Summer Illinois Mathematics Camp

Summer Illinois Mathematics Camp

Summer Illinois Math (SIM) Camp is a week-long math day camp for middle and high school students hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics. Campers will see the creative, discovery driven side of mathematics. By showing them some of the ways mathematicians approach problems, SIM Camp hopes to encourage them to continue studying math beyond the high school level.

We are still determining the structure and timing of the 2019 SIM Camp. In the past, our funding sources, particularly the Department's Mathways Grant, has allowed us to keep camp free for all campers. However, with Mathways expiring we will no longer able to run SIM camp for free. We are currently anticipating that we would have to charge participants around $300 in tuition in order to run the camp as before. We are working on finding new funding sources to lower this amount.

Please consider donating to the Department of Mathematics Outreach fund, which supports our Summer Illinois Math camp and other outreach initiatives. Your support helps our department fulfill Illinois’s land grant mission.

Campers outside

Apply

Students attending the rising 8th and 9th grade camp must have taken a pre-algebra class, while students at the rising 9th through 12th grade camps need to have taken at least one year of algebra.

Applications will be available sometime in the spring

Campers working with compass and straightedge

Directions

SIM Camp will be held in Altgeld Hall on the University of Illinois Campus at the corner of Wright Street and Green Street in Urbana.

You can find more transportation information here.

About Us

Claire Merriman, director

Emily Heath, program coordinator

Simone Sisneros-Thiry, assistant program coordinator

Jenna Zomback, assistant program coordinator

You can find more information about us here.

If you have questions, please contact math-simcamp@illinois.edu.

Sponsors

Support is provided by:

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Please consider donating to the Department of Mathematics Outreach fund, which supports our Summer Illinois Math camp and other outreach initiatives. Your support helps our department fulfill Illinois’s land grant mission.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DMS-1449269.

 

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