The MATH CAMP kids beg to go to!
Introducing this year's most fun and effective math experience! As educators, we find that students' learning development can stall and even regress over the summer. Kids are often sent to a variety of summer camps that focus on athletics and physical activities, but mathematical thinking gets left in last year's classroom. As a result, they fall behind in their next grade and struggle to get back up to speed. Keep your kids sharp! At Tang Math camp, they will use actual math skills in real world situations while developing a deeper sense of numbers in a really fun way. Stay smart with Tang Math Summer Camp!
ABOUT THE CAMP
This exciting camp immerses children in math in the real world. Every activity - art, singing, engineering, cooking, sports and daily field trips - are all math centered. Campers learn to find math everywhere in the world that surrounds them. Because it is linked to everyday life, it is more meaningful and children develop cognitive skills that lead to number sense, mental thinking abilities and automaticity. They find themselves "using" math to solve problems, not "learning" a procedure. This kind of thinking sparks curiosity and helps children customize their own interpretation of math, learn values of numbers and sets, and develop efficiency by reasoning and transfer of knowledge and skills.
Daily field trips include exploring math at the post office and fire station. Campers learn to bargain shop at the grocery store and learn the ins and outs of math in a restaurant. They also learn to estimate how far they walk and how to measure things using non-standard forms of measurement. The campers are learning and having fun at the same time.
EXAMPLE OF A TYPICAL DAY
|9:00||Tang Games - fun card games and board games|
|9:15||Science or Engineering Activity|
|10:00||Walking trip to see how math is used at a local business|
|11:00||Daily Puzzle Challenge|
|12:00||Math Project of the Day|
|1:30||Math Literacy - read an animated Greg Tang ebook|
|1:45||Tang Games - fun card games and board games|
TANG MATH IN ACTION
Check out this game called NumTanga™. It's all about learning and mastering numbers through multiple representations.
Kids that play our math games will end up doing thousands of math problems - literally! - in a fun way where they don't even realize they are doing them.
Let’s raise the bar and show our kids that math can be learned, math can be mastered and math can be enjoyed!
WHEN AND WHERE
|Week 1||June 19-23||San Diego CA|
|Week 2||June 26-30||San Diego CA|
|Week 3||July 17-21||Orange CT|
|Week 4||August 07-11||San Diego CA|
|Week 5||August 14-18||San Diego CA|
SAN DIEGO CA
Jennifer CromarHead Instructor - West Coast
Jennifer is a practicing elementary school teacher and mother of two. With over 20 of teaching experience at the elementary level, she has dedicated her career to learning innovative teaching methods to match the ever-changing world, with an emphasis on mathematics. She believes that the movement to change the way teachers teach math is imperative and that what teachers change about themselves will benefit their students. She feels that children need to learn to be problem solvers and critical thinkers in order to be successful in the careers their futures hold.
She has a Masters of Science Degree in Mathematics, Grades K-5, and seven years experience planning and hosting math camps for children in the San Diego area.
Susan LukianovHead Instructor - East Coast
Susan is a practicing elementary school Math and Science Specialist who believes all children deserve to not only learn mathematics but to truly understand it. Her education career spans over 25 years and includes time as a full-time elementary classroom teacher, a museum educator at the Intrepid Sea, Air, Space Museum in New York City, a curriculum writer, and a staff developer. She has dedicated her career to investigating and sharing thoughtful and innovative instructional strategies that engage students in meaningful and targeted learning experiences. She encourages learners of all ages to be problem solvers and approach learning with persistence and perseverance.
She holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Teaching, is a certified facilitator/trainer for First Steps in Mathematics and was a Connecticut State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science. She is excited to be hosting her first math camp in the New Haven County area this summer.
Greg Tang JrHead Instructor
Creator of Tangy Tuesday Puzzles and inventor of the popular hit math games Ten Frame Mania and NumTanga - Greg is a master game developer, programmer, family math night expert, and favorite among students, teachers and specialists across the U.S.
He has done over 300 school visits and worked with thousands of students and parents, both inside and outside the classroom.
Over the last 5 years, he and his dad have grown their free online math gaming site gregtangmath.com to over 40 MILLION views, and schools all across the country - even all over the world - use the math resources Greg has created to help students improve.