AwesomeMath Summer Program

Attention students and parents! The 2016 AwesomeMath Summer Program is now open to applications. AwesomeMath is an intensive summer camp for gifted math students.

Here’s an introduction of the program from AwesomeMath’s website:

An initiative in response to parents and teachers of bright students who have not yet shone at the Olympiad level, as well as of those who would like to expand what they have learned in programs such as MATHCOUNTS. These talented students wish to hone their problem solving skills in particular and further their mathematics education in general. Many of our participants seek to improve their performance on contests such as AMC10/12, AIME, or USAMO.

I interviewed one of our WSMA members, Richard Dong, who participated in the program in 2014. Richard is a current sophomore at Interlake High School taking Gifted IB Mathematics HL. He offered to share about his experiences at AwesomeMath.

Q: How did you like the summer program?
A: It was very fun; I learned a lot of high-level math, but they also had plenty of other recreational activities.

Q: What was your favorite part of the program?
A: I really liked the individuality they gave us at the camp; virtually all of our time outside of classes was free, and we could choose what to do with it.

Q: What sorts of topics did you learn during the classes?
A: We learned mostly abstract mathematics, useful for high-level competitions such as AIME and USAMO.

Q: What was the most challenging part of the program for you?
A: At the program, we did all of the math by ourselves. There were very few outside resources besides my friends, so I found it frustrating when there was a few important concepts that no one could solve.

Q: Would you recommend this program for math students out there?
A: Yes, and especially go with your friends. It makes the experience so much better.

Thanks Richard for your testimony!

If you’re interested in math and math competitions, definitely consider applying to AwesomeMath. You can apply here on their website. Deadlines are rapidly approaching, March 30th and April 4th for the Cornell and Puget Sound University campuses respectively.

| March 27th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized |

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