical horizons, improve problem solving skills, explore areas in advanced mathematics, and develop well rounded skill sets to grow into successful leaders in a variety of professional fields.